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12 Jun

Only during landing and take-off

Placed on Friday 12 June 2015 by Publistat


Athens 'A triangle of sin', that is what Alexis Tsipras, the now prime-minister of the country, then opposition leader, described the interests and influence network between Greek government, business and media. In 2009, on...

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07 May

Camila - No news today

Placed on Thursday 07 May 2015 by Publistat


Lisbon Newspaper density is low in Portugal, a fact that is also explained by the relatively high rate of illiteracy - more than ten percent - compared with the rest of Europe. Nevertheless the key medium in the country...

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15 Apr

Think tanks

Placed on Wednesday 15 April 2015 by Publistat


Rome In many aspects Italy is clearly divided into two parts: north and south, left and right. Left is the Rome-based daily La Repubblica, which belongs to the Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso publishing conglomerate. Together...

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03 Mar

Former President of the European Council misses the news

Placed on Tuesday 03 March 2015 by Publistat


Brussel In 1990 Robert Maxwell founded The European, Europe's first national newspaper, an adventure that lasted till December 1998. Circulation peaked at 180,000, over half of which was British. Almost as old, but still in...

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02 Dec

Everything for the clicks in Bulgaria...

Placed on Tuesday 02 December 2014 by Publistat

Sofia As in many former Eastern bloc countries, the free market economy meant a growth in the number of media, of which the most important are in Western hands. For example the Swedish SBS, but also the German WAZ, owning the...

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25 Nov

The Polish Peter Jennings

Placed on Tuesday 25 November 2014 by Publistat


Warsaw The Polish people watch a lot of television (4 hours a day on average). Especially entertainment is doing well (and it also does on the radio). The printed media is mostly read at the end of the week: weekend editions...

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06 Nov

Protest in Budapest

Placed on Thursday 06 November 2014 by Publistat

Budapest The Hungarian media is controlled by the ruling right wing conservative Fidesz party, through relatively open support for the two most important newspapers. Magyar Hírlap en Magyar Nemzet, but most importantly...

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18 Nov

The paper as a foundation for art

Placed on Tuesday 18 November 2014 by Publistat


Ljubljana The Slovenian media landscape is in many ways characterised by the fact that Slovenia used to be a part of former Yugoslavia. During the privatisation process of the media, which started after the independence of...

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