Sarah Cook on China’s Expanding Global Media Influence

Sarah Cook is the Research Director for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan at Freedom House. She also directs their China Media Bulletin and authored the executive summary of this latest report, "Beijing's Global Media Influence 2022: Authoritarian Expansion and the Power of Democratic Resilience."   Become a Patron! Preorder the new book Trafficking Data: How... Continue Reading →

When Did We Lose Interest in Ukraine?

Become a Patron! Has Ukraine Lost Our Attention On February 24th Russia began its invasion. The exact date is a little murky, because Russia had long supported Russian separatists in Luhansk and Donetsk. The conflict really began in 2014 and never really stopped. A few days before Russia began its invasion The New York Times reported... Continue Reading →

Marta Dyczok and Andriy Kulykov on the Media, Information Warriors, and the Future of Ukraine

Marta Dyczok is an Associate Professor at the Departments of History and Political Science, Western University, Canada. She was the host of the podcast Ukraine Calling. Andriy Kulykov is co-founder and Chairperson of Hromadske Radio.   Become a Patron! I heard a verified story of a person who made his way with his family from an... Continue Reading →

An Xiao Mina – Memes to Movements

Recent scholarship on Democracy has become obsessed with topics related to free expression especially related to online mediums. The digital revolution has expanded not just access to information, but the ways people communicate and express themselves. It has transformed political dissent and propaganda in ways nobody expected twenty years ago when everyone first recognized the... Continue Reading →

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