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Polslovakia
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Founded: Feb 14, 2021
Ex-Nation

International Press Index

Postby Polslovakia » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:07 am

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The Government of Polslovakia, working in cooperation with numerous associations and institutions, has compiled a questionnare open to all nations and corporations, on the quality of their press- freedom of the press, frequency of the press, and types of the press.

All nations shall be given a ranking from 1 to 10 afterwards:


10: Exceptionally Good
24/7, 365 days a year. They know of every detail, from when your parliament member looked at his secretary at 6:36:35 pm, to when the president went onto the central motorway with three people in his Mercedes C-Class at 4:64:46 am.

New Goldman

9: Good
Great. These countries gets news so quick they can know when someone has died faster than their families.

The Union of British North America
Romextly

8: Rather Decent
Most nations will be here.

Yerbanistan

7: Decent

A few glitches here and there, but still good.

6: Declining
Boo! Boo! Should be out of business at the end of the year, people comment.

5: Not worth it
They have to triple their TV license fees every month just to stay alive.

4: Crashing
Their stock prices go down quicker than a pilot jumping down from 10,000 feet with no parachute.

3: Why does it exist?
Barely any people have even heard of the name.

2: Terrible
Anyone who watches it must be really desperate or really foolish.

1: No comment
No.

Kakistopia

The form:

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[b]Basic information[/b]
Name of nation:
Head of State:
Minister responsible for the news:
Name of news company:
Head of the news company:

[b]Quality[/b]
Amount of technical glitches a year (average):
Amount of news transmission cancellations a year (average):
Average public rating of the news:

[b]Freedom of the Press[/b]
From 1 to 10, how free is your press to report whatever they wish:
Do they have many restrictions on what they can report? If so, elaborate:
Can they report on personal findings in famous people's lives:
How many scandals and revelations do your press report, on average, every year:
How many times does the government intervene to cover up a report, every year:

[b]Honesty[/b]
Does your company report on their own scandals, for example, if your own manager had received bribes:
Is your press known for exaggerating or covering up reports:
Does your company have rules specifing that their reports must report the full facts:
How many scandals relating to this company have been found out:
How is your manager/chairman appointed? Election? Nominaton? Appointment?:

[b]Personnel[/b]
How many reporters do you employ:
How many support staff do you employ:
How many offices and headquarters do you have:
List out all the fields (sports, politics, etc) that you report about:
How are your reporters and staff chosen? Application? Training? Appointment?:

[b]Finances[/b]
Do you have TV licence passes (do you have to pay to watch TV?)
If yes, what is the current price of a TV pass:
How much is your company worth:
How much money does your company currently have after taxation and deductions:
How much money does your staff and reporters get paid annually:
Has your company ever filed for bankruptcy:
How much of your income come from the government:
How much of your income come from public donations:
How much of your income come from TV passes (if you have them):
How much of your income come from other sources:

Anything to add:
Suggestions for this index:
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The Union of British North America
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Posts: 536
Founded: Sep 03, 2017
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The Union of British North America » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:25 pm

Basic information
Name of nation: The Union of British North America (IC: North American Union)
Head of State: King Charles III of the North American Union and the other Nations of the United British Commonwealth
Minister responsible for the news: All-Union Minister of Communications and Postmaster-General of the North American Union Hosea Defoe
Name of news company: North American Broadcasting Corporation
Head of the news company: Managing Director Cara Dubois

Quality
Amount of technical glitches a year (average): 2-5, usually brief audio or visual glitches
Amount of news transmission cancellations a year (average): none
Average public rating of the news: 89% favorable

Freedom of the Press
From 1 to 10, how free is your press to report whatever they wish: 8
Do they have many restrictions on what they can report? If so, elaborate: there is the risk of self-censorship, since defamation law and privacy law are still quite pro-litigant than defendant.
Can they report on personal findings in famous people's lives: Yes, but at some risk of being sued for defamation or privacy violation
How many scandals and revelations do your press report, on average, every year: 25
How many times does the government intervene to cover up a report, every year: 3

Honesty
Does your company report on their own scandals, for example, if your own manager had received bribes: No.
Is your press known for exaggerating or covering up reports: Rarely
Does your company have rules specifing that their reports must report the full facts: Yes.
How many scandals relating to this company have been found out: 2, one over a sexual harassment scandal from two years ago and the other related to favorable access to certain prominent members of the government that shut out opposition leaders for three months.
How is your manager/chairman appointed? Election? Nominaton? Appointment?: Appointed by the Minister of Communications on the advice of the Prime Minister.

