The Citizens Braving Putin’s Chokehold on Dissent

The invasion of Ukraine has been accompanied by a sharp crackdown on dissent among Russian civil society, which was already under intense pressure.

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Reporting Against the Odds: The Struggle to Keep Russia’s Independent Journalism Alive

As Vladimir Putin’s regime descends into dictatorship, Russia’s beleaguered independent media are fighting for survival.

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Down but Not Out: Central Europe’s Independent Media

Despite the shrinking space and pressure from governments, some outlets in these countries have proved resilient.

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Agriculture as a Source of Authoritarian Power

Orbán and the Hungarian elite are quietly stripping smallholders of their lands to strengthen their grip on power.

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Europe’s Broken Media Business Model

With accessible, quality information ever harder to come by, we look at the trends transforming the European media landscape today and the implications for democracy.

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Europe Must Do More for Media and Democracy

Despite the attention on fake news, independent media are being left to survive on their own in the face of hostility and a struggle for revenues.

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Reader-supported News in Europe

A panel of journalists from alternative left-wing media outlets across Europe discuss trails and successes in today’s challenging media landscape.

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Media Capture Central European Style

In Central and Eastern Europe, vested interests are increasingly monopolising media and information to cement control and influence over opinions.

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Global Political Action To Protect An Information Space In Peril

An interview with the secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders.

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Turkey: Elections in a Fake News Climate

Analysis of the run-up to the June 24 elections in Turkey in a media landscape plagued by repression of dissent, fake news, and suspicion from all sides.

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