Reports

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

OSCE South East Europe Media Conference (SEEMC) “Journalism in times of crisis”

The two-day conference was held in a hybrid format in Tirana on 11-12 October 2021, and was co-organized by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM) and the OSCE Presence in Albania, with the support of other OSCE field operations in the region

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The impact of strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) on the news media sector

A collection of the findings of News Media Europe interviews with press publishers, in-house lawyers, journalists and editors-in-chief about the impact of such lawsuits on the news
media sector

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Legal harassment and abuse of the judicial system against the media

This special report by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media focuses on three of the most poignant and current topics related to legal harassment: “extremism” and terrorism related charges under public law; defamation claims under public law; and abusive private lawsuits against journalists and other media workers. The report aims to provide general guidance to the OSCE participating States regarding their related commitments

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Combating gender-based violence: Cyber violence

A study by the EPRS, European Parliamentary Research Service, that confirms the estimate that 4 to 7 % of women in the EU-27 have experienced cyber harassment during the past 12 months, while between 1 and 3 % have experienced cyber stalking

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Changing Newsrooms 2021: hybrid working and improving diversity remain twin challenges for publishers

This report, published in November 2021, explains on how news organisations are responding to the challenges of attracting talent, increasing gender and ethnic diversity, and managing the transition to hybrid work

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Europe heats up on risk map for press violations: The Eastern region a serious concern

Women journalists are increasingly attacked around Europe, and appear to be more vulnerable in the Eastern region, as documented by this report. For this reason, CFWIJ calls on European countries to take measures against those interfering with media freedom

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Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) in the European Union. A comparative study

A study commissioned by the European Commission with the aim to shed light on the legal environment of SLAPP in the European Union and its Member States

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Threats that Silence: Trends in the Safety of Journalists

A discussion paper by UNESCO about the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

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Who makes the news? 6th Global Media Monitoring Project

GMMP 2020 was implemented in 116 countries and covered 30,172 stories published in newspapers, broadcast on radio and television

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The Chilling: Global trends in online violence against women journalists

“First, I’m attacked for being a journalist, second I’m attacked for being a woman" (Maria Ressa). Women journalists are now more exposed to online violence than ever. Women journalists are both the primary targets of online violence and the first responders to it

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