Orbán's Salami Tactics: The Last Hungarian Independent Radio Goes Silent
András Arató, the president of Klubrádió, announced at a special press conference on 9 February that the judicial authorities had approved a proposal for the station – the last independent one in Hungary – to cease broadcasting as of 14 February, remaining only as an internet broadcaster
A Blow to Political Opponents, a Message for Biden: What is Behind Zelensky's Shutdown of the pro-Russian TV Channels?
Volodymyr Zelensky decided to shut down the pro-Russian television channels in Ukraine. What is at stake - domestically and internationally - in the fight against the multi-headed hydra of Russian disinformation?
Media in Poland protest against the planned "advertising tax". This means bankruptcy for many media and limits to pluralism
"Advertising "contributions" will mean the weakening or even liquidation of some media operating in Poland" – write media publishers in Poland in a letter to the authorities. The government wants to introduce a new levy under the pretext of fighting the Covid pandemic
Stepan Putilo: "Next Year Lukashenko Won't Be in Power"
"Lukashenko has no more than a year left. He has no more friends in the world. China will not support him, and he does not have the best relations with Russia either. He is at a dead-end. He will try to come up with some sort of a new public office to keep his control over in Belarus. We should not give up, let alone accept the pseudo-reforms imposed by the regime. We must fight," says Stepan Putilo, a blogger and Belarusian dissident living in Warsaw
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya: "I really want to go home"
"Lukashenko's term of office ends on the 5th of November. From then on, he won't have any legitimacy, and his orders will not be legally binding. We must begin a dialogue on the peaceful transfer of power and new free elections before this date," says Belarusian President-elect Svetlana Tikhanovskaya