Reports

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

How to protect journalists and other media actors? Implementation guide

Implementation Guide by the Council of Europe to selected topics under the Protection and Prosecution pillars of the Guidelines of Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)4 on the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and other media actors

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Media Freedom in Europe in the Shadow of COVID-19

A monitoring report by IPI highlighting the threats of legislation, new regulations, fake news and advertising under the pressure of the pandemic

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Online harassment and abuse against women journalists and major social media platforms

A briefing by Article 19 within their activity on women harassment: a look at policies and practices of three dominant social media companies and their role in addressing online harassment and abuse against women on their platforms

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MFRR Fast Response Mission Report: Montenegro

Media Freedom in Montenegro: Uncertain optimism or optimistic uncertainty. A report authored by European Centre for Press and Media Freedom with contributions from Renate Schroeder of European Federation of Journalists and Luka Zanoni of Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT)

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Report on Providing Safe Refuge to Journalists at Risk

Authored by Professor Can Yeginsu, barrister and member of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, this report has been formally endorsed by: (i) the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, (ii) the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission, (iii) the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

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Journalists across EU face wave of attacks covering anti-lockdown protests

Since the beginning of September, IPI and its Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners have recorded at least 58 incidents involving assaults, physical aggression, threats and intimidation against journalists covering demonstrations linked to COVID-19, in Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Austria and Portugal

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Trust in media 2020

Traditional media remain the most trusted in Europe as citizens turn to Public Service Media for trustworthy news, especially in times of crisis

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Turkey’s Journalists on the Ropes: Joint International Press Freedom Mission to Turkey (October 6 –9, 2020)

Eleven international freedom of expression, journalists’ and human rights organizations carried out a joint mission to Turkey on October 6 to 9, 2020, meeting with media professionals, civil society actors, judicial and regulatory authorities, members of parliament and representatives of diplomatic missions, for the purpose of reviewing the status of media freedom in the country

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Report on the Use of Targeted Sanctions to Protect Journalists

The report examines current challenges faced by journalists around the world and recommends the consistent use of targeted sanctions as a tool to enforce compliance with international human rights law, including the right to a free press

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PANDEMIC FOR DIGITAL RIGHTS. Central and Southeast Europe

The digital rights monitoring that SHARE Foundation has been running since 2014 expanded and included the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) to keep track of incidents in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Romania. This monitoring report covers the period from 31 January to 30 September 2020

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