Viktor Orban during a EU summit.
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The Hungarian Media Capture Express: Next Stop, Europe

The Hungarian oligarchy has thus far been focused on controlling media at home. Now, they move on to Europe. As Hungarian elections are fast approaching,…

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The Kyiv Post's former editorial team posing with posters to save the newspaper.
Posted in In Journalism We Trust Thinking Journalism

The Kyiv Post Is Dead, Long Live the Kyiv Independent

The Kyiv Post was shut down by its owner, apparently following pressures from authorities. But its journalists do not seem to give up. On 8…

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Posted in Great Reads Public Media Research

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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Black and white photograph of two women under a bridge holding Bulgarian newspapers that are on fire.
Posted in Countries Great Reads Journalism Local Reporter Thinking Journalism

Bulgarian Media: From Hero to Zero

Back in 2006, Bulgaria and France had something important in common. Both countries were ranked 35th on a list of 169 nations in the annual…

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Posted in Public Media The Big Issue

Public Media

Good reads about journalism, tech and media New NHK Chief Maeda to Push Reforms 29 January 2020 Terunobu Maeda, the new president of NHK, expressed…

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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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Danish Public Media: Loved by People, Hated by Politicians

Political enemies of Denmark’s public broadcaster DR are hatching plans to crop the station’s budget. A bellicose commercial media industry is going to bat for…

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Public Broadcasting in Austria: Politicians Clash With Journalists

Recent attacks from right-wing politicians on Austria’s popular public broadcaster are raising alarming questions about the future of independent journalism in the country. An Austrian…

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A Dim Future Approaches for Objective Reporting in Slovakia

The management of RTVS, Slovakia’s public broadcaster, is poised to turn the station into a political enterprise. The recent cancellation of the station’s sole investigative…

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Estonian Public Media Gets Government Manpower

The appointment of a high government official in the body that governs Estonia’s public broadcaster is opening a can of worms. He promises to keep…

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