Regulatory Capture in Slovakia: Who Benefits Most

The Slovak news media sector remains captured by powerful financial groups and oligarchs. Blame it on regulation (partly). Thanks to the Constitution, Slovaks enjoy freedom…

Media Influence Matrix: What’s It All About?

In 2017, CMDS launched the Media Influence Matrix Project to investigate the profound influence that rapid shifts in policy, sources of funding and technology companies in the…

Beyond Besieged: Understanding the Media’s Ills, And Finding Cures

By Nicholas Benequista We need new metaphors to describe the threats to independent media around the world. For years, terms such as “attacked” or “besieged”…