Posted in Head Honchos Markets & Players

Next Target for Moldovan Politicians: The Internet

Politicians meddling with the journalism business is not uncommon in Moldova’s media. But now, the battle to control dissenting voices moves online. The recipe used…

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Posted in Markets & Players Thinking Journalism

How to Fight Abuses of Media Power in UK: Be the Media, Know the Media, Change the Media

We have more media, but only a few very powerful companies controlling them. Can anything be done against this hegemony? Professor Des Freedman offers a…

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Posted in Markets & Players TechBrain

Internet Providers in Eastern Europe: Non-Transparent, Dubious, Politically Linked

The Internet has become the new heaven for unheard voices, new forms of commerce and limitless communication across eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union….

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Posted in Digital Rights Legal Issues

Internet Freedom Threatened by Cybercrime Law in Pakistan

Pakistani authorities want to access people’s data stocked online, shut down websites anytime they wish or put people behind bars for trivial activities such as…

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Posted in Markets & Players

Media Owners in Chile and Colombia Have a Hand in Many Pies

A handful of groups control media in Chile and Colombia. Their businesses extend much further into a spate of industries ranging from banking to retail…

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Posted in Legal Issues

Embattled Nigerian Senate Faces Stiff Opposition Over Anti-Free Speech Bill

Since its inauguration June 2015, the Senate, the upper legislative chamber of Nigeria’s National Assembly, has been wading through a series of controversies ranging from…

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Posted in Markets & Players

European Audiovisual Groups Increase Their Market Share at Home

European broadcast groups are dwarfed by American ones on the global level. But at home, they enjoy a comfortable position. And they tend to further…

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Posted in Legal Issues

Right of Reply Law in Mexico: Against Citizens, in Favor of Media Moguls

A new law on the right of reply was adopted last month in Mexico after it had hibernated for eight years in the Congress. But…

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Posted in Funding Journalism The Hot Potato

The Moscow Times Changes: Trimming Costs and Fighting for Independence

With a new owner and now a new editor, the English-language paper The Moscow Times is being reformed from the ground up. A leaner, more…

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Posted in Markets & Players

Concentration of Media Ownership Increases Worldwide: Where Is the Limit?

A new study from Columbia University Business School unveils worrying trends. Some say the answer to growing media concentration is protecting quality journalism. A landmark…

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