Program - Research

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.

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.

Journalism Funding in Kazakhstan: A Government Affair

With millions of dollars splurged on media every year, control of large ownership stakes in media companies and a raft of loyal media entrepreneurs, the Kazakh government leaves little space for independent reporting and business innovation.

Who’s Funding Romanian Journalism?

A new generation of brash journalism outlets challenge the highly concentrated media system in Romania. But many of them remain highly vulnerable, according to Funding Journalism: Romania, the most comprehensive analysis of the country’s media in decades, released today by CMDS.