Academic sources

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

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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Johnston Press and the crisis in Ireland’s local newspaper industry, 2005-2014

Local press is not only experiencing declining circulation and revenues, but also a process of corporatisation. The case of the Irish industry illustrates very well some of the main ongoing trends in the field

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The Imperial Legacies of Television within Europe

The study gives a postcolonial account of intra-European broadcast regions through industrial collaborations, imperial vestiges, and imperial connections

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Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers, and Online News Consumption

This article provides an empirical starting point for understanding how novel means of news consumption, in particular social media and search engines, affect ideological polarization of readers

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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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The spreading of misinformation online

What is the same and what is different in how conspiracy and scientific news spread online? According to this article, published on PNAS and written by 8 authors based in Italy and the US, for both homogeneity is the primary driver for diffusion, but the cascade dynamics is different.

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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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