Media (In)Dependence in Bulgaria: Risks and Trends

As a result of the economic crisis of 2009 and the rise in internet usage, print media in Bulgaria lost a significant portion of its traditional financing and became an easy target for external influence. At the beginning of the 2010s, oligarchic groups accumulated a ‘media empire’ (including print and online media, TV, printing and ...

Connected TV and the digital agenda in the EU


Report on media concentration and diversity in the German private broadcasting sector (in German)


Free speech takes a beating in Greece

Against a backdrop of heavy austerity measures in Greece, free speech and the right to protest are being both challenged and undermined. The policies are the result of agreements between the government and the so-called troika, made up of the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank. Since 2010, steps taken to restore fiscal balance have led to the ...

Media Ownership and its impact on Media Independence and Pluralism


Media Power in Europe: The Big Picture of Ownership

International Federation of Journalists

Who owns what?

Columbia Journalism Review

EU to take harsh line on Microsoft’s Yahoo! bid

European competition authorities are expected to take a harsh line on Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo and may ultimately block any merger. Read more …