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Exporting Hungary's media model

How Viktor Orban's allies are promoting the prime minister's pan-European agenda through media investments.

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The new Mahathir and Malaysia's media revamp

Once branded as 'enemy of the press', what does Mahathir Mohamad's return to power mean for Malaysia's journalists?

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Under-reported: The treatment of Uighur Muslims in Xi's China

What are the challenges facing journalists covering the alleged mass incarceration of Xinjiang's Uighur Muslims?

Under-reported: The treatment of Uighur Muslims in Xi's China

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The story of China's Southern Media Group

How the Chinese state's grip of the media has tightened, with dramatic repercussions for investigative journalism.

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Google's China push outweighs censorship concerns

The tech giant's re-entry into China signals a major policy U-turn involving the world's largest market.

Censorship

Google staff condemn plan for censored Chinese search engine

China restricts internet users by blocking websites, censoring words and clamping down on free speech.

Google staff condemn plan for censored Chinese search engine

Reporter's Notebook

Threats, tax bills and Gucci shopping bags

Is corruption among Cambodia's ruling party elite reaching all the way to Australia?

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Censored, harassed and arrested: DR Congo's politicised media

With funding tied to political interests, journalists in the DRC are restricted in the stories they can and cannot tell.

Internet

Vietnam cybersecurity law a devastating blow to freedom: Amnesty

New law aims to prevent users from organising online for anti-state purposes and spreading false information.

Vietnam cybersecurity law a devastating blow to freedom: Amnesty

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Producing nostalgia: Iranian diaspora TV's rebranding of the Shah

Iran's diaspora media showcase the achievements of the Pahlavi monarchy while skirting around oppression and censorship.

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Journalism or propaganda? US state-sponsored media

A historical record of the US government's role in funding media operations that broadcast into other countries.

Europe

Russians hold rally against messaging app ban

Protests come two weeks after court allowed government to block messaging app for failing to hand over encryption keys.

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Press freedom on trial: The DNC lawsuit against WikiLeaks

Could the DNC's legal battle against WikiLeaks set a dangerous precedent for press freedom?

Science & Technology

Iran releases messaging app to replace Telegram

As Soroush app is officially launched in Iran, Telegram users reported problems using the messaging platform.

Iran releases messaging app Soroush to replace Telegram

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Why did Pakistan's Geo TV go dark?

Pakistan's largest TV network has been taken off air in most parts of the country.