Publications - Reports

A Tough Market for Misinformers to Crack

Misinformation is not absent in Moldova, but its sources are located in state and commercial mainstream media. Smaller websites have a hard time to survive.

Hatred and Mysticism for a Profit in Romania

The misinformation business in Romania is elusive and difficult to measure, but click-bait content, which is funded mostly by advertising, is the norm.

Regulatory Capture in Slovakia: Who Benefits Most

The Slovak news media sector remains captured by powerful financial groups and oligarchs. Blame it on regulation (partly).

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.

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.