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Poland’s Media Watchdog Slaps Radio Station With Record Fine

The decision sets a dangerous precedent, giving authorities the power to fine media as they please. Poland’s National Broadcasting Council…

11 months ago

Spain’s Aspiring Prime Minister Spreads Bunkum on Primetime Television

The leading candidate for the Spanish prime minister position is using a deceptive technique called Gish gallop during a televised…

1 year ago

BuzzFeed News Closure Highlights Harsh Realities of Digital Publishing Industry

The digital publishing industry is currently grappling with a myriad of intricate challenges as it endeavors to adjust to an…

1 year ago

Why Is Iran Shaking up Its Media?

A major reform of Iran’s media is underway as the country’s leadership wants to boost its influence, both at home…

2 years ago

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…

3 years ago

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…

4 years ago

Journalism in Ukraine: A Feast of the Oligarchs

With the Ukrainian media ruled by four influential oligarchs, the future of the country’s independent journalism looks bleaker than ever.…

4 years ago

Nic Newman: “Divided Societies Seem to Trust the Media Less”

Nic Newman is a senior research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford. As…

4 years ago

What Happens When Academia and Media Work Together

When journalists team up with university researchers, only good things can come of it. With scale and structure, this type…

4 years ago

How Covid-19 Threatens Media Freedom

Access to accurate information is essential to fighting a pandemic. However, many governments hide behind the emergency to restrict media…

4 years ago