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

Internet Freedoms in the Western Balkan Region

Developed in cooperation with the SHARE Foundation, the report presents in-depth research on the state of internet freedoms in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Albania. It provides a comparative overview of specific indicators – according to the European Convention on Human Rights – and develops a set of recommendations for governments of these countries to improve the state of citizens’ freedoms online

read more Digital rights Digital safety Western Balkans

Outcome Report for the Campaign #ThreatsToWIJ

On September 22, 2020 The Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ) launched its global campaign to discuss various forms of threats and attacks women journalists face around the world. This report analyses the results region by region

read more Gender issues Gender in media Online news Online media Harassment Advocacy

Human Rights Defenders in the Western Balkans. Intimidation instead of Recognition

This landmark report by Civil Rights Defenders explores how human rights defenders face intimidation instead of recognition in the six Western Balkan states

read more Human rights Albania Bosnia Herzegovina Kosovo Montenegro Serbia North Macedonia

Women Journalists In Local Media, Major Struggles And Proposals For Solutions

Within the scope of the local media research project, MEDAR has conducted a qualitative research providing the situation analysis and needs assessment of women journalists working at local media organizations in Turkey

read more Gender in media Turkey Local media

Hands Off Press Freedom: Attacks on Media in Europe Must Not Become a New Normal

2020 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 SLAPP Council of Europe Member States

Disinformation and propaganda – impact on the functioning of the rule of law in the EU and its Member States

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs and requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, assesses the impact of disinformation and strategic political propaganda disseminated through online social media sites

read more Fake news and disinformation Media Law European Policy

Targeted, cut off, and left in the dark

The #KeepItOn report on internet shutdowns in 2019

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Unsafe for Scrutiny: Examining the pressures faced by journalists uncovering financial crime and corruption around the world

This report presents the findings of a global survey conducted in September – October 2020 among 63 in investigative journalists from 41 countries

read more Investigative journalism SLAPP

Funding Journalism: Italy

This report is part of  Media Influence Matrix , run by CMDS through a global research and advocacy alliance with the aim of investigating the profound impact that rapid shifts in policy, funding and technology are having on journalism today. Each country report consists of three studies, covering politics and policy, journalism funding and technology

read more Advertising Italy Online news Online media Research

Online violence against women journalists: a global snapshot of incidence and impacts

A survey, part of a broader UNESCO-commissioned collaborative study examining the incidence, impacts and responses to online violence against women journalists in 15 countries

read more Harassment Gender issues Online news Online media