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


Country & Trend Reports on Democratic Records by Civil Liberties Organisations Across the European Union

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Communications in 2020. The impact of coronavirus in regulated areas

Annex to the Annual Report by Agcom, the Italian Communications Agency

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Are whistleblowing laws working?

A global study of whistleblower protection litigation. A collaboration between Government Accountability Project and the International Bar Association

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MFRR Monitoring Report II

From July to October 2020, attacks on media freedom in Europe took many forms, as the Media Freedom Rapid Response’s second monitoring report documents. Besides anti-lockdown demonstrations and online harassment, the impact of legal actions (SLAPPs) contributed to a hostile climate for journalists and media workers. Find all the details in the second MFRR-report

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The Global Cost of Internet Shutdowns in 2020

This annual report by Top10VPN analyzes every major intentional internet shutdown in 2020 and reveals that they cost a world economy already devastated by the pandemic a further $4BN

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Covid and Free Speech. The impact of COVID-19 and ensuing measures on freedom of expression in Council of Europe member states

Background Paper, Ministerial Conference of the Council of Europe, Cyprus 2020: Artificial Intelligence – Intelligent Politics, challenges and opportunities for media and democracy

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Democracy Declining: Erosion of Media Freedom in Poland

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) press freedom mission to Poland (November-December 2020) was lead by IPI. Here the Mission Report

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Saving Journalism: A Vision for the Post-Covid World

This report focuses on proposals to address the financial problems devastating journalism in the Covid-19 era. It surveys new initiatives under way to address the present moment, assesses the likelihood of success, and profiles the key players

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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

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