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Martha Bayles
Print & Pixels
Radio Farda
Iranian tank destroys satellite dishes as part of a sweep of banned media sources. MOHSEN TAVARO/AFP/Getty Images
Reading the News in Tehran

What the critics get wrong about RFE-RL’s Persian language news service, Radio Farda.

Loud and Clear
Don’t Kick Voice of America When It’s Down

VOA’s alleged mishandling of a Chinese insider’s interview shouldn’t overshadow the important work done by it and the other U.S. government-sponsored broadcasters.

Back of the Class
Carter Gets a D

And that’s with the benefit of substantial grade inflation.

Milo Murray & Middlebury
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How Not to Defend Free Speech

And why some limits on speech are not only good but even necessary for a free society.

Six Lessons
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Protecting America’s Voice Abroad

A memo to the new CEO of U.S. international media.

Eat the Press
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Will Tweety Eat Sylvester?

Why is the President-elect so good at getting the media to chase their own tails?

The Writing on the Wall
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It’s the Corruption, Stupid

How Westerners misunderstand the Eurasian drift of former Soviet republics like Moldova.

Unreliable Narratives
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Watch Me Lie!

The problem with our media isn’t “fake news.” It’s the absence of meaningful contexts for interpretation.

Information Age
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Good for the Media, Bad for America

How serious political reporting became a luxury good amid a mass-market media circus.

The Sony Hack
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Kick the Chicken, Kowtow to the Monkey

Forget about North Korea and The Interview: For decades Hollywood has been censoring its own output to protect access to the Chinese market.

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It Begins

Will his parliamentary majority, made up of neophyte legislators, stand by him?

Duda Blinks

Is this a tactical feint, or a principled objection to the laws passed by the legislature?

Fault Lines

The situation in Cyprus has lately tracked closely with Turkey’s attitude to the West. As relations deteriorate, watch things get uglier.

right-wing PC

As a minority, and a minority that historically has often been unpopular, Jews have a structural interest in the protection of minority rights.

Petrostates in Peril

Economic growth is predictably sluggish for petrostates.

American Balkanization

Pew data point to one of the core ironies of liberal politics today.

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