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Members of the BBC staff watch Queen Elizabeth II.
Members of the BBC staff watch Queen Elizabeth II.

The BBC’s Crowning Moment

The Queen’s death underscored the central—and, at times, conflicting—role the broadcaster plays in royal coverage.

Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini appears on the TV show 'Porta a Porta' under an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini appears on the TV show 'Porta a Porta' under an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian Propaganda Finds a Home in Italian Media

Since the Ukraine invasion, Italy has become a haven for pro-Kremlin disinformation and propaganda.

Bad Bunny performs for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards broadcast from Yankee Stadium in New York City on Aug. 28.
Bad Bunny performs for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards broadcast from Yankee Stadium in New York City on Aug. 28.

Bad Bunny and the Political History of Reggaeton

The genre is the product of migration, rebirth, and the struggle to be heard.

monkeypox vaccination
monkeypox vaccination

Kremlin Claims Monkeypox Could Be a Secret U.S. Bioweapon

Washington needs to stop being a pushover in the global info war.

Crosses, flowers, and photographs mark the graves of victims of the battles for Irpin and Bucha at the cemetery of Irpin, Ukraine, on May 16.
Crosses, flowers, and photographs mark the graves of victims of the battles for Irpin and Bucha at the cemetery of Irpin, Ukraine, on May 16.

Russia’s Brutal Honesty Has Destroyed the West’s Appeasers

Yet plenty of Western intellectuals and politicians still ignore what Moscow is saying loud and clear.

Filipino American journalist Maria Ressa gives a statement after posting bail at a regional trial court in Manila on Feb. 14, 2019.
Filipino American journalist Maria Ressa gives a statement after posting bail at a regional trial court in Manila on Feb. 14, 2019.

Maria Ressa Wants to Save Journalism

The Filipino American journalist and Nobel laureate explains what it’s like to be a government target—and how to safeguard a free press.

Taliban fighters wait as people gather for a ceremony to raise the Taliban flag in Kabul.
Taliban fighters wait as people gather for a ceremony to raise the Taliban flag in Kabul.

The Taliban Detained Me for Doing My Job. I Can Never Go Back.

FP’s columnist on a harrowing return to Kabul, almost one year after the United States left Afghanistan.

A person walks past a grid of mostly domestic movie posters in Seoul in 2006.
A person walks past a grid of mostly domestic movie posters in Seoul in 2006.

South Korea’s Film Rules Need a Reboot

The success of productions such as “Squid Game” and “Parasite” prove the industry can hold its own without excessive protectionism.

Then-Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gives a press conference.
Then-Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gives a press conference.

The Fall and Fall of Dmitry Medvedev

How the former Russian president went from geeky technocrat to deranged war hawk.

A Syrian refugee has coffee and cake in Sweden.
A Syrian refugee has coffee and cake in Sweden.

Swedengate Was a Lesson in How Easily Misinformation Spreads

One person’s anecdote became a false lesson in national character.

Young men wearing headphones sit in front of computer screens showing a scene from an online game.
Young men wearing headphones sit in front of computer screens showing a scene from an online game.

Iran’s Leaders Are Scared of the Internet

They should be more scared of shutting it off.

People holding pro-Trump flags are shown heading toward the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
People holding pro-Trump flags are shown heading toward the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

The Democratic Paradox

The right to say anything has been a challenge to every democracy that has ever existed.

A man wears a QAnon shirt while boarding a shuttle bus.
A man wears a QAnon shirt while boarding a shuttle bus.

Americans, Like Swedes, Need Help Telling Fact From Fiction

A botched disinformation board shouldn’t be the end of efforts to educate the public.

Cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the U.S. Capitol as part of a protest against disinformation on the social media platform, in Washington on April 10, 2018.
Cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the U.S. Capitol as part of a protest against disinformation on the social media platform, in Washington on April 10, 2018.

Texas’s New Social Media Law Will Create a Haven for Global Extremists

A new law restricting content moderation will have ripple effects far beyond the state.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during a meeting of the National Confederation of Industry in Brasília, Brazil, on Dec. 7, 2021.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during a meeting of the National Confederation of Industry in Brasília, Brazil, on Dec. 7, 2021.

Bolsonaro Is Already Undermining Brazil’s Upcoming Election

The populist president and his devotees are casting a dark cloud over the October vote.

Protesters rally over energy prices in Kazakhstan.
Protesters rally over energy prices in Kazakhstan.

How Western Media Framed Kazakhstan’s Protests

A complicated conflict was reduced to an easy narrative of riots and chaos.

A picture taken on Sept. 4, 2019 shows logos of social networking websites Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, displayed on smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France.
A picture taken on Sept. 4, 2019 shows logos of social networking websites Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, displayed on smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France.

The Real Threat to Social Media Is Europe

The EU is passing legislation that will weaken free speech laws beyond the breaking point.

A resident watches a TV screen showing news about Russia’s war in Ukraine at a shopping mall in Hangzhou, China, on Feb. 25.
A resident watches a TV screen showing news about Russia’s war in Ukraine at a shopping mall in Hangzhou, China, on Feb. 25.

Ukraine Exposed the True Danger of Chinese Censorship

The Chinese public has been inoculated against outside information.

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