Reports

Lying for Fun, Politics and Money in Hungary

Facebook appears to be the almost exclusive source of traffic for Hungarian misinformation websites, which fall on the spectrum from purely ideological sites to simple money-making machines. Their Facebook pages are stable, directing users to their ever-changing URLs.

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.

Bosnia’s Professional Liars

The fake news phenomenon hasn’t spared the Balkans. In Bosnia & Herzegovina, it fuels a lucrative industry.

Funding Journalism in Georgia: One Government, Two Families and Two Brothers

Georgian independent journalism is struggling in a highly politicized media industry where the government and a few wealthy businesspeople call the shots.

SPP Students Present at the Biggest Media Research Event

Mackenzie Nelson and Ifra Asad launched in Madrid the report they wrote as part of their class at CEU.

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.

How to Build an Authoritarian Internet Culture: The Pakistan Model

Technology companies were hoped and expected to liberate the world and give journalism a platform to operate freely. But in Pakistan, they have become a policing tool.

Reuters Institute Publishes Digital News Report 2019

This year's report, surveying 75,000 people in 38 countries, looks at trust, concern over misinformation, news avoidance, populism's impact, top brands, how people access news and much more. The Hungarian chapter was written by Eva Bognar, Senior Program Officer and Researcher at Center for Media, Data and Society.