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Cameroon’s Independent Media: Zero Tolerance

One of the wealthiest media tycoons in Cameroon lands firmly into the government’s crosshairs as attacks on independent journalism intensify. Only seven years ago, Mimi…

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Head of Open Society Journalism Program Quits

The director of the Program on Independent Journalism (PIJ), the flagship journalism program of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) has quit, the OSF announced. Ms…

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Hungary: Prime Minister’s Allies Take Over Popular News Website

Hungarian businessman Zoltan Speder sold in mid-September 2018 his stake in the company cemp-X Online, which owns several publications and indirectly controls Index.hu, Hungary’s largest independent…

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Romanian Government Funds Sputnik-Affiliated Website

Last year, the Ministry for the Romanians from Everywhere allocated €20,000 to fund the website Usd24.ro, a website that republishes all the articles from the…

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TV Barrandov in the Dock After Scrapping News

The Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting (RRTV), the broadcast regulator in the Czech Republic, asked the owners of TV Barrandov to explain why they…

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Galicia: Journalists Raise Against Manipulation

The staff of CRTVG, the public broadcaster in Galicia, an autonomous community in northwestern Spain, took to the streets to call on the government to…

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How Russian Government Funds Foreign News Websites

Using companies incorporated in Serbia and Cyprus, in recent years the Russian government has been funding a bevy of news websites in Eastern Europe to…

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Romanian Regulator Wants to Ban Broadcasting of Funerals

The Romanian media loves the tabloid fare so much that nothing is considered too much to be broadcast. Journalists are game to air anything, even…

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Orban Launches Attack on Prominent University in Hungary

Hungarian government is poised to shut down the Central European University (CEU), George Soros’ key asset in the country. The Ministry of Human Capacities in Budapest…

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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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