Posted in Media Influence Matrix

Funding Journalism in Israel: Secrecy and Political Influence

Unusual opacity is the most salient characteristic of the media system in Israel, where the involvement of political figures in media operation raises serious concerns….

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Posted in UnderCovid

Iranian Judge Arrested in Romania, Twitter Scraps Turkish Propaganda

While Covid-19 takes all the headlines, deals are made and laws are passed, with hardly anyone noticing. Many will change our lives for years or…

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Posted in UnderCovid

Farage’s Radio Show Scrapped, Erdogan Creates Personal Police

While Covid-19 takes all the headlines, deals are made and laws are passed, with hardly anyone noticing. Many will change our lives for years or…

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Posted in Head Honchos

Mexico’s Second Richest Man Uses Television to Defy Authorities

Ricardo Salinas Pliego, owner of TV Azteca, has in recent months used his television station to pressure the Mexican government to lift the quarantine imposed…

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Posted in Idiot of the Week

Eliot Engel

Eliot Engel, a congressman from the Democratic Party, gets the award this week after he was overheard on a “hot mic” saying last Tuesday that…

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Posted in UnderCovid

Lukashenko Sacks the Government, Hungarian Oligarch Gets a New Fat Contract

While Covid-19 takes all the headlines, deals are made and laws are passed, with hardly anyone noticing. Many will change our lives for years or…

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Posted in Idiot of the Week

Idiot of the Week: Dominic Cummings

Dominic Cummings, the UK prime minister’s most senior adviser gets the honor this week after it turned out that he drove 260 miles (418km) from…

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Bannon Can Open His Political Academy in Italy, Russian Demand for Private Jets on the Rise

While Covid-19 takes all the headlines, deals are made and laws are passed, with hardly anyone noticing. Many will change our lives for years or…

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Posted in Local Reporter

How Colombian Military Used American Aid Money to Snoop on Journalists

Allegations that the army conducts illegal intercepts and collects intelligence about journalists, judges and human rights lawyers are not new in Colombia; but when American…

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Posted in Español

El segundo hombre más rico de México usa TV para desacatar a la autoridad sanitaria

Fiel a su historia, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, dueño de TV Azteca usó la pantalla de su empresa para presionar al gobierno mexicano a que levantara…

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