Books

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

Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines, 2015 Edition

Every year, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) compiles a comprehensive guide to the global state of press freedom, providing an articulate overview of the most serious challenges faced by journalists

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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Freedom of Expression in Turkey Report (1995- 2015)

The “Initiative for Freedom of Expression” collects a series of opinions and comments from Turkish defenders of the right to free expression

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Historical Guide to World Media Freedom. A Country-by-Country Analysis

A global and historical perspective on media freedom in the world edited by professors Whitten-Woodring and Van Belle

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Global Muckraking - 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World

An anthology of outstanding investigative journalism, this book edited by Anya Schiffrin advocates for long-form, investigative journalism showing how it has helped, so far, changing the world

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Hate speech in online media in South East Europe

Under what conditions does freedom of speech become freedom to hate? How to deal with hate speech without harming freedom of expression? These are the questions addressed in this book, with a specific focus on the context of South East Europe and Turkey

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Media Integrity Matters - Reclaiming public service values in media and journalism

This book by the South East European Media Observatory builds on and further develops research on democratic development of media systems in SEE, by focusing in particular on the concept of "media integrity" as a key element to assess and secure other components of functional media systems

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The Media in Transitional Democracies

Katrin Voltmer examines the role of the media in democratic transition in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia

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Russian Mass Media and Changing Values

The book takes into consideration the structural and cultural changes in Russian media landscape, focusing on the impact that Russian media have on citizens’ identities

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Media freedom and pluralism. Media policy challenges in the Enlarged Europe

Media freedom and pluralism by Beata Klimkiewicz provides a critical analysis of major issues and challenges for media policy in the European Union and Council of Europe member states, at times in which media environments and regulations are undergoing deep transformations

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Media ownership and its impact on media independence and pluralism

Media ownership and its impact on media independence and pluralism is an online project now condensed into a digital book. Curated by the South East European Network for Professionalisation of the Media (SEENPM) and released by the Peace Institute - Ljubljana, the book maps ownership patterns and their effects on media pluralism and independence in the countries of South East Europe and EU member states from Central and Eastern Europe.

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