Books

Abstracts of relevant books and substantial reports on press and media freedom. Whenever available, links to freely accessible book copies are provided

The Legacy of Peter Forsskål: 250 Years of Freedom of Expression

Sweden was the first country in the world to adopt legislation on the freedom of expression in 1766. In occasion of the 250th anniversary of the Ordinance, a collective volume explores its legacy and its connections with the current state of freedom of expression in Europe

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Attacks on the Press: The New Face of Censorship

The 2017 edition of CPJ's annual report on press conditions worldwide focuses on the new challenges and forms of censorship, which are becoming increasingly serious for journalists and media

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Broadcasting and National Imagination in Post-Communist Latvia

Juzefovičs looks at the intermingling of "nation building" and public broadcasting in post-communist Latvia

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“Stakeholder-driven journalism”

“Stakeholder-driven journalism” is the real future of watchdog reporting, a new book argues

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Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists: Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights 2016

A structured insight into the European Court of Human Rights’ case-law on freedom of expression and media and journalistic freedoms

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Human Rights in a Positive State

This book critically and comprehensively engages with the European Court of Human Rights’ positive obligations case law, including references to media law matters

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Media in New Turkey. The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State

This book describes how Turkey's media environment reflects the country's dynamic political, economic, social and cultural landscapes

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Freedom of expression and media in transition: studies and reflections in the digital age

Globalization and digitalization challenge our shared understanding of freedom of expression. This volume reflects on the role of media in a time of uncertainty

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Hrant Dink: An Armenian Voice of the Voiceless in Turkey

Turkish writer and journalist Tuba Çandar traces the biography of Hrant Dink, the Turkish-Armenian journalist and political activist killed in 2007

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Attacks on the Press: Gender and Media Freedom Worldwide

The 2016 edition of CPJ's focusing on gender-based threats to journalists and the media

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