- Eye Opening
- Concrete Examples
When a helicopter accident killed five skiers in the back country of Alaska in March 2021, the United States media didn’t treat it as big news. But it was big in the Czech Republic. One victim was the country’s richest man – billionaire Petr Kellner. The previous fall, his firm had purchased the influential Central European Media Enterprises from WarnerMedia, leading commentators to fear for press freedom and independence. As Jon Allsop describes in the Columbia Journalism Review, powerful oligarchs and governments post a threat to free, independent journalism across Eastern and Central Europe.
About the Author
Freelance journalist Jon Allsop writes Columbia Journalism Review‘s newsletter “The Media Today.”