Saving Independent Journalists

A pillar of democracy battles with the industrial revolution 4.0

30 May 2019

The free market provides bountiful rewards to the winners and metes out harsh punishment on the losers. But there are unsuccessful players in the free market that the “invisible hand” is starting to destroy. Without them, the free market and liberal democracy could potentially fall to ruin.

It is clear that one of the faltering free market players is the news media and together with it – journalism. Should the institutes of liberal democracy transgress their views and save news media and journalism, not leaving them on their own in the free market competition?

Market limitations

The free market is an engine of progress and it is an inseparable part of liberal democracy. Over several centuries of liberal democracy, the free market has created (and ended) various branches of industry, but this contributed to the world’s progress, especially the West’s. And now we have arrived at the industrial revolution 4.0, which has yet to gain momentum but promises to cardinally change our lives.

We see how the news media – one of the four pillars of liberal democracy – is vanishing right in front of our eyes, impacted by these changed free market conditions. If we do not grasp that we cannot leave news media to the will of the almighty free market, this pillar will fall.

Subscribe

Democratic security comes at a price. What is yours? By subscribing or donating now gain access to analysis, forecasts and scenarios by leading analysts and reporters who monitor democratic risks and develop policy debate from Central Europe on Central Europe.

IndividualVAT included

€4/month €40/year

See all details

  • Access to all articles
  • Download all reports
  • Monthly foresights and risk analysis delivered by e-mail
  • Free invitation to one editorial board discussion to participate in deciding on the future direction of the Visegrad Insight (annual subscription only)
  • Weekly newsletter with most important highlights
  • Free delivery of two select hardcopies of Visegrad Insight reports (annual subscription only)
  • Free Visegrad Insight Podcast access
  • Visegrad Insight social media community groups invitation

CorporateVAT included

€99/month €999/year

See all details

  • Access to all articles for all team members (up to 10 users)
  • Download all reports
  • Monthly foresights and risk analysis delivered by e-mail
  • Once a year an on-demand tailored policy brief report (annual subscription only)
  • Personal invitations to Visegrad Insight Breakfasts with an exclusive group of diplomats, decision-makers, think-tankers and foreign correspondents in the region
  • Free invitation to one editorial board discussion to participate in deciding on the future direction of the Visegrad Insight (annual subscription only)
  • Weekly newsletter with most important highlights PLUS a first-month mention in the newsletter (annual subscription only)
  • Free delivery of up to 20 select hardcopies of Visegrad Insight reports
  • Free Visegrad Insight Podcast access PLUS a mention in four episodes (annual subscription only)
  • Visegrad Insight social media community groups invitations to all corporate users (annual subscription only)

Optional donation

Choose your contribution

See all details

  • Access to all articles
  • Download all reports
  • For every donation above 10 euros monthly foresights and risk analysis delivered by e-mail
  • One on demand tailored policy brief report for every donation above 600 euros
  • Invitations to select special events organised by Visegrad Insight for every donation above 99 euros
  • Free invitation to one editorial board discussion to participate in deciding on the future direction of the Visegrad Insight (annual subscription only with a minimum value of 1 euro per month)
  • Weekly newsletter with the most important highlights PLUS a mention in the newsletter for every donation above 25 euros
  • Delivery of a select report for a donation above 30 euros
  • Free Visegrad Insight Podcast access PLUS a podcast mention for every donation above 25 euros
  • Visegrad Insight social media community groups invitation

Can I receive an invoice?

Yes. You will receive a receipt immediately after purchase and a VAT invoice upon request. The subscription amount includes tax. In case of a donation, there is no tax.

Are my credit card details safe?

Yes. The payment is processed by STRIPE www.stripe.com entrusted also by Amazon, Zoom, Booking.com and used by other global NGOs and businesses in the world. We do not store your credit card details.

How modify or cancel my subscription?

At any moment you can manage your subscription and account details. Sign in to modify or cancel.

Ruslanas Iržikevičius

Associate

Visegrad Insight Associate. Founder, Editor-in-Chief of the Lithuania Tribune news portal

Newsletter

Weekly updates with our latest articles and the editorial commentary.