Reports

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

Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Interim Report

This report by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons is part of an ongoing inquiry on fake news, which has been expanded to include other related topics. The Committee claims that democracy itself is at risk, and sets out a number of recommendations

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Online harassment of journalists: the trolls attack

This report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deals with online mass harassment of journalists by trolls.

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Words that matter: a Glossary for Journalism in Cyprus

An OSCE trilingual guide that scrutinises which 'negative' expressions are commonly used by journalists in Cyprus, and their alternatives

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DRI - Disinformation Resilience in Central and Eastern Europe

An extensive research aimed at assessing national vulnerabilities and preparedness to adequately react to foreign-led disinformation in Central and Eastern Europe

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Defending Independent Media: A Comprehensive Analysis of Aid Flows

This new report by CIMA explores how much money the world’s official aid donors give to help independent and public-service-oriented media build free and open societies globally, the regions where this trend is stronger and the adopted approaches

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Freedom in the World 2018

The report by Freedom House provides an evaluation of the state of democracy in the world in 2017, analysing trends in freedom including freedom of elections, freedom of the press and the rule of law

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Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018

This study explores the ways news is being consumed in a range of countries. This year's report focuses on the issues of trust and misinformation, media literacy, new online business models, the impact of changing Facebook algorithms and the rise of new platforms and messaging apps

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Personal Data and Political Influence in Italy

As part of a larger effort by Tactical Tech on The Influence Industry, Fabio Chiusi and Claudio Agosti wrote a report about the role played by data in political campaigns in the run-up to the 2018 elections in Italy

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The Oxygen of Amplification

The report, written by digital media scholar Whitney Phillips for Data&Society, shows how the far-right manipulated the media in 2016, discusses the relation between reporting and amplifying extremist ideology and suggests some tips to journalists on when and how to cover online harassment campaigns and manipulations

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News Media in Western Europe: Populist Views Divide Public Opinion

A team at the Pew Research Center conducted a public opinion survey in eight countries of Western Europe about trust in news media in relation to how people place themselves on a left/right and on a populist/non-populist axis. Attention was also given to how people use social media as a source for news

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