Ann Cooper interviewing Lithuanians at their first pro-independence demonstration, 1987.
Posted in In Journalism We Trust Journalism

The Press and Its Enemies: A Fresh Look

Award-winning journalist Ann Cooper talks about what lands journalists in trouble today. Ann Cooper is an award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent with more than 25…

Viktor Orban during a EU summit.
Posted in Journalism The Big Issue

The Hungarian Media Capture Express: Next Stop, Europe

The Hungarian oligarchy has thus far been focused on controlling media at home. Now, they move on to Europe. As Hungarian elections are fast approaching,…

Posted in Journalism MPM Team

Georgi Staykov Joins MediaPowerMonitor

We are pleased to announce that Georgi Staykov joined the MediaPowerMonitor team as Editorial Lead. Mr. Staykov will be in charge of commissioning articles for…

The Kyiv Post's former editorial team posing with posters to save the newspaper.
Posted in In Journalism We Trust Thinking Journalism

The Kyiv Post Is Dead, Long Live the Kyiv Independent

The Kyiv Post was shut down by its owner, apparently following pressures from authorities. But its journalists do not seem to give up. On 8…

Black and white photograph of two women under a bridge holding Bulgarian newspapers that are on fire.
Posted in Countries Great Reads Journalism Local Reporter Thinking Journalism

Bulgarian Media: From Hero to Zero

Back in 2006, Bulgaria and France had something important in common. Both countries were ranked 35th on a list of 169 nations in the annual…

Posted in The Hot Potato Thinking Journalism

Anya Schiffrin: Media Capture Got Worse

Media capture is a useful concept for understanding the state of the media today, describing a situation in which governments or vested interests networked with…

Posted in Journalism Thinking Journalism

Private Investors in Talks to Fund European Journalism

A group of unnamed private investors are discussing plans to support independent media, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. As a response to the deteriorating…

Posted in Local Reporter Markets & Players

Alden To Boost Stake in Tribune Publishing

A large newspaper publisher is one step away from being created in the United States, following the acquisition of the Tribune Publishing by Alden Global…

Posted in Journalism

Internet Freedom in Europe: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Turkey

  An increasing number of governments are increasingly turning the screws on internet freedom. Funnily enough, they look at the EU for inspiration. When Judit…

Posted in Journalism

The Terrorist Assault on the Capitol

What happened is terrorism – the use of violence to achieve political ends. After Trump’s triumph in 2016, many of us speculated that violent mobs,…