Reports

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

Robust whistleblower protection is a crucial challenge for European democracy

The European Commission published on April 23, 2018, a proposal for a Directive "on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law". Quentin Van Enis, a legal expert specialised in media, analyses for the EFJ the draft directive from the journalists’ perspective

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Concept of the enemy III: the violent forces are ganging up against journalists

The third ECPMF’s study on violence against journalists in Germany shows that the number of incidents in 2018 is close to the record high of 2015

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Horizons of Hate

In this research report published by VOX-Pol, Matti Pohjonen employs a comparative approach to social media hate speech, comparing three politically different Finnish Facebook groups discussing immigration

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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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Countering Online Harassment in Newsrooms: Strategies and Best Practices implemented in Finland

The report addresses issue of online harassment in Finnish newsrooms by a series of interviews with editors-in-chief, managing editors, web and social media editors, and staff and freelance journalists to better understand online harassment and how it is dealt with in Finland, as well as presenting an overview of situation of online harassment against journalists based on a survey by the Union of Journalists in Finland

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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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