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

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

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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 Service Media

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)

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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 Service Media Safety of journalists

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 Policy Media pluralism Transparency Media ownership State advertising

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

Tackling Impunity – Lessons from the Public Inquiry into the Assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia

The Tackling Impunity report examines the role of a Public Inquiry in shedding light on the context that resulted in the assassination of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in October 2017

read more Malta SLAPP Safety of journalists Impunity Media freedom

2022 Rule of Law Report

On 13 July 2022, the European Commission adopted the third Rule of Law Report, which includes 27 country chapters and new recommendations to each Member State

read more EU Member States Media freedom Media ownership Safety of journalists Access to information SLAPP

The State of Democracy in 2021

The report monitors ten issues that are essential for evaluating the state of democracy and rule of law in a country. Among them, it analyses access to information of public interest, public media funding, threats and harassment against journalists and activists, freedom of association and of assembly in Romania

read more Romania Safety of journalists Access to information Trust in media

Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2022

Based on a survey of over 93,000 online news consumers in six continents, the Digital News Report 2022 reveals new insights about digital news consumption

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