Academic sources

Articles by scholars on press and media freedom published in peer-reviewed academic journals. Open access articles are privileged

Political Contest and Oppositional Voices in Postconflict Democracy

How do the shape of political institutions in post conflict society affect government–media relationships? A case study on the Northern Irish context

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Freedom of Information Laws: evolution of the number of requests in 11 jurisdictions

With freedom of information statutes in over 100 countries today, law has become a key tool for journalists from India to Mexico. But their success depends on how they are used and implemented

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The Impact of Media Freedom, Internet Access and Governmental Online Service Delivery on Corruption

What's the impact that media freedom, internet access and governmental online service delivery have on corruption? A cross-national study uses secondary data for 157 countries to answer this question

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Defining media freedom in international policy debates

Andrei Richter examines the transformation of notions of media freedom in post-war history

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What We Talk About When We Talk About “Media Independence”

How do we frame media independence? Does the concept apply equally to commercial and public media? How does digital transformation impact on media independence?

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Internet Censorship Circumvention Tools: Escaping the Control of the Syrian Regime

Taking Syria as a case study, this paper examines whether Internet censorship succeeded in preventing Internet users from reaching censored online content during 2010−2012

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Surveillance: Critical Analysis and Current Challenges - Part 2

The second volume of Media and Communication 2015 Special Issue on surveillance explores the effects in term of privacy erosion deriving from the pervasive surveillance practices

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Surveillance: Critical Analysis and Current Challenges - Part 1

This special issues of Media and Communication is devoted to the topic of surveillance, examined by taking into account a variety of theoretical approaches as well as by providing in depth case studies

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Commercialization and Privatization of Media in Southeast Europe: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

This article discusses recent institutional changes in Southeast European media systems with a special emphasis on Croatia

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Journalism, Moral Panic and the Public Interest - The case of Sharleen Spiteri

This article explores notions of the public interest in the context of a particular case study, that of Sharleen Spiteri, which raises some important and difficult questions for the ethical practice of journalism.

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