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Pulling the strings: Sinclair Broadcast's 'fake news' scandal

Why a viral video raises concerns about America's biggest local TV news network, the Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Pulling the strings: Sinclair Broadcast's 'fake news' scandal

China

No escape: The fearful life of China's exiled dissidents

Activists, journalists and critics of Chinese leadership and authority tell stories of surveillance and threats abroad.

Reporter's Notebook

The day I went viral: Inside Orban's media crackdown

When Dan Nolan set out to expose how the Hungarian state media systematically targets opposition voices, he became a target himself.

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Newsreaders in chorus: The monopolisation of local news in the US

A viral video raises concerns about America's biggest TV news network. Plus, Britain's poverty porn industry.

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Deleted, suspended, demoted: Censorship, Silicon Valley-style

A look at how the tech giants are policing their platforms and whether this amounts to a new kind of censorship.

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Headlines and hyperbole: Covering the Sergei Skripal story

The Skripal affair and the battle of narratives between Russia and UK; plus, Google and Facebook's censorship tactics.

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Xi Jinping's power grab and China's media politics

Five years into Xi Jinping's rule, the fourth estate has been melded much more thoroughly into the political machine.

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Media in the service of Xi Jinping

China's ruling party moves to remove presidential term limits. Plus, the case and coverage of Palestine's Ahed Tamimi.

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Egypt's disappearing voices of dissent

Beyond a media crackdown, Egyptian authorities have enlisted celebrities and footballers to echo the dominant narrative.

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Hungary: Orban's media manipulation exposed

A look at Orban's media strategy: Tightly-controlled state media, private outlets owned by government-friendly tycoons.

Counting the Cost

How corrupt is your country?

A look into Transparency International's latest report on corruption around the world.

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Arrested, banned, exiled: Egypt's dissenting voices

With presidential elections due next month, dissent has all but disappeared in Sisi's Egypt. Plus, Hungary's media.

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France: Macron's new media strategy

How Emmanuel Macron's revamped media strategy is going down with France's troublesome - and opinionated - fourth estate.

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Kenyan media: Under pressure and in crisis

Screws are being tightened on Kenya's media, but many outlets also have credibility issues. Plus, Macron and the media.

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Cambodia: Media blackout by design

We examine Cambodia's eroding democracy and a government-designed information blackout ahead of elections.