Reports

Analyses on specific aspects related to press and media freedom, performed and published by research centres, non-governmental organizations and public bodies

Ukraine: impunity persists for the murder of Pavel Sheremet

A year after journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed by a car bomb in Kiev, Ukraine has so far failed to make progress on the case. A report highlights issues with Kiev’s credibility and suggests the need for an independent probe

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ECPMF Conference e-book: Introduction, presentations, and conclusions

A conference report collecting the materials of the conference "Promoting dialogue between the European Court of Human Rights and the media freedom community" of March 2017

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Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017

The 2017 edition of the Digital News Report by the Reuters Institute, the most comprehensive ongoing comparative study of news consumption in the world, focuses on the issues of trust in the era of fake news, changing business models and the role of platforms

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Audiovisual services in Europe. Focus on services targeting other countries

An analysis of cross-border audiovisual services in Europe, their ownership and market power

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The European "migration crisis" and the media. A cross-European press content analysis

A report on the press coverage of the migration phenomenon in eight European countries, and the consequences of media representations for public opinion and policy choices

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2017 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

The 2017 report of the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, to the Human Rights Council addresses the roles played by private actors engaged in the provision of Internet and telecommunications access

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Evidence of bias skew in the BBC's newspaper coverage, April-May 2017

The BBC's coverage of the campaign for the 2017 British general election has given disproportionately high representation to newspapers endorsing the Conservative party, a new study argues

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Media reporting on gender-based violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

A study by UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina highlights the sensational nature of media coverage of gender violence in the country and provides recommendations for ethical reporting

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Freedom House's Freedom of the Press Report 2017

The latest report by Freedom House portrays a grim outlook for media freedom and media workers across continents and political systems, with the US leading by (negative) example and the EU failing to enforce democratic standards, including with prospective Member States

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Media manipulation and disinformation online

The report “Media manipulation and disinformation online” explores how Internet subcultures and radicalised groups, including far-right activists in the United States, exploit web opportunities to influence the mainstream media agenda

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