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Muzzling the Media: Defying the Kremlin Crackdown on Press Freedom

Muzzling the Media: Defying the Kremlin Crackdown on Press Freedom

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 02, 2015

Against the backdrop of the bloody conflict in Ukraine, the Kremlin is seeking to harness the Russian media and increasingly clamping down on critical voices. But some journalists are refusing to deliver pro-Putin propaganda. By Benjamin Bidder and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]

News Lab: Jeff Bezos Takes Washington Post into Digital Future

News Lab: Jeff Bezos Takes Washington Post into Digital Future

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 20, 2015

A spirit of enthusiasm has infused the office of the once troubled Washington Post following its purchase in August by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. He is turning the newspaper into a laboratory for the digital future. Can he save a sick industry? By Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]

'We Were Arrogant': Interview with New York Times Editor Baquet

'We Were Arrogant': Interview with New York Times Editor Baquet

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 23, 2015

Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, is unusually self-critical. In an interview, he admits that it pained him to see Edward Snowden give his story to others and explains why his paper chose not to run Charlie Hebdo caricatures of Muhammad. Interview Conducted by Isabell Hülsen and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Terror from the Fringes: Searching for Answers in the "Charlie Hebdo" Attacks

Terror from the Fringes: Searching for Answers in the "Charlie Hebdo" Attacks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 19, 2015

How did three, seemingly normal sons of immigrant families turn into radicalized and vicious murderers? SPIEGEL went to Paris to find out. The resulting image is one of an identity search gone horribly wrong. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Assaulting Democracy: The Deep Repercussions of the Charlie Hebdo Attack

Assaulting Democracy: The Deep Repercussions of the Charlie Hebdo Attack

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 09, 2015

The terrorists in Wednesday's attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris had a much broader target in mind: Western values. Will the attacks bring people together in this time of crisis or will fear of Islam prevail? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

War on Whistleblowers: Berlin Gets Serious in the Search for Moles

War on Whistleblowers: Berlin Gets Serious in the Search for Moles

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 01, 2014

The German government has had enough of reading about state secrets in the media. SPIEGEL has learned that officials are now preparing to file a criminal complaint against unknown persons and has undertaken other efforts to identify moles as well. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Opinion-Makers: How Russia Is Winning the Propaganda War

The Opinion-Makers: How Russia Is Winning the Propaganda War

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 30, 2014

With the help of news services like RT and Ruptly, the Kremlin is seeking to reshape the way the world thinks about Russia. And it has been highly successful: Vladimir Putin has won the propaganda war over Ukraine and the West is divided. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Cheerful and Unflappable: Remembering the Photographer Anja Niedringhaus

Cheerful and Unflappable: Remembering the Photographer Anja Niedringhaus

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 07, 2014

German photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus spent her life documenting wars, but she never allowed the difficult job to get the better of her. One of SPIEGEL's own war correspondents commemorates the work of a longtime colleague killed in Afghanistan on Friday. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

WSJ Editor Gerard Baker: 'Journalism Is Not a Dying Business'

WSJ Editor Gerard Baker: 'Journalism Is Not a Dying Business'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 03, 2014

In an interview, Gerard Baker, the editor in chief of the Wall Street Journal, discusses the wave of billionaires diving head first into the journalism business and his own newspaper's evolution after seven years of ownership by Rupert Murdoch. Interview Conducted By Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]

Max Mosley: Google Is So 'Arrogant They Do Whatever They Like'

Max Mosley: Google Is So 'Arrogant They Do Whatever They Like'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 29, 2014

In an interview, former racing boss Max Mosley discusses his successful legal battle against Google to filter out compromising sex photos, the fight for Internet privacy in the era of NSA spying and his endless quest for justice. Interview By Susanne Amann and Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]