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

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 Rule of Law

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 Rule of Law

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

read more Digitalisation Online news Online media Worldwide

Investigating online harassment and abuse of women journalists

This is the third brief of a series made by ARTICLE 19, it examines the scope of State obligations to address online harassment and abuse of women journalists, and to conduct effective investigations into the online harassment and abuse

read more Harassment Media and gender

Directory of initiatives on the safety of journalists in Europe

A new Directory of State initiatives to protect journalists in Europe

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Who is afraid of journalists? Report of the MFRR fact-finding mission to Italy 4-6 April 2022

From 4 to 6 April a delegation of the MFRR, Media Freedom Rapid Response, was in Italy for an intense 3-day of meetings organised by OBC Transeuropa

read more Italy SLAPP Defamation and Libel Safety of journalists

Turkey: Spectre of a Digital Lockdown

The report led by IPI examines government efforts to increase digital censorship through further control of online information in the build up to the next elections due in 2023. The report is based on the media freedom mission led by IPI in October 2021 which met with journalists, politicians, and the Constitutional Court and draws on IPI’s media monitoring programme conducted under the #FreeTurkeyJournalists campaign

read more Turkey Surveillance Cybersecurity

Defending Press Freedom in Times of Tension and Conflict

Annual Report by the partner organisations to the Council of Europe Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists

read more Safety of journalists Media ownership SLAPP Surveillance Cybersecurity

Global Study: Gender Equality and Media Regulation

This report aims at understanding the situation regarding gender equality and its connection with freedom of expression in over 100 countries. With a focus on news media, it interrogates how media regulators worldwide have approached the mandate to promote and protect gender equality and women’s freedom of expression, whilst attending to obligations to uphold media freedom

read more Media and gender Ethics of journalism Freedom of expression

Free to Think 2021. Report of the Scholars at Risk Academic Freedom Monitoring Project

The seventh installment of an annual report by Scholars at Risk’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project. The report analyzes 332 attacks on higher education communities in 65 countries and territories around the world between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021

read more Freedom of expression SLAPP Turkey Belarus