Reports

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

A multi-dimensional approach to disinformation

This report is the result of the work done by the High Level Group (HLEG) convened by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel to advise the European Commission on policy initiatives to counter fake news and disinformation online in Europe

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Gender Equality in the EU’s Digital and Media Sectors

This briefing by the European Parliamentary Research Service (March 2018) provides updated background data showing the existing gender divide in the digital and media sectors across the European Union

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Responding to “hate speech”: Comparative overview of six EU countries

Legal framework, practices and regulations related to ‘hate speech’ in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom

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Common sense wanted. Resilience to “post-truth” and its predictors in the new Media Literacy Index 2018

The Media Literacy Index 2018 shows that there is a clearly geographic pattern in the potential of resilience to post-truth phenomenon: the countries with a better performance are in the North and Northwest of Europe, as opposed to the countries in the Southeastern Europe. Countries like Hungary, Italy and Greece are in a middle cluster

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Italian Online and Offline Political Communication Regulation: an Overview

In the lead-up of March 4, 2018 Italian elections and resting upon the experience of the last elections in the UK, France, Germany and the U.S., this report proposes an overview of the existing Italian legal framework regulating political communication during electoral campaigns

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Measuring the reach of “fake news” and online disinformation in Europe

This fact sheet by RISJ provides top level usage statistics for the most popular sites that independent fact-checkers and other observers have identified as publishers of false news and online disinformation in two European countries: France and Italy

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Media Industry and Advertising Market in Bosnia Herzegovina

Fifth edition of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Journalists’ Association E-Newsletters on the role and future of advertising in the media.

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Journalist and Media Staff Killed in 2017

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) presents the number of journalists and media staff that lost their lives in 2017 while in duty, either by being targeted and killed in cross fire or by accidental death

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Bulgaria 2017: State of Journalism and Freedom of Speech

The annual report by the Association of European Journalists highlights that the "culture of pressure" in Bulgarian media is on the rise

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Corruption in the EU: Guarantees for Whistleblowers Key to Fight Back

Corruption remains a widespread issue in Europe, but the absence of adequate protection for whistleblowers limits the willingness of citizens to report corruption cases to competent authorities

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