Reports

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

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)

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»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

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Building Trust in Journalism - Bulgaria

Part of the ‘Building Trust in Journalism in CEE’ project, this report provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities that media are facing in Bulgaria

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Controlling the Message: Challenges for independent reporting in Greece

The report details the findings and recommendations of its online fact-finding mission to Greece. The mission, involving interviews with more than thirty local stakeholders, was implemented by the MFRR together with Reporters Without Borders in December 2021

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Media Freedom Report 2022

The first annual report on media freedom in the EU, produced by the Civil Liberties Union for Europe to supplement the Rule of Law Report and supported by the Policy paper on media legislation

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Edelman Trust Barometer 2022

A country report about trust in Germany

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Women in newsrooms: perspectives on equity, diversity and resilience

Looking at the Western Balkans, this report highlights the trends, opportunities and obstacles, identified through the sharing of experiences and perspectives by women working in the media, to paint a more nuanced and complex picture of women’s role in newsrooms, news-making and regional societies more broadly

read more Gender issues Albania North Macedonia Kosovo Serbia Montenegro Bosnia Herzegovina

Media Freedom in Hungary Ahead of 2022 Election

A report published by the International Press Institute, assessing the challenges of independent journalism in Hungary

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Attacks and Harassment. The Impact on Female Journalists and Their Reporting

Journalists and other media workers face a range of digital and physical threats that threaten freedom of expression. Based on the findings of a global survey, this report provides an examination into the professional dangers of being a female journalist today.

read more Gender in media Harassment Hate speech Safety of journalists

Shutting Out Criticism: How SLAPPs Threaten European Democracy

A report by The Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE)

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