Reports

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

Freedom of the Net 2017: Manipulating Social Media to Undermine Democracy

A comprehensive study of internet freedom in 65 countries, covering 87 percent of the world’s internet users: Freedom of the Net warns that governments around the world have dramatically increased their efforts to manipulate information on social media over the past year

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Back to The Drawing Board: Crafting the Ideal Journalism Curricula for South East Europe

The role of formal journalism education in advancing democratic process and media rights and freedoms has never been thoroughly analyzed in the SEE region

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“News you don’t believe”: Audience perspectives on fake news

While a narrow definition of the term “fake news” deals with fabricated news reports, audiences use the same expression in a more broad meaning. RISJ’s Factsheet aims at contributing to the discussion on fake news from the point of view of “ordinary people”

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Macedonia: Indicators for the level of media freedom and journalists' safety

Supported by the European Union, the Association of Journalists of Macedonia has produced a report which intends to assess media freedom throughout three main indicators

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Journalism in Times of Crisis: Case Studies in Six SEE Countries

A study on the way the media in 6 South-eastern European countries have reported on recent socio-political crises

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Arrest of media professionals quadruples in first quarter 2017

As shown by reports submitted to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom platform in the first quarter of 2017, media professionals were arrested at an alarming rate, with more than a fourfold increase over the fourth quarter of 2016

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Encryption under Threat

Increasingly, cybersecurity and privacy are undermined in the name of security, for example tackling encryption tools. A report by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs explains why Germany should oppose this trend

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Studies find precarious employment tied to digitalisation and the gig economy

Two recent studies examine the relationship between digitalisation and gig economy in European countries, with its consequences on the precarious status of employment of an incresing number of workers.

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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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