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Rustavi2 Television in a Bind as Ownership Changes

“Now I have to say goodbye.” This is how Diana Jojua, one of the most prominent anchors on Rustavi2, Georgia’s most watched television chain, announced…

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Posted in Head Honchos

The Rise and Fall of A Romanian Media Mogul

Radu Mazare pioneered independent journalism in the early days of post-communist Romania. But his excessive craving for fame, wealth and power led to his downfall….

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Posted in The Hot Potato

Serbian Journalism in Free Fall

All eyes are currently resting on Hungary and other media freedom bashers across Europe – but it is actually in Serbia where independent journalism is…

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Google Bankrolls Oligarch-Owned Media Group in Hungary

Google joins the Hungarian government of Viktor Orban and its allies in funding the company that runs Origo, a Hungarian pro-government news portal. The recent…

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Posted in Audiences

News Media on Twitter: Who Are the Top Dogs in Europe?

Large, established media, including public service outlets, dominate the Twitter market in much of Western Europe, but less in the east. Mainstream media outlets dominate…

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Posted in Public Media The Hot Potato

Head of Ukraine’s Public Television Axed

The director of Ukraine’s public broadcaster UA:PBC, a feisty and forthright journalist, is given the boot as the country prepares for presidential elections. Zurab Alasania,…

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Posted in Local Reporter Markets & Players

Newspapers in Pakistan: Extinction Crisis

A major media group in Pakistan shuts down five of its publications as journalism crisis in the country worsens. Jang Group of Newspapers, the largest…

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Hungarian Government’s Monopoly in the Media: The Last Act

Hungary’s pro-government media outlets get together to create a powerful media conglomerate. The stink of the old communist days is in the air. The owners…

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Posted in Legal Issues

Is Modern Copyright Technology Hampering Creativity and Freedom?

As the internet and other modern technology have moved forward, current copyright law has struggled to keep up, but how do copyright laws and policies…

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Posted in Head Honchos Local Reporter

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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