Reports

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

Fact-finding mission to Czech Republic, 7th-8th October 2019

From the very difficult position of local media to the Prime Minister's links to the outlets he used to own, the Czech Republic's issues in the field of freedom of expression are very evident, and the delegation has clear recommendations to give

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Newspapers that never arrive

Newspapers are made not only by journalists: starting from this statement, this pretty original report highlights the importance of printers, transporters, distributors, and retailers as “essential links in the long and complex press distribution chain”

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How Young People Consume News and The Implications For Mainstream Media

This research commissioned by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is based on two key questions: how do young people consume news? How can news publishers attract young readers, listeners, and viewers?

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Tackling Disinformation Face to Face: Our Journalists’ Findings From the Classroom

Presenting findings in Austria, Belgium, and Germany, this study aims at understanding how schoolchildren consume media and how news and media literacy is and can be taught in classrooms in Europe

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“We are Amaya”. Advocacy for Academic Freedom

A detailed description of the activities carried out during the 2019 edition of the Seminar Series on Advocacy for Academic Freedom, held for three months at the University of Trento, Department of Sociology and Social Research, in collaboration with Scholars At Risk (SAR). The seminar was a first national experiment for Italy

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The Business of Misinformation: Bosnia and Herzegovina. LYING FOR PROFIT

This report, published as part of a project aimed at keeping track of the individuals and companies that own misinformation websites and their links to institutions, parties, and other individuals, shows that misinformation websites in Bosnia and Herzegovina are mainly motivated by profit

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ARTICLE 19 comments on new Italian regulation on ‘hate speech’

Some improvements, but also lack of compliance with the international framework: a mixed judgment by ARTICLE 19 welcomes the new AGCOM Regulation in Italy, while hate speech remains a great concern in the country

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“It Won’t Always Be Like This": How to Prepare Turkey’s Journalists for a Freer Era

A study on future of quality journalism in Turkey, based on over 100 interviews, field trips, and workshops: this report proposes innovative solutions such as the opening of “Creative Cafes” and “Journalism Experience Centres”, the sponsoring of international internship programmes, and the mapping of trusted reporters

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Online Abuse Now Commonplace for Balkan Women Reporters

Reflecting the global trend, female journalists in the Balkans are more often attacked online than their male colleagues: an investigation with dozens of interviews and comments and an open platform to collect stories of attacks, harassment and threats, reports of a worrying picture where women are also left alone facing intimidation and its psychological impact

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Report on the implementation of the Action Plan Against Disinformation

Stating that “the fight against disinformation must continue”, in this report the European Commission checks the progress achieved by the Action Plan against Disinformation, explaining how it helped deter attacks, expose fake news, and encourage journalists and national authorities before the European Election 2019

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