The Hot Potato

 
Giving to the rich
28 March 2019
Google joins the Hungarian government of Viktor Orban and its allies in funding the company that runs Origo, a Hungarian pro-government news portal.
 
 
Update: Google Cancels Grant to Origo
3 April 2019
Following a MediaPowerMonitor report, Google canceled the grant awarded to Origo, a Hungarian news outlet lavishly financed by oligarchs close to the Orban government. Following a series of articles written by other media outlet (including NiemenLab), the company said in an email sent to MediaPowerMonitor: "We recently made an initial offer of funding to a range of projects as part of the last round of our Digital News Innovation Fund. After further review, we’ve decided not to go ahead with the grant to NWM [New Wave Media]."

Industry News

Slovenia
18 January 2019
Broadcaster Central European Media Enterprises (CME) (CETV.O) (CETV.PR) announced that it will keep its Slovenian television networks. The decision was made after a long-running regulatory process held up plans to pay down debt, according to Reuters. More
 
India
14 January 2019
India’s Bharti Airtel (BRTI.NS) is in talks to buy Telkom Kenya, the East African nation’s smallest telecoms operator, to create a stronger challenger to market leader Safaricom (SCOM.NR), three industry sources told Reuters on Monday. More

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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.
 
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