Reports

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

GLASNOST! Nine ways Facebook can make itself a better forum for free speech and democracy

The report analyses how Facebook has tackled specific issues concerning political information and political speech, and then suggests nine ways to make the platform a better forum for free speech and democracy

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Romania’s press freedom fall

This short report by Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) describes the current situation in Romanian media as press freedom has sharply declined in recent years. The country ranked 44th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index

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The Expression Agenda 2017/2018. The state of freedom of expression around the world

ARTICLE 19 report shows sharp decline in global freedom of expression since 2014, and a continuous decline over ten years

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Guide to Advertising Technology

Journalists need to know how advertising technology works

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Indicators on the Level of Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety in the Western Balkans - Comparative Analysis 2018

This comparative study aims at assessing the achievements in freedom of speech and journalists’ safety in five Western Balkans countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia)

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Journalists: The bête noire of organized crime

Reporters Without Borders released a compelling collection of case studies and interviews with journalists threatened by mafias and criminal groups worldwide

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News vs. fake AGCOM report on Italy

A report by the Italian telecommunications regulatory body about real and fake news in the Italian information system

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How The Wall Street Journal is preparing its journalists to detect deepfakes

Deepfakes, false videos created with artificial intelligence and machine learning, are coming. Newsroom should train their journalists to detect them. Francesco Marconi and Till Daldrup (WSJ) share some insights and tips

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Content or Context Moderation?

Robyn Caplan analyses three different types of content moderation: artisanal, community-reliant, and industrial, and highlights the tension between consistent decisions and context-based decisions

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Demonising the media: Threats to journalists in Europe

The report surveys over 3,000 media freedom incidents documented by Index on Censorship’s “Mapping Media Freedom” (MMF) project since May 2014 with a view to outlining key trends and categories

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