Reports

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

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

Chronicle of Attacks and Pressures against Journalists in 2018

An overview of the numerous kinds of pressure faced by journalists and media outlets in Serbia, published by the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia

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

SERBIA - Indicators on the level of media freedom and journalists’ safety 2018

The aim of this report, produced within the regional project Western Balkan’s Regional Platform for advocating media freedom and journalists’ safety, is to find out “the level of media freedoms and journalists’ safety” in Serbia for the year 2017

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

Media Monitoring Report: Reporting on minority issues and diversity in the media

Supported by the OSCE Mission to Moldova, the Moldovan Independent Journalism Center monitored TV and online press for one month in order to determine how they report on topics related to ethnic minorities and other groups vulnerable to hate speech

read more Moldova Hate speech Freedom of expression Journalism education Media freedom Media literacy OSCE Member States

Civil Defamation and Media Freedom in Hungary

A study about legislation and case law after the adoption of a new Civil Code in 2014 which introduced restitution (financial compensation) instead of non-pecuniary damages. How these changes affect journalists and freedom of expression in a system where legislative texts are very succinctly worded

read more Media freedom Freedom of expression Defamation and Libel Hungary Political pressure