Reports

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

Encryption and Anonymity follow-up report

After three years, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye authored an update to the 2015 Report on Encryption and Anonymity, addressing trends in state restrictions and the role of corporations

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Who influences the influencers?

The research presents analysis of 230 EU Influencers (76 MEPs, 43 EU Institutions employees, 111 Brussels opinion formers) responses to an online survey on media consumption, revealing the patterns of most influential media and ways of communication for the influencers themselves

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Digital News Report 2018 - Turkey Supplementary Report

This study is based on the analysis of data collected as part of the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018. Based on the responses given by 2019 people from urban contexts of different parts of the country, it provides an overview of the media landscape in Turkey in 2018

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Germany: Responding to ‘hate speech’

The report was produced as part of “Media Against Hate”, a Europe-wide campaign initiated by the European Federation of Journalists and a coalition of civil society organisations

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Online Module: Media Against ‘Hate Speech’

How to identify ‘hate speech’ and how to effectively counter it while protecting the rights to freedom of expression and equality

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Online Module: How to counter hate speech and manage an online community

A training module addressed to journalists, bloggers, media activists, social media managers, and professionals involved in the contrast of online hate speech

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Online Module: ethical journalism practices on migrants and refugees

Terminology, news angles, sources, the use of audio-visual content, and most importantly journalism ethics

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Online Module: Inclusion through media

These resources and case studies look at the role and responsibilities of media, civil society, and institutions in enabling (or hindering) empowerment and participation of all members of society

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The Oxygen of Amplification

The report, written by digital media scholar Whitney Phillips for Data&Society, shows how the far-right manipulated the media in 2016, discusses the relation between reporting and amplifying extremist ideology and suggests some tips to journalists on when and how to cover online harassment campaigns and manipulations

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Developing a disinformation detection system and sourcing it live – The case study of the 2018 Italian elections

EU DisinfoLab developed a system for monitoring disinformation based on an identified ecosystem rather than on a series of keywords. They tested it on the 2018 Italian general elections

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