Personnel
How many reporters do you employ: 500
How many support staff do you employ: 10,000
How many offices and headquarters do you have: National Headquarters and Capital Office in Philadelphia, 49 offices in provincial capitals, 15 offices in major cities
List out all the fields (sports, politics, etc) that you report about: national-level and international news, politics, sports, arts and culture, music, drama, comedy, radio
How are your reporters and staff chosen? Application? Training? Appointment?: employed, go through application process

Finances
Do you have TV licence passes (do you have to pay to watch TV?) There are licences.
If yes, what is the current price of a TV pass: 200 North American pounds sterling (= $200 USD)
How much is your company worth: 2 billion North American pounds sterling (= $2 billion USD)
How much money does your company currently have after taxation and deductions:
How much money does your staff and reporters get paid annually: 30,000-40,000 North American pounds sterling ($30,000-40,000 USD)
Has your company ever filed for bankruptcy: No.
How much of your income come from the government: 15%
How much of your income come from public donations: 10%
How much of your income come from TV passes (if you have them): 70%
How much of your income come from other sources: 5% (real estate, selling special products)

Anything to add:
Suggestions for this index:
An alt-history version of an America that peacefully avoided the American Revolution and remained connected to Britain (Turtledove's "The Two Georges"), mixed with some of Sobel's "For Want of a Nail" and a lot of the anthology "Columbia and Britannia".

Tech level: MT+
IC/RP name: North American Union (NAU).
IC/RP main supranational IGO: United British Commonwealth of Nations.
NSverse organization member/agreement signatory: CAPINTERN, IFTC, ICDN, ECO, IBA, Amistad.

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Romextly
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Posts: 9521
Founded: Nov 10, 2018
Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Romextly » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:47 pm

Basic information
Name of nation: Romextly
Head of State: Emperor Diego
Minister responsible for the news: None
Name of news company: TDF
Head of the news company: John Alcentor

Quality
Amount of technical glitches a year (average):10
Amount of news transmission cancellations a year (average):3
Average public rating of the news:81.8%

Freedom of the Press
From 1 to 10, how free is your press to report whatever they wish:9
Do they have many restrictions on what they can report? If so, elaborate: Just secret projeccts and royal secrets
Can they report on personal findings in famous people's lives: yes
How many scandals and revelations do your press report, on average, every year: 34
How many times does the government intervene to cover up a report, every year:1

Honesty
Does your company report on their own scandals, for example, if your own manager had received bribes: Sometimes
Is your press known for exaggerating or covering up reports: Yes
Does your company have rules specifing that their reports must report the full facts: yes
How many scandals relating to this company have been found out: 5
How is your manager/chairman appointed? Election? Nominaton? Appointment?: Appointment

Personnel
How many reporters do you employ: 12,000
How many support staff do you employ: 38,000
How many offices and headquarters do you have: 90
List out all the fields (sports, politics, etc) that you report about: SPorts, politics, religous, international, militaru
How are your reporters and staff chosen? Application? Training? Appointment?: Training

Finances
Do you have TV licence passes (do you have to pay to watch TV?): no
If yes, what is the current price of a TV pass: na
How much is your company worth: 84 billion
How much money does your company currently have after taxation and deductions: 75 billion
How much money does your staff and reporters get paid annually: $60,586
Has your company ever filed for bankruptcy: 10 billion
How much of your income come from the government: none
How much of your income come from public donations: 50 billion
How much of your income come from TV passes (if you have them):none
How much of your income come from other sources: 24 billion

Anything to add:
Suggestions for this index:

