About Media Ownership Project

The majority of media in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the former Soviet Union are largely owned by organized crime, political interests or are not transparent with their ownership structure hidden behind proxies or offshore companies, a 3 year analysis by the Organized Crime and Corruption Project has found. OCCRP looked at media in eleven countries as part of its analysis. It found:

In eleven countries, OCCRP and its local partners looked at 530 media outlets. Of those, 216 were not transparent, 144 had political connections and 54 of them were connected to organized crime. In Ukraine alone, 80 percent of the media was not transparent and offshore companies figured in the ownership structure of 72 percent. In Moldova, 60 percent were not transparent.

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Total media outlets 533

NON TRANSPARENT: 216

CONNECTIONS TO POLITICS: 144

CONNECTIONS TO CRIME: 54

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Ukraine Overview

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OCCRP Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty by Natalie Sedletska and Olena Loginova Результати дослідження структури власності 60 українських ЗМІ на основі даних з офіційних державних реєстрів. Дослідження проведено за підтримки OCCRP (Центр дослідження корупції та організованої злочинності) та української служби Радіо […]

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Ukraine Overview English

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In order to better understand ownership of major media, reporters from the Ukrainian Service of Radio Liberty working with OCCRP looked at the official state registry of 60 Ukrainian media. The aim of the study was to establish the degree […]

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Afflicting the People

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The majority of media in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the former Soviet Union are largely owned by organized crime, political interests or are not transparent with their ownership structure hidden behind proxies or offshore companies, a 3 year analysis […]

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Investigated Media Outlets

  • NON TRANSPARENT

  • CONNECTIONS TO POLITICS

  • CONNECTIONS TO CRIME

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