Oligarchs on the Airwaves

Ukraine’s top TV channels are controlled by powerful business interests — and they aren’t shy about making sure the coverage goes their way.


‘He Would Not Accept Censorship’: Egyptian Journalist’s Arrest Signals Sisi’s Growing Anxieties

The arrest of Hossam Bahgat in Egypt this weekend is just the latest in a string of attempts by the Egyptian government to cover up bad news.

Best Defense

My morning information workout, updated: E-mail, Twitter, websites

I wrote about this several years ago, but I’ve had a couple of requests to lay out my morning information routine. In other words, this is how I get up to speed before sending in my daily blog file to the powers at Foreign Policy.

Tea Leaf Nation

The Chinese Oscar Winner that Wasn’t

Wolf Totem is a spectacular film, but its soul is missing. That's just how Beijing wants it.


Mali’s Voice of Reason

Broadcasting from this war-torn country’s capital, a remarkable radio station is bringing implacable enemies together for dialogue.

Tea Leaf Nation

An International Victory, Forged in China’s Tumultuous Past

Nobel Laureate Tu Youyou never studied abroad, never got a doctorate, and never bothered to climb the bureaucratic ladder.


Sisi Caves to Critics by Releasing Al Jazeera Journalists

Right before the Egyptian leader heads to the U.N., he pardoned 100 prisoners Wednesday.


Free Speech Crackdown, Ecuador Edition

The U.N. has condemned Ecuador's shutdown of a media watchdog group amid concerns the government is increasingly threatening freedom of speech.

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