Reports

Who Owns the UK Media?

A new study published by the Media Reform Coalition, in cooperation with CMDS, shows that ownership concentration is an endemic problem in the country's media landscape , which in some sectors is becoming worse. The report analyses the print, online and audiovisual media , but also looks at the role and power of platforms and intermediaries in shaping the market.

What Keeps Fact-Checking Organizations up at Night

Fact-checkers find reaching their audience, using social media effectively, gaining credibility, and achieving an impact the most important impact-related challenges in their work, according to a newly released CMDS report.

Can Journalism Recover from Coronavirus?

The global pandemic resulted in a financial crisis, which hit an already struggling media industry. A new report, co-authored by our Advisory Board member, Anya Schiffrin, investigated initiatives aimed at helping news organizations, and found promising examples.

How Data Governance Affects Media Freedom

Media organizations have to better understand data regulation. Failure to do so can badly hurt them.

How Technology Changes Slovak Media

Slovak news media are highly dependent on the distribution power of the global tech giants. That makes them highly vulnerable.

Journalism in Georgia: Under Pressure

News is a much-sought product in Georgia, but its production is not a lucrative business. Independent journalism struggles in a highly politicized media industry where politicians and wealthy families call the shots.

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.