China Is Buying African Media’s Silence
I wrote about Chinese oppression in a South African paper. Hours later, they cancelled my column.
Ordinary Iranians Will Suffer, but Regime Insiders Will Profit
On our podcast: Journalist Jason Rezaian recalls life in Iran under sanctions.
Press Freedom Is Still Under Attack in Slovakia
A journalist’s murder shocked the country in February, but it hasn’t led to a more independent media.
In Italy, a Right-Wing Spin Doctor Repents
How Silvio Berlusconi’s top propagandist become one of Matteo Salvini’s toughest critics.
Russian Troll or Clumsy Publicity Hound?
A Russian media executive says he’s come to Washington to test the limits of American freedom.
Trump Taps Bannon Ally for Top Broadcasting Job
Some in Washington worry he will turn the agency into a mouthpiece for Trump, but others say the threat is overblown.
Caught on Camera: India’s Broken Media
What a sting operation reveals about press freedom in the world’s largest democracy.
The Making of a Kurdish Mandela
By keeping a key challenger in jail, Turkey’s government risks making Selahattin Demirtas an even more popular and formidable opponent.
China’s $6 Billion Propaganda Blitz Is a Snooze
Beijing’s propaganda works at home, but it can't compete globally.
Fear of a Coup at Broadcasting Board of Governors
Employees fear the Breitbartization of U.S.-government funded international media outlets
New House Bills Take Aim at Foreign Propaganda
Two new measures try to provide Americans with greater disclosure about foreign influence.
How Aleksandar Vucic Became Europe’s Favorite Autocrat
The EU is undermining its credibility by choosing stability over democracy in Serbia
Blood on Their Hands?
By condoning corruption and denouncing the press, Slovakia's government created an atmosphere in which journalists became targets.
A London Television Station Has Convinced Iran the Shah Was Great
Why are young Iranians demanding the return of the Pahlavi dynasty? Media-savvy exiles in Europe.
A stunning profile of Ben Rhodes, the asshole who is the president’s foreign policy guru
After eight years at Foreign Policy, here are the ten most popular Best Defense posts.
Beijing Builds Its Influence in the American Media
How one of America's biggest Chinese-language newspapers amplifies China’s message.
China’s Flagship TV Network Hasn’t Registered as a Foreign Agent
Based in Washington, CCTV America broadcasts Beijing-controlled news to English-speaking households across the United States.
BuzzFeed Subpoenas Companies for DNC Hacking Information
Amid legal battle, the news site is continuing its efforts to validate the Trump dossier.