Posted in Markets & Players

Cambodia Daily: Sudden Death, Khmer Style

Cambodia Daily is shutting down operations after nearly a quarter-century in business. An outright dictatorship is on the horizon. The journalists of Cambodia Daily newspaper delivered their last…

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Posted in Head Honchos Markets & Players

Philippine Daily Inquirer: Fearless No More?

The sale of a majority stake in the Philippine Daily Inquirer raises concerns about the newspaper’s fabled fearlessness. On 17 July 2017, Marixi Prieto, the chair of the…

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Posted in Markets & Players

Russian Television in Moldova: Winning Hearts and Minds

With blistering attacks on the west and extolling coverage of Russia’s head honchos, Russian TV channels are making inroads in Moldova’s media market. In a…

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Posted in Muckrakers

Yong Jin Kim: Nonprofit Investigative Journalism Is the Answer

Interview with the investigative journalist Yong Jin Kim of South Korea Around the turn of the millennium, Yong Jin Kim organized and led the first…

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Posted in Audiences Data

The Big Facebook Boys in the Russian Commonwealth

Facebook is not particularly popular in the former Soviet Union space when it comes to news media. Outside Russia, though, Facebook news media from other…

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Posted in Digital Rights TechBrain

Big Brother Building in Romania Phase Two

The companies chosen to build the EU-funded data collection system for Romania’s intelligence agency are hardly the cleanest. In late May 2017, the Romanian Information…

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Posted in Digital Rights TechBrain

The Price of Digital Rights

Internet companies and telcos are not particularly good at disclosing policies on freedom of expression and privacy. On a long-term basis, this could dent their…

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Posted in Audiences Data

Facebook News Media: A Lesson From Palestine

Our MENA Facebook Index shows an exceptional news appetite, but also room for further growth in the Arab world. Today, we released Facebook Index Middle East…

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Posted in Local Reporter

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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Posted in Digital Rights

Telcos and Internet Companies, Bad at Informing People About Their Rights

The world’s telecom and internet behemoths are far from being transparent when it comes to users’ privacy. It’s time for them to improve. The world’s…

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