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20 Aug

Information Laundering and Globalized Media — Part I: The Problem

By Noah Arjomand Money laundering is a familiar story: “dirty money” generated through illicit means must be “cleaned...

06 Aug

Declining public support for media freedom in Africa: What does it mean for democratic values on the continent?

By Jeff Conroy-Krutz & Josephine Appiah-Nyamekye Sanny Media liberalization and the emergence of independent media outl...

22 Jul

When Media Capture Backfires: Local Elections and Digital Media in Turkey

Duygu Güvenç and Jérémie Langlois Turkey captivated the world’s attention recently as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

05 Jul

Social Media Shutdowns Restrict the Flow of Information When It’s Needed Most

By Samuel Woodhams Following the tragic terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka earlier this year that killed over 250 people, the g...

03 May

Between Hope and Fear: Ethiopian Media in the Age of Abiy

By Simegnish Mengesha When I was forced to leave Ethiopia in 2014, it was a dangerous time to be a journalist. Attempting t...

11 Mar

A Road-map for Meaningful Media Reform in Ethiopia

By Asmamaw Gizaw The rapid political opening in Ethiopia over the past year has seen an uptick in journalistic freedom and ...

04 Mar

Fighting for Survival: New Report on Media Startups in the Global South

By Anya Schiffrin Panic about the business model for journalism has surfaced again in the United States with the recent lay...

29 Oct

Putting machine learning to work to measure media quality

By Samhir Vasdev Quality, fact-based news—and trust between citizens and journalists—is essential to helping people mak...

23 Oct

Brokering Local-International Knowledge: An interview with Dr. Noah Arjomand

Noah Arjomand is a sociologist and is currently the Mark Helmke Postdoctoral Scholar on Global Media, Development, and Demo...