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New Goldman
Envoy
 
Posts: 271
Founded: Jul 27, 2020
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby New Goldman » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:13 pm

Basic information
Name of nation: Grand Empire of New Goldman
Head of State: Emperor Harry Norton II
Minister responsible for the news: Secretary of the National Telecommunications Ministry Justin Caruso
Name of news company: Goldmanian Broadcasting Corporation
Head of the news company: Chief Executive Officer Charles Codesworth

Quality
Amount of technical glitches a year (average): 5
Amount of news transmission cancellations a year (average): 2
Average public rating of the news: 89.9% Approval Rating

Freedom of the Press
From 1 to 10, how free is your press to report whatever they wish: 9
Do they have many restrictions on what they can report? If so, elaborate: Religious changes in the country, internal military programs and other highly confidential information.
Can they report on personal findings in famous people's lives: Yes
How many scandals and revelations do your press report, on average, every year: 40
How many times does the government intervene to cover up a report, every year: 1

Honesty
Does your company report on their own scandals, for example, if your own manager had received bribes: Yes. This is compulsory for all companies.
Is your press known for exaggerating or covering up reports: Yes
Does your company have rules specifing that their reports must report the full facts: Yes
How many scandals relating to this company have been found out: 3
How is your manager/chairman appointed? Election? Nomination? Appointment?: The GBC is a sort of hereditary company. Only family members or relatives of the owners are the ones eligible for appointment as CEO.

Personnel
How many reporters do you employ: 20,000
How many support staff do you employ: 41,000
How many offices and headquarters do you have: 60
List out all the fields (sports, politics, etc) that you report about: Politics, Military, Showbiz, International, Local News, sometimes Religious.
How are your reporters and staff chosen? Application? Training? Appointment?: Application

Finances
Do you have TV licence passes (do you have to pay to watch TV?)
If yes, what is the current price of a TV pass:
N/A
How much is your company worth: 95 Billion Goldmanian Dollars (estimated)
How much money does your company currently have after taxation and deductions: 83 Billion
How much money does your staff and reporters get paid annually: 60,000 - 90,000 (depending on position)
Has your company ever filed for bankruptcy: No
How much of your income come from the government: N/A
How much of your income come from public donations: 60 Billion
How much of your income come from TV passes (if you have them): N/A
How much of your income come from other sources: 20 Billion

Anything to add:
Suggestions for this index:
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Yerbanistan
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 43
Founded: Dec 03, 2020
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Yerbanistan » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:40 pm

Basic information
Name of nation: People's Republic of Yerbanistan
Head of State: Chancellor Maxim Yachingov
Minister responsible for the news: Minister of Culture and Information
Name of news company: The Yerbanistanian Truth (Ербанистанская Правда)
Head of the news company: Sofia Yachingova

Quality
Amount of technical glitches a year (average): Less than 10, and they're almost always something minor.
Amount of news transmission cancellations a year (average): 0
Average public rating of the news: Not public information. However, each article has upvote and downvote buttons at the bottom of the page, and the ratio of upvotes/downvotes is tracked internally. On average, 75 to 85 % of ratings are positive. Keep in mind that many people vote based on how they personally feel about a topic, rather than quality of content (you can see this happening with YouTube videos, as a RL example).

Freedom of the Press
From 1 to 10, how free is your press to report whatever they wish: 6
Do they have many restrictions on what they can report? If so, elaborate: They can't report on protests and riots, whether in Yerbanistan or abroad, for fear of the movement spreading. In addition, all mentions of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are banned, since there are zero cases in Yerbanistan, and reporting on cases abroad would needlessly provoke panic.
Can they report on personal findings in famous people's lives: Yes. Only the Chancellor and his immediate family are off-limits.
How many scandals and revelations do your press report, on average, every year: About 5 to 10. Corruption is rare in Yerbanistan, and punished quite severely when it occurs—corrupt officials are sentenced to death, and executions are publicly televised.
How many times does the government intervene to cover up a report, every year: Never. If they didn't want something reported, it wouldn't have been published in the first place.

