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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 a...

04 Mar

Fighting for Survival: New Report on Media Startup...

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

21 Dec

Drawing the Lines: The Growing Debate Over How to ...

Over the past two years, governments, news outlets, platforms, and audiences across the world have come to recognize the...

05 Dec

Social Media Taxes: A Financial Barrier for Indepe...

With press freedom and freedom of speech increasingly under attack, social media is often the last space in many countri...

29 Oct

Putting machine learning to work to measure media ...

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

23 Oct

Brokering Local-International Knowledge: An interv...

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

12 Oct

Mapping Trends in Freedom of Expression Legislatio...

By Agustina del Campo Regulation of the internet is on the rise worldwide. In particular, lawmakers are drafting bills a...

25 Sep

Decline in attacks masks a deeper challenge for fr...

In Pakistan, press freedom has ticked up amid a decline in attacks on journalists over the past year, but recent reports...

04 Sep

Ethiopia is Unshackling the Media, but True Indepe...

By Henok Fente Just a few months ago, Ethiopia was one of the countries with the highest number of imprisoned and exile...

30 Aug

Who watches the watchdog? Why media ownership conc...

When a small group of political or economic elites controls the mass media, they effectively monopolize the channels thr...

14 Aug

US Government Media Assistance Funding Increased i...

US government assistance to media freedom and freedom of information around the world rose sharply in 2016, with the lar...

01 Aug

Defending Digital Rights in the Democratic Republi...

By Morgan Frost While the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the fourth largest country in Africa in terms of pop...