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Posted in Great Reads Public Media Research

Over 84% of the World’s State Media Lack Independence

More than 84% of the world’s state media are government-controlled, according to a newly released report from the Media and Journalism Research Center. The government…

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Posted in Smart Views

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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Posted in The Hot Potato

Why Is Iran Shaking up Its Media?

A major reform of Iran’s media is underway as the country’s leadership wants to boost its influence, both at home and abroad. Yet, “the strategy…

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Posted in Media in Figures

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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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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