Reports

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

Media reporting: facts, nothing but facts?

This special report provides an overview of how the principles of accuracy, objectivity, and fairness in news and current affairs reporting are regulated at European and national level

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Robust whistleblower protection is a crucial challenge for European democracy

The European Commission published on April 23, 2018, a proposal for a Directive "on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law". Quentin Van Enis, a legal expert specialised in media, analyses for the EFJ the draft directive from the journalists’ perspective

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Concept of the enemy III: the violent forces are ganging up against journalists

The third ECPMF’s study on violence against journalists in Germany shows that the number of incidents in 2018 is close to the record high of 2015

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Horizons of Hate

In this research report published by VOX-Pol, Matti Pohjonen employs a comparative approach to social media hate speech, comparing three politically different Finnish Facebook groups discussing immigration

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Lexicon of Lies

A guide to define different types of problematic content.

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Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Interim Report

This report by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons is part of an ongoing inquiry on fake news, which has been expanded to include other related topics. The Committee claims that democracy itself is at risk, and sets out a number of recommendations

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Online harassment of journalists: the trolls attack

This report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deals with online mass harassment of journalists by trolls

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First Report of the Interdepartmental Group on the Security of Ireland's Electoral Process and Disinformation

A report by the Irish Government about the security of elections and referendum in relation with disinformation

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Words that matter: a Glossary for Journalism in Cyprus

An OSCE trilingual guide that scrutinises which 'negative' expressions are commonly used by journalists in Cyprus, and their alternatives

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DRI - Disinformation Resilience in Central and Eastern Europe

An extensive research aimed at assessing national vulnerabilities and preparedness to adequately react to foreign-led disinformation in Central and Eastern Europe

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