The Online Media Freedom Resource Centre is an ever growing open platform providing systematic access to curated contents related to media freedom and pluralism in Europe. It is developed by Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT) and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF).
The Resource Centre collects, catalogues and systematizes existing, relevant contents and provides access to them in its different sections. Items range from region-wide and country-specific reports to legal tools and practical instruments such as trainings and manuals, as well as opportunities for media professionals and young journalists.
A system of smart tags makes resources easily searchable for different target groups, including journalists, the larger community of media practitioners, policy-makers, scholars as well as non expert public interested in these issues.
The Resource Centre bolsters the engagement of a broad range of actors in support of media freedom and pluralism in Europe by offering them a virtual space for networking. This is done particularly through the crowdsourcing platform, which aims at stimulating the participation of the media community and at fostering the dissemination of analyses produced by different stakeholders.
In the “Wiki for media freedom” section, the outcomes of the cooperation between Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso and Wikimedia Italia are presented: Wikipedia entries concerning freedom of information, freedom of the press and media pluralism in Europe are curated and developed by the Wikipedian in Residence (WiR) hosted at OBC, producing open-access, freely-reusable quality contents for the wider public in multiple languages.