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17 Jun

Media Capture in the Digital Age

By Anya Schiffrin Independent journalism faces numerous threats, not least because of the precarious financial situation of...

05 May

The Gatekeeper to End All Gatekeepers? Social Media and the Transformation of Journalism in Developing Countries

By Noah Arjomand Journalists are some of the world’s most prolific social media users. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Wh...

27 Apr

Uprooting hate speech: The challenging task of content moderation in Ethiopia

By Yohannes Eneyew Ayalew While many have lauded social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for being open ...

15 Apr

Media Ownership in Bangladesh: Why More Media Outlets Does Not Mean More Media Freedom

By Ali Riaz and Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman Bangladesh’s media ecosystem paints a contradictory picture. On the one hand...

24 Feb

How Big Tech’s Content Moderation Policies Could Jeopardize Users in Authoritarian Regimes

By Gideon Sarpong Social media advocates have historically lauded its ability to facilitate democratic progress by connecti...

12 Jan

Saving Journalism: New Report Examines Global Initiatives for Media in the Post-COVID World

By Anya Schiffrin Dozens of plans to help save journalism have emerged since the COVID-19 pandemic decimated media outlets ...

08 Dec

Algorithms, Labels, and Regulation: How Internet Policy Affects News Media

By Daryna Sterina Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube: for many people, these platforms are an important gateway to news and info...

19 May

Local radio stations in Africa prove resilient amid COVID-19

By Mary Myers, Nicola Harford, and Martin Ssemakula Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, radio remains a dominant source of news ...

14 Apr

Global media organizations can build resilience to the coronavirus crisis by showing reporters they care

By Cristi Hegranes and Laxmi Parthasarathy In late January, the government of Mongolia imposed a nationwide lockdown to hal...