Three Years of War Waged by Orbán against Hungarian Media Pluralism

20 August, 2018 / By by Csaba Fuzfa and Republikon Institute  We have reached the end of a three-year-long war in the media waged against Hír TV – the biggest anti-government television broadcaster in Hungary. The main battle took place between Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and oligarch Lajos Simicska, the owner of Hír TV, right before…

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Is Getting Our News From Smart Speakers a Threat to Media Diversity?

7 August, 2018 / By Rachel Withers, Slate Voice assistants may be revolutionizing access to news, but they’re not exactly revolutionizing variety.   If the 2016 election made one thing clear, it’s that people in this country are getting their news from very different sources. But with the growing popularity of smart speaker-delivered morning briefings,…

The selfish giants

19 june, 2018 / By Laura Basu, newint.org So many voices online. Surely that means more diversity and media democracy? Not really, explains Laura Basu The rise of the internet and social media has been accompanied by optimistic claims that the new technologies are leading to a great democratization of the media. After all, now anyone…

Los contenidos informativos en la RTVA y las televisiones locales crecieron desde 2011 hasta casi un 20%, según el CAA

24 may, 2018 / By lavanguardia.com La única televisión autonómica privada de Andalucía no emite informativos pese a estar obligada a difundir dos diarios de media hora. Entre el año 2011 y el año 2017, los contenidos informativos emitidos por la RTVA y las televisiones locales crecieron cuatro puntos, al pasar del 15,7 al 19,7…

Money without counterparts. In Portuguese

21 may, 2018 / By Joao Paulo Meneses, macaubusiness.com Independence is total, without government interference, in the Portuguese language press. Despite hefty subsidies “Although the Portuguese and English media are more critical of the Macau Government, their readers are so few that their reports can hardly be influential,” is the considered opinion of academic Bill…

TVE presiona a sus redactores para que no vistan de negro en protesta por el bloqueo

4 May, 2018 / By El Confidencial El viernes pasado, un color dominaba entre los redactores y presentadores de Televisión Española. El negro. Y no era casual. Eligieron el luto para denunciar el “bloqueo y el secuestro” de la radio y la televisión públicas por parte del PP. Porque el día anterior, los populares torpedearon el relevo en…

Medios que dependen de Silicon Valley

27 December, 2017 / By Ekaitz Cancela La filantropía, muchas veces, se resume de la siguiente forma: un empresario acumula tan mayúsculo capital que distribuye cierto excedente entre la clase más baja para desactivar cualquier pretensión de mejora social. En lo referente al periodismo sirve para mantener vivas determinadas estructuras mediáticas inmersas en una crisis…