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Hungary’s Main Opposition Newspaper Shut Down

Nepszabadsag’s publisher, Mediaworks announced that it has suspended the paper’s operations. This is arguably the biggest event in Hungary’s media history since the collapse of…

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Posted in Local Reporter Markets & Players

The Cuban Lesson: If You Want Free Access to Media, Use Hackers

Bad internet connections, pricey internet packages, censorship, suppressed freedom of expression and content blocking: this is Cuba. How come, then, Cubans are such a well-informed…

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Posted in Local Reporter Markets & Players

Why Himal is Leaving Nepal

Himal has been in business for three decades. Now it is folding, and Nepal’s authorities have a problem. The end of summer got very heated…

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What Happens When Media Oligarchs Go Shopping?

Mighty, politically well-connected oligarchs are in the mood for retail therapy, and their targets are media outlets. Their influence over journalism has begun to reach…

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America’s Advertising Agencies Funnel Ad Cash to Their Own Media

Ad agencies in America have been increasingly buying stock in media companies to secure slots for their clients’ ads. Nothing would be wrong with that…

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CNN Teams up With Crony-Backed Media in Myanmar

Myanmar is set to have its first modern all-news television channel. Its designers are CNN and a local crony. Back in 2011, the United States…

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Posted in Markets & Players Media and Elections

How Media Has Become Netanyahu & Co in Israel

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is becoming hypersensitive to his critics. He’s figured out how to solve the problem: bring all media into line. On…

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Czech News Website Motejlek in Disarray After Founder’s Decamping

The Czech server Motejlek.com is a rare success story of paid online news. The departure of its founder is likely to harm the site –…

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Why Indian Politicians Buy Cable Operations

India’s cable industry is a buoyant market. Much of that is in the hands of local politicians who use cable companies to reach their constituencies,…

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Posted in Funding Journalism Markets & Players

Reviving Greek Journalism With AthensLive

The pathetic state of Greek journalism is not a mystery to anyone anymore. The number of disgruntled readers looking for fresh journalism is growing and…

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