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

Mapping Media Freedom Monitoring Report 2022

The 2021 Monitoring Report offers an overview of media freedom violations in the EU and candidate countries from January to December 2022. It addresses in particular four major developments: the war in Ukraine; the abuse of legal actions to silence legitimate public journalism; the rise in online attacks and environmental reporting.

read more Media freedom Safety of journalists Harassment Surveillance War reporting

The “misuse” of the judicial system to attack freedom of expression: trends, challenges and responses

The current UNESCO brief explores a number of legal tools which are employed to curb freedom of expression around the world, such as criminal defamation offences; defamation as civil wrong; SLAPPs

read more Media freedom Media Law SLAPP Freedom of expression

The Chilling: recommendations for action responding to online violence against women journalists

A list of recommendations proposed for consideration by responders to online violence against women journalists at the global level

read more Media and gender Digital safety Harassment Safety of journalists

2022 Rule of Law Report: country chapter on the rule of law situation in Romania

The Rule of Law Report is an annual document produced by the European Commission from 2020. It aims at addressing issues such as the state of the judiciary, freedom of the media, corruption, and other questions which have emerged as crucial for a comprehensive analysis of the state of rule of law across the EU

read more Romania Media freedom Media ownership Public broadcasting Whistleblowing Rule of Law

Intimidation and mafia influences in the world of journalism and information

The Parliamentary sub-committee mafia, journalists and world of information within the Antimafia Commission monitors the limitations to press freedom caused by organised crime. The report recognises that overcoming forms of exploitation and precariousness and supporting less structured but more exposed editorial activities is a democratic duty

read more Italy Safety of journalists Local media SLAPP

Monitoring Media Pluralism in the Digital Era: Italy

The Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM) is a tool developed by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom to assess the risks to media pluralism in 32 European countries (27 EU Member States and 5 candidate countries). We present the results of the Italian chapter

read more Italy Media pluralism Safety of journalists Media freedom Public broadcasting Rule of Law

Whistleblowing 2021

This report analyses the weaknesses in the protection of whistleblowers in Italy, where the transposition of the European Directive is still lacking and the issue is regulated by a law that grants a lower level of protection (Law 179/2017)

read more Italy Whistleblowing Transparency SLAPP Rule of Law

2022 Rule of Law Report: country chapter on the rule of law situation in Italy

The 2022 country chapter on the rule of law situation in Italy analyses four key areas: the justice system, the anti-corruption framework, media pluralism and media freedom, and other institutional issues related to checks and balances

read more Italy Media freedom Media pluralism Public broadcasting Safety of journalists Rule of Law

CMPF’s contribution to the Call for Evidence on the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA)

In this contribution to the call for evidence on the European Media Freedom Act, CMPF analyses why such a measure is needed and what issues it should tackle

read more European policies and legislation Media pluralism Transparency Media ownership Media funding

Monitoring Report - Mapping Media Freedom January - June 2022

The current Monitoring Report tracks media freedom violations across Europe during the first semester of 2022

read more Safety of journalists SLAPP Media freedom Censorship