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

Chronicle of Attacks and Pressures against Journalists in 2018

An overview of the numerous kinds of pressure faced by journalists and media outlets in Serbia, published by the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia

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SERBIA - Indicators on the level of media freedom and journalists’ safety 2018

The aim of this report, produced within the regional project Western Balkan’s Regional Platform for advocating media freedom and journalists’ safety, is to find out “the level of media freedoms and journalists’ safety” in Serbia for the year 2017

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Media Monitoring Report: Reporting on minority issues and diversity in the media

Supported by the OSCE Mission to Moldova, the Moldovan Independent Journalism Center monitored TV and online press for one month in order to determine how they report on topics related to ethnic minorities and other groups vulnerable to hate speech

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Civil Defamation and Media Freedom in Hungary

A study about legislation and case law after the adoption of a new Civil Code in 2014 which introduced restitution (financial compensation) instead of non-pecuniary damages. How these changes affect journalists and freedom of expression in a system where legislative texts are very succinctly worded

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ARTICLE 19 comments on new Italian regulation on ‘hate speech’

Some improvements, but also lack of compliance with the international framework: a mixed judgment by ARTICLE 19 welcomes the new AGCOM Regulation in Italy, while hate speech remains a great concern in the country

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Understanding our political nature

New insights into the analysis of political behaviour arrive from the behavioural sciences, social sciences, and humanities: how and why emotions, values, identity, and reason affect the way people think, talk, and take decisions, including on political issues. In 100 pages, an overview with suggestions for a future research agenda

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“It Won’t Always Be Like This": How to Prepare Turkey’s Journalists for a Freer Era

A study on future of quality journalism in Turkey, based on over 100 interviews, field trips, and workshops: this report proposes innovative solutions such as the opening of “Creative Cafes” and “Journalism Experience Centres”, the sponsoring of international internship programmes, and the mapping of trusted reporters

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Nations in Transit 2018 – Hungary Country report

The “Nations in Transit” report on Hungary by Freedom House (2018) provides an overview of the country’s democratic institutions, including a section devoted to independent media

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Online Abuse Now Commonplace for Balkan Women Reporters

Reflecting the global trend, female journalists in the Balkans are more often attacked online than their male colleagues: an investigation with dozens of interviews and comments and an open platform to collect stories of attacks, harassment and threats, reports of a worrying picture where women are also left alone facing intimidation and its psychological impact

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Report on the implementation of the Action Plan Against Disinformation

Stating that “the fight against disinformation must continue”, in this report the European Commission checks the progress achieved by the Action Plan against Disinformation, explaining how it helped deter attacks, expose fake news, and encourage journalists and national authorities before the European Election 2019

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