MIM News

Funding Journalism in Israel: Secrecy and Political Influence

Unusual opacity is the most salient characteristic of the media system in Israel, where the involvement of political figures in media operation raises serious concerns.

Who Finances India’s Journalism?

Commercial advertisers are the largest players in terms of funding spent in the media in India, but the state has also a significant role, financing the country’s public service broadcaster, shelling out public advertising money to commercial media and holding a monopoly over the news radio market.

Journalism Thrives in Slovakia Despite Growing Oligarchic Control

Slovaks have access to a plethora of news platforms, but many of them are in the hands of powerful financial corporations, closely linked with political groups. Nevertheless, swelling demand for accurate, quality information boosts the country’s independent journalism.

How Technology Changes Slovak Media

Slovak news media are highly dependent on the distribution power of the global tech giants. That makes them highly vulnerable.

Journalism in Georgia: Under Pressure

News is a much-sought product in Georgia, but its production is not a lucrative business. Independent journalism struggles in a highly politicized media industry where politicians and wealthy families call the shots.