Reports

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

What do fundamental rights mean for people in the EU? - Fundamental Rights Survey

FRA’s Fundamental Rights Survey collected data from 35,000 people about their experiences, perceptions and opinions on a range of issues that are variously encompassed by human rights

read more Freedom of expression Human rights

Media Capture in Bulgaria: Hidden Alliances and Vested Interests

Third report as part of IPI’s campaign on media capture: a new report on media freedom and independence in Bulgaria. The report explores the capture of media by vested business and political interests and the corrupting relationship between media owners and politicians as they compete for power and profit

read more Bulgaria Media capture Rule of Law

Media Capture in the Czech Republic: lessons learnt from the Babiš era and how to rebuild defences against Media Capture

This IPI report examines growing pressure on the public-service broadcaster Czech Television (CT) under the Babiš government. In this light, the report looks at key reform proposals to strengthen Czech public media’s defenses against future attempts to compromise its independence, and it also details how government advertising funds were directed to benefit Mafra media owned by Babiš and recommends policy reform to end the abuse of government funds to reward positive media coverage

read more Media capture Czech Republic

Local Media Survival Guide 2022

How journalism is innovating to find sustainable ways to serve local communities around the world and fight against misinformation. In this IPI report, the first deep look at innovation in news media serving local communities outside the U.S. and Western Europe, after talking to many of the journalists and media builders that are on the front-line of this struggle in the regions of Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe

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Around the corner, around the world. Reviving local news globally

An IPI global network report on how local news media around the world are rethinking everything in the digital age, and what they need now to sustain the vital journalism serving their communities

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Takeaway from final conference “How can gender equality and diversity promote trust in the media?”

Gender equality and diversity in the media are far from the reality, highlighted in a two-day conference organized by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) in cooperation with its affiliate, the Andalusian Journalists Union (SPA) and the Federation of Journalists Unions (FeSP), in Malaga on 14 and 15 March. The conference is a part of a two-year project on “Trust in media” funded by the European Commission

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CJA's poll: at least 951 active lawsuits against journalists and media

Currently, there are at least 951 lawsuits active in Croatia against journalists and the media, from which the prosecutors are demanding the amount of almost € 10.3 million for damages, according to the results of a survey, conducted for the fourth year in a row by the Croatian Journalists' Association

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Freedom in the World 2022. The Global Expansion of Authoritarian Rule

This booklet is a summary of findings for the 2022 edition of Freedom in the World. The complete analysis including narrative reports on all countries and territories can be found at www.freedomhouse.org

read more Media freedom Surveillance Cybersecurity

Towards a safer haven: Advancing safety of journalists amidst rising threats in the Netherlands

The report details the findings and recommendations of the MFRR’s online fact-finding mission that took place in February 2022, led by Free Press Unlimited (FPU) together with the European Centre of Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and the International Press Institute (IPI), with the participation of the other MFRR partners plus the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders, and in collaboration with the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Journalisten (NVJ)

read more Netherlands Safety of journalists

»Feindbild Journalist« 6 – Hate on the Doorstep

From 01 January 2015 to 01 March 2022, ECPMF has recorded 287 assaults against media professionals. Assaults include punching, kicking, pushing, and spitting, as well as assault with weapons. ECPMF is a non-profit organisation based in Leipzig that campaigns for press freedom throughout Europe

read more Germany Trust in media