Statistics Population 5.8m Internet penetration 84% Edson C. Tandoc Jr. Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Singapore is a strategic centre for the English-speaking audience in South East Asia and a media hub for the entire region, with a highly developed if tightly controlled Continue Reading

South Korea

Statistics Population 51m Internet penetration 93% Sonho Kim Korea Press Foundation Home-grown portals have become the leading destination for news consumers in South Korea in recent years, eroding the business models of traditional publishers. Now online video and podcasts are beginning to disrupt the broadcast sector. Domestic portal sites such Continue Reading


Statistics Population 24m Internet penetration 88% Lihyun Lin Tempemail Taiwan University The media environment in Taiwan is among the freest and most competitive in Asia, even if mainland China continues to exert economic and political pressure on some outlets. The political and media story of the year has been the Continue Reading


South Africa Tempemail , Tempmail – Temp email addressess (10 minutes emails)– When you want to create account on some forum or social media, like Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, TikTok you have to enter information about your e-mail box to get an activation link. Unfortunately, after registration, this social media sends Continue Reading

OnePlus rumored to cut prices with the OnePlus 8 Lite

Cutting corners: Beloved budgeteers OnePlus have been steadily raising their prices for several years straight, by providing good value phones with otherwise high-end specs. That’s seen them go from their original $299 product line turn into a $599 one. But all is not lost, and like many smartphone manufacturers OnePlus Continue Reading

South Africa

Statistics Population 57m Internet penetration 54% Chris Roper Deputy CEO, Code for Africa There is a strong tradition of highly trusted, independent media in South Africa, but this is increasingly under threat. Trust is being eroded by a combination of unethical business practices, shoddy journalism, and escalating misinformation affecting critical Continue Reading

Further Reading for the 2019 Digital News Report

The authors welcome feedback on this report and suggestions on how to improve our work via [email protected] as well as potential partnerships and support for our ongoing work. References Chua, S., Westlund, O. 2019. ‘Audience-Centric Engagement, Collaboration Culture and Platform Counterbalancing: A Longitudinal Study of Ongoing Sensemaking of Emerging Technologies’, Continue Reading

Resources and Charts for the 2019 Digital News Report

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