MIM News

The Sorry, Sorry State of State Media: Four Fifths of the World’s State Media Lack Editorial Independence

In a study released today, CMDS Director Marius Dragomir introduces a new tool to assess the editorial independence of the world’s state media and finds that nearly 80% of 546 state-administered media companies in 151 countries lack editorial independence.

Ownership rules ok? The need for a tougher UK media plurality regime

August 19, 2021

In his article for the Media @LSE blog on the UK’s media plurality regime, Justin Schlosberg calls for regular plurality reviews which address the role of algorithms in meeting plurality goals.

Media in Israel: Politics at Work

The involvement of high-placed political figures in the inner workings of the media raises fundamental questions about the legitimacy and integrity of professional journalism in Israel today, according to a new report by CMDS.

GB News: The Rise of UK’s New Rightwing Media Isn’t Over Yet

In her latest article for Huck Magazine, Naomi Smith makes a parallel between the rise of  Rupert Murdoch's Fox News in the US and and the similarly right-wing GB News in the UK. While GB News is sometimes regarded as a laughable matter, Smith argues that Fox News was similarly dismissed when it was launched in the mid '90s. 

Dragomir on Slovak Media in Balkan Insight

July 6, 2021

The Media Influence Matrix: Slovakia report was featured in an aritcle in Balkan Insight.