His Majesty’s Media: From state capture to controlled market – Hungary’s media landscape after 2014[1]

*This blog post is part of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration series Attila Bátorfy* Political scientists and public intellectuals often refer to Hungary’s current political arrangement as an ‘illiberal democracy’, a ‘conducted democracy’, a ‘leader democracy’, a ‘mafia-state’, ‘Berlusconiism’ or ‘oligarchism’. They more or less agree than after 2010, the... Continue Reading →

Climate Trolling to the End of the World? A Short History of Post-Factism

*This blog post is part of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration series By Gabriele Hadl* On sabbatical in the southern Austrian province Carinthia, I attended a primary school PTA meeting. A parent suggested having a ski week. The teacher replied: “I can do without slipping about on a band of... Continue Reading →

Media Crackdowns Threaten Democracies

*This blog post is part of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration series By Karen M Markin The United States is known for its strong protection of freedom of expression, going so far as to protect hate speech. Yet while on the campaign trail, President-elect Donald Trump said he wanted to... Continue Reading →

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