Reports

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

Italy: so much mafia, so little news. Report on the December 2018 joint fact-finding mission

A detailed description of the Italian system of protection for journalists, a survey among reporters under police protection, and an overview of proposals: this is the result of a fact-finding mission held in Italy by ECPMF with Ossigeno per l’Informazione and OBCT

read more SLAPP Freedom of expression Media freedom Safety of journalists Italy

Italy - Media Pluralism Monitor 2017

This study investigates the conditions of media pluralism in Italy, highlighting worrying trends and providing useful information for policymakers, researchers and civil society responsible for implementing advocacy measures

read more Media freedom Freedom of expression Media pluralism Public Service Media Public broadcasting

The Business of Misinformation: Bosnia and Herzegovina. LYING FOR PROFIT

This report, published as part of a project aimed at keeping track of the individuals and companies that own misinformation websites and their links to institutions, parties, and other individuals, shows that misinformation websites in Bosnia and Herzegovina are mainly motivated by profit

read more Bosnia Herzegovina Journalism education Media freedom Media pluralism Media ownership Fake news and disinformation

Fact-finding mission to Czech Republic, 7th-8th October 2019

From the very difficult position of local media to the Prime Minister's links to the outlets he used to own, the Czech Republic's issues in the field of freedom of expression are very evident, and the delegation has clear recommendations to give

read more Czech Republic Freedom of expression Media freedom Media ownership Media pluralism Media capture

Newspapers that never arrive

Newspapers are made not only by journalists: starting from this statement, this pretty original report highlights the importance of printers, transporters, distributors, and retailers as “essential links in the long and complex press distribution chain”

read more Media freedom Media ownership Media pluralism

Tackling Disinformation Face to Face: Our Journalists’ Findings From the Classroom

Presenting findings in Austria, Belgium, and Germany, this study aims at understanding how schoolchildren consume media and how news and media literacy is and can be taught in classrooms in Europe

read more Austria Belgium Germany Freedom of expression Journalism education Media freedom Fake news and disinformation

“We are Amaya”. Advocacy for Academic Freedom

A detailed description of the activities carried out during the 2019 edition of the Seminar Series on Advocacy for Academic Freedom, held for three months at the University of Trento, Department of Sociology and Social Research, in collaboration with Scholars At Risk (SAR). The seminar was a first national experiment for Italy

read more Freedom of expression Media freedom Trust in media Italy

Captured News Media: The Case of Turkey

The research commissioned by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) is a case study of the media capture phenomenon in Turkey. It gives a historical overview of how the phenomenon has unfolded, which strategies political elites have employed to capture the media, and the overall results and effects on society

read more Censorship Media capture Media ownership Political pressure Propaganda State advertising Trust in media

How Young People Consume News and The Implications For Mainstream Media

This research commissioned by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is based on two key questions: how do young people consume news? How can news publishers attract young readers, listeners, and viewers?

read more Media literacy Freedom of expression Journalism education Fake news and disinformation United Kingdom

Societal costs of “fake news” in the Digital Single Market

The report aims at exploring “the mechanisms of ‘fake news’ and their societal costs in the Digital Single Market”

read more Media freedom Media literacy Fake news and disinformation