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Idiot of the Week: Gianni Infantino

When the world is mad at Russia for invading Ukraine, bombing its buildings and killing its people, companies leave Russia in droves, and sanctions are…

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Media in Figures. 70% of Journalists Expect Fall in Ad Revenues Triggered By War in Ukraine

Interesting statistics extracted from cool studies and research projects about media and journalism 25 March 2022 Some 70% of journalists expect a significant decline in…

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State Media: Move Fast and Label Things

Dominant thanks to their privileged status and special funding arrangements, state media play a disproportionately high role in shaping narratives, especially in times of crisis,…

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Hungarian Government Uses the War in Ukraine As Electoral Propaganda

With only a month or so to go before national elections in Hungary, Fidesz, the political party of the country’s populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban,…

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Media in Figures: TikTok To Grow To Almost One Billion Users by 2025

Interesting statistics extracted from cool studies and research projects about media and journalism Within four years, Facebook will remain the largest social network in the…

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Media in Figures: Highest Number of State Controlled Media in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

Interesting statistics extracted from cool studies and research projects about media and journalism The highest number of state-controlled media outlets in the world are in…

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Researching Media Development Impact: Puzzling Findings

Spending on media development has increased during the past decade, but there is little evidence, if any, that this support has led to systemic changes…

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Idiot of the Week: Novak Djokovic

People in the Balkans, the region where the tennis player Novak Djokovic comes from, know the type. Do anything you can, even lie or mislead…

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Lord Martin Callanan

We do not give the title of Idiot of the week to people for expressing their opinions, however outrageous they might sound. Yet, calling the…

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The Sorry, Sorry State of State Media

In a study released recently, Marius Dragomir introduces a new tool to assess the editorial independence of the world’s state media and finds that nearly 80% of…

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