How the Rise of the Internet Police Imperils Journalism in Indonesia

Misinformation has flooded the Indonesian internet in recent years. The government’s response will only shrink the space for online news content.

Mintal on Social Media as an Accurate Mirror of Society

November 29, 2019
In a recently published anthology, our Fellow, Jozef Michal Mintal busts a common myth about the internet.

Independent Journalism in Romania: On the Ropes

Romania’s media market seems vibrant and diverse, but in reality, the local environment hardly enables independent journalism to thrive. Independent journalism survives thanks to a string of small online outlets that are struggling financially and grappling with a low level of trust and a public unwilling to pay for media content.

CMDS Fellow Haraszti in the Washington Post

November 13, 2019
Miklós Haraszti wrote about how the spirit of 1989 sustains the Hungarian opposition’s fight against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Thomas on the Political Coverage Index and Its Application to Media Capture

Political Coverage Index was introduced to investigate whether the media fulfill their role as the fourth estate. In the article, CMDS Fellow Tobias Thomas and his co-authors present the result of the research on more than 10 million news items in German media.