Research

Journalism in Kyrgyzstan: Feeding at the Public Trough

In a country where media heavily rely on government funding and informal payments, there can’t be much independent reporting. Kyrgyz journalists attest to that.

Spooks and Royals: How Media Policy Works in Jordan

The secret service, government officials and the royals shape Jordan’s media policy. The consequences for the country’s journalism are dire.

Slovakia’s Misinformation Barons

The Slovak misinformation industry is growing fast, buoyed by ads and e-commerce, but many people support them directly, too, through donations or tax designations.

How to Gain a Political Sinecure in Romania: Join a Media Regulator

Media regulation in Romania remains an openly political affair where chaos rather than strategy and expertise rules.

Kyrgyz Media Policy: It’s All the President’s Men

The environment in which journalists operate in Kyrgyzstan has improved significantly after a new president took the country’s helm in 2017. However, the country’s media remain tied to the government’s apron strings, according to a newly released Media Influence Matrix report.