Una guerra que no podemos ganar

August 20, 2017 / By Luis Villadiego, DigitalSevilla En los últimos 40 años hemos asistido a un reagrupamiento paulatino de la mayoría de medios de comunicación con alcance internacional. Hoy en día, más de dos terceras partes de la prensa occidental pertenece a sólo 14 grupos (21st Century Fox, Bertelsmann, CBS Corporation, Comcast, Hearst Corporation,…

Who Owns The Media In Ghana

20 July, 2017 / By Peace FM Online The Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will hold a one-day stakeholder forum to present a report on research findings on media ownership in Ghana on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 9a.m. at the Alisa Hotel in Accra. The research project titled: “Media…

Graphic tops all in print market

July 31, 2017 / by Kweku Zurek, graphic.com Six GCGL newspaper brands; Daily Graphic, Junior Graphic, The Mirror, Graphic Showbiz, Graphic Sports and Graphic Business were assessed as part of the research. The GCGL maintained its status as the leading and largest newspaper publishing company in Ghana. The GCGL papers placed first, ahead of Western…

Italian Media Regulator Blocks Vivendi’s Italian Expansion

April 18, 2017/ By Variety Italian media regulator Agcom has ruled that French media conglomerate Vivendi’s expansion into Italy where it has built large stakes in both Telecom Italia and broadcaster Mediaset violates the country’s anti-trust laws and given Vivendi one year to reduce its stake in one of the two companies. The decision marks…

Bulgaria, “quasi-media” on the rise

April 13, 2017/ By Mediapool The growing presence of political and corporate propaganda in Bulgaria’s media is the most obvious indicator of the ongoing transformation in media ownership in the country. The market is increasingly occupied by the so-called “quasi-media”, pro-government propaganda agents and publications that carry out smear campaigns against politicians, journalists, and newspapers…

Rustavi 2 TV Row: International Reaction

March 3, 2017/ By Civil The Supreme Court of Georgia, the country’s highest court of appeal, ruled on March 2 against the current owners of Rustavi 2 TV, the country’s most-watched private television broadcaster, granting the ownership rights to Kibar Khalvashi, who co-owned the channel a decade ago and whose claims many see as orchestrated…

New Power Party proposal targets media monopolies

March 30, 2016 / By By Chen Wei-han, Tapei Times The New Power Party (NPP) caucus yesterday proposed draft legislation to prevent media monopolies and to maintain media pluralism to address issues that sparked protests against media monopolization in 2012. The proposal seeks to limit media mergers, stipulating that a company cannot own more than three…

Ownership is concentrated, transparency lacking with regard to Colombian media, study shows

17 October 2015 / By Journalism in the Americas Blog Journalists and press advocates have created another project to study concentration of media ownership in Colombia. They found low transparency, high ownership concentration and links between media owners and the political world, among other insights. Media Ownership Monitor (MOM), a project between the German branch of…