Advice: Investigate Corporate Power, Environment and Algorithms

16 April 2018

Interview with the Peruvian journalist Nelly Luna Amancio, co-founder of Ojo Publico


Public Media in Denmark

Danish Public Media: Loved by People, Hated by Politicians

By Marius Dragomir
26 March 2018

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 them.
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Twitter News Media in the Arab Region: Who’s Winning

22 February 2018

In the Arab world, global players still boast millions of Twitter followers, but a clutch of fast-growing news media from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon are making inroads into the region’s Twitter market, according to the Twitter News Index, released today by MediaPowerMonitor.
Check out our Data Pages
Head Honchos

Media Capture, Made in Bulgaria

By Marius Dragomir
12 February 2018

One businessman has managed to bring both the state structures and big business in Bulgaria under his tight control. Media was a key piece of that puzzle.


Thai Far-Right Gets Its Hands on Fancy Newspaper

By Marius Dragomir
29 January 2018
A business group with far-right affinities buys The Nation, one of Thailand’s most respectable newspapers. This means that independent reporting is now likely to be whittled away.


The Hot Potato

An Uprising of New Cuban Media Defies State Rule

By Elaine Diaz Rodriguez
8 February 2018

Cuba’s Constitution prohibits private media. Nevertheless, more than a dozen media outlets outside state control have unfolded in the country since the beginning of the century.



How Will Face-Controlling Technology Change Journalism?

2 January 2018
Video-tampering technology is likely to take fake news manufacturing to a whole new level. For journalism, that is a game-changer.
Check out our TechBrain dossier


Insightful Journalism


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