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
Jean-Pierre de Kerraoul: "By Defending Newspapers, We Defend Freedom"
"Newspapers in the EU have never had so many readers both in paper and in digital format. But it is Google and Facebook who are the main beneficiaries," says Jean-Pierre de Kerraoul, president of the European Newspaper Publishers Association (ENPA)
Prisoners of Their Own Propaganda: Russian Narratives Projected Into the ‘Near Abroad’
Promoting propaganda narratives has become an important part of Moscow’s foreign policy toolbox. While their immediate goal may be to confuse foreign audiences, these narratives are ultimately rooted in a particular worldview, that is, in fact, shared by many Russians. Therefore, we should not underestimate the extent to which the Kremlin and its supporters may actually be prisoners of their own propaganda.