Reports

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

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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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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Record number of jailed journalists in 2017

According to the 2017 prison census of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), 262 journalists are behind bars around the world in relation to their job. Turkey remains the world’s worst jailer for the second consecutive year, with 73 journalists imprisoned, followed by China and Egypt

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Perfect Storm: The multiple challenges facing public service news and why tackling them is vital for democracy

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU)’s new study addresses those changing demands, much of which were researched during a rapid tour of small group of European broadcasters in the spring 2017.

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Freedom of the Net 2017: Manipulating Social Media to Undermine Democracy

A comprehensive study of internet freedom in 65 countries, covering 87 percent of the world’s internet users: Freedom of the Net warns that governments around the world have dramatically increased their efforts to manipulate information on social media over the past year

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Countering online hate speech against migrants and refugees

A report by the ‘Coalition of Positive Messengers’ examines what has been achieved and what should be done to effectively countering online hate speech in 7 European countries

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Freedom on the Net 2017: Turkey Country Report

Although Internet freedom in Turkey has been gradually decreasing over the last years, it went through a sharp decline in 2017

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Back to The Drawing Board: Crafting the Ideal Journalism Curricula for South East Europe

The role of formal journalism education in advancing democratic process and media rights and freedoms has never been thoroughly analyzed in the SEE region

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