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Anya Schiffrin

Anya Schiffrin

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Anya Schiffrin, a senior lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, is the author, most recently, of Media Capture: How Money, Digital Platforms, and Governments Control the News (Columbia University Press, 2021).

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  1. Journalism Fights Back
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    Journalism Fights Back

    May 15, 2023 Anya Schiffrin highlights initiatives to compel the major digital platforms to support public-interest news reporting.

  2. Media Capture Under Cover of COVID
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    Media Capture Under Cover of COVID

    Jul 8, 2021 Nicole Pope & Anya Schiffrin highlight similarities between efforts by repressive regimes and tech behemoths to control the news.

  3. How to Save Local News
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    How to Save Local News

    Feb 10, 2021 Anya Schiffrin highlights promising initiatives aimed at reviving an ailing – but crucial – industry.

  4. How to Protect Journalists from Online Harassment
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    How to Protect Journalists from Online Harassment

    Jul 15, 2020 Anya Schiffrin says other countries should follow France’s lead and introduce new legislation to criminalize cyber abuse.

  5. An Interview with Anya Schiffrin
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    An Interview with Anya Schiffrin

    Apr 28, 2020 Anya Schiffrin thinks US President Donald Trump could learn from his Namibian counterpart, proposes supply-side solutions to misinformation, and discusses her family’s personal debt to “advocacy journalism.”

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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.
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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.
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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.

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