Honesty
Does your company report on their own scandals, for example, if your own manager had received bribes: It would, if that ever were to happen.
Is your press known for exaggerating or covering up reports: no
Does your company have rules specifing that their reports must report the full facts: Yes, unless it compromises national security.
How many scandals relating to this company have been found out: 0
How is your manager/chairman appointed? Election? Nominaton? Appointment?: Appointed because she's the daughter of the Chancellor.

Personnel
How many reporters do you employ: More than 10 000.
How many support staff do you employ: More than 10 000.
How many offices and headquarters do you have: In addition to the headquarters, there are more than 20 branch offices across Yerbanistan.
List out all the fields (sports, politics, etc) that you report about: Everything, due to being the national news agency.
How are your reporters and staff chosen? Application? Training? Appointment?: Upper management is appointed by the Chancellor. Staff are career civil servants.

Finances
Do you have TV licence passes (do you have to pay to watch TV?) no
If yes, what is the current price of a TV pass: 0 NSD
How much is your company worth: Not public information.
How much money does your company currently have after taxation and deductions: Not public information.
How much money does your staff and reporters get paid annually: The equivalent of 50 000 to 100 000 NSD, depending on position.
Has your company ever filed for bankruptcy: no
How much of your income come from the government: 100 %
How much of your income come from public donations: 0 %
How much of your income come from TV passes (if you have them): 0 %
How much of your income come from other sources: 0 %

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Kakistopia
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 60
Founded: Apr 21, 2019
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Kakistopia » Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:02 am

Basic information
Name of nation: Kakistopia
Head of State: The Omnimalevolent God-Empress
Minister responsible for the news: The Lord of Lies
Name of news company: The Silent Scream
Head of the news company: The Lord of Lies

Quality
Amount of technical glitches a year (average): 525,600
Amount of news transmission cancellations a year (average): 8,760
Average public rating of the news: 0% Approval Rating

Freedom of the Press
From 1 to 10, how free is your press to report whatever they wish: 1
Do they have many restrictions on what they can report? If so, elaborate: Yes. Their entire operation is micromanaged by the Lord of Lies and the God-Empress, and includes a total ban on anything the citizens might find entertaining or uplifting.
Can they report on personal findings in famous people's lives: No.
How many scandals and revelations do your press report, on average, every year: Around 5,000 “scandals” are reported every year. Most of them are works of fiction made up by the Lord of Lies, and the rest are heavily exaggerated.
How many times does the government intervene to cover up a report, every year: 6,927

Honesty
Does your company report on their own scandals, for example, if your own manager had received bribes: The company frequently brags about accepting bribes live on air in an attempt to solicit even more bribes.
Is your press known for exaggerating or covering up reports: Yes, they are required to do this nonstop.
Does your company have rules specifing that their reports must report the full facts: No, and the company is prohibited from reporting the full facts in many cases.
How many scandals relating to this company have been found out: 13,761
How is your manager/chairman appointed? Election? Nomination? Appointment?: Appointment.

Personnel
How many reporters do you employ: 836
How many support staff do you employ: 51
How many offices and headquarters do you have: 1
List out all the fields (sports, politics, etc) that you report about: Propaganda, News, Executions.
How are your reporters and staff chosen? Application? Training? Appointment?: They are conscripted from the population at large and forced to work without pay.

Finances
Do you have TV licence passes (do you have to pay to watch TV?)
If yes, what is the current price of a TV pass:
Yes. The price is ten thousand severed heads. (One hundred NSD)
How much is your company worth: Three hundred million severed heads. (Three million NSD)
How much money does your company currently have after taxation and deductions: One hundred million severed heads. (One million NSD)
How much money does your staff and reporters get paid annually: Nothing at all, since they’re all slaves.
Has your company ever filed for bankruptcy: No.
How much of your income come from the government: None.
How much of your income come from public donations: None.
How much of your income come from TV passes (if you have them): None.
How much of your income come from other sources: Bribes, 100%.

Anything to add: No.
Suggestions for this index: N/A
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