Poland’s Government Is Systematically Silencing Opposition Voices
Adam Michnik was a hero of the anti-communist struggle. Now his renowned newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, is under attack from a ruling party that refuses to tolerate dissent.
Russia Has Won the Information War in Turkey
The Kremlin doesn’t even need fake news to push its agenda on Turkish social media. Because domestic disinformation is rampant, Moscow has managed to infect both sides of the debate.
How Russia Sows Confusion in the U.S. Vaccine Debate
Not content to cause political problems, Moscow’s trolls are also undermining public health.
Serbia’s Protests Aren’t the Beginning of a Balkan Spring
Demonstrations against Aleksandar Vucic’s authoritarian government won’t achieve anything until the opposition can present a coherent alternative.
How the Christchurch Shooter Played the World’s Media
Friday’s shooting in New Zealand was a terrorist attack conceived for the internet era.
Journalists Are Living in Fear in Republika Srpska
Bosnia has a thriving media sector, but those who refuse to become mouthpieces for the government increasingly find themselves in exile or under police protection.
Chinese Media Targeted in Foreign Agent Crackdown
CCTV’s U.S. arm agrees to register as an agent of the Chinese government.
You Can Hack This Headline for $200
Cybercriminals claim to be selling the ability to manipulate media outlets’ articles.
China’s Media Forecast Is Bleak and Stormy
Spring Festival is coming, but the country's politics remain frozen.
Hunger Strike Gains Momentum in Azerbaijan
Seeing Baku as a strategic partner, the United States and Europe overlook rights violations.
How an Internet Impostor Exposed the Underbelly of the Czech Media
When politicians own the press, trolls have the last laugh.
How Do You Say ‘Fake News’ in Russian?
Russian news sites portray the U.S. presidential election as a prelude to civil war.
Jamal Khashoggi Had Skin in the Game. The Crown Prince’s Cheerleaders Didn’t.
Too often, Westerners treat courageous local experts like pawns in a political game. The journalist’s murder should serve as a reminder that, for some, writing an op-ed is a deadly risk.
Mohammad bin Salman Is Scared of Saudi Expats
The crown prince will stop at nothing to silence his growing number of critics, regardless of where they live.
Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance Is a Slap in the Face to the United States
Washington should explore retaliatory measures that impose real costs on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
China’s Global Propaganda Is Aimed at Bosses, Not Foreigners
Chinese reporters overseas are rewarded for whiny nationalism, not persuasive argument.
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.