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After Orban Election Victory, Critical Media Takes Another Big Hit in Hungary
Former Magyar Nemzet deputy editor: independent media should prepare for "worst-case scenario." From the International Press Institute.

Management Purging Slovak Public Broadcaster of Experienced Journalists
Concerns about politically charged leadership look well-founded amid resignations and protests. From the International Press Institute.

Russia Plays Cat and Mouse With Telegram
Google, Apple, Amazon could be roped in as Moscow tries to enforce a shutdown of the popular app.

Belarus Turns the Screws on Online Media
Journalists push back against proposed amendments that would complicate the work of online reporters and impose restrictions on social media users.

Doubts Raised Over Russian Journalist’s Death
Authorities are not treating Maxim Borodin’s death as a crime, although colleagues say the young reporter’s stories about local mercenaries might have hit a nerve.

The Battle for Czech Public Media
Amid attacks on public television and radio, outcome rests with Prime Minister Andrej Babis. From the International Press Institute.

Czech, Hungarian Leaders Continue Efforts to Portray Press as Enemy
Despite murdered journalist, verbal attacks on media continue in Central Europe. From the International Press Institute.

Orban’s Victory Knocks Out a Media Critic
Closure of a daily and radio station owned by opposition magnate tightens the ruling party’s grip on tools of power.

Lessons Learned from RuNet
Tracking Russian online interference teaches valuable lessons on improving news quality. From Global Voices.