Books

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

Rising To The Populist Challenge: A New Playbook For Human Rights Actors

Following the rise of populist governments in recent years, an editorial group of scholars and lawyers gathered and analysed a repertoire of responses by human rights organisations to the crackdown against civil society in the populist context

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Free European Media - 2018 Edition

On 15 February 2018 in Gdansk (Poland) in the framework of an international conference, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) launched a new book called "Free European Media" addressing new challenges faced by journalists around Europe

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Reporting from the danger zone

A book based on 32 interviews with war-zone journalists compares yesterday’s and today’s challenges and stresses the importance of ethical journalism

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Teaching the Media

An evergreen handbook which shows the development of media education in schools from the 1960s to 1990s. According to the author, the fundamental principle is that media represent - rather than reflect - reality

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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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