Recent international developments have highlighted the difficulties of media in exile, but the exodus of local media outlets in the face of repression is perhaps historical in scale now. On the other hand, the current technological situation makes them more efficient than ever before in terms of reaching their audiences. Despite the novel global relevance of exiled media, its landscape remains fragmented because of lack of knowledge of one another, language barriers, and the hustle of having to relocate and start operating in new countries and legal frameworks.
What are some of the challenges faced by exiled media outlets? How do digital platforms impact their ability to survive and face the attacks of authoritarianism? Can the experience of an exiled media outlet from Nicaragua be relevant to one from Russia and vice versa? How can coming together as a community further the cause of free press and access to independent media globally? NEMO (Network of Exiled Media Outlets) founders talk about their experiences, problems, and solutions, the significance of exiled media in the news landscape of authoritarian regimes, and what inspired them to found a network.