Reports

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

SLAPPs against journalists across Europe

ARTICLE 19’s latest report looks at how SLAPPs (strategic lawsuits against public participation) have begun spreading across 11 countries in Europe, and the urgent reforms that can fix this

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State of SLAPPs in Serbia

The latest report by ARTICLE 19, the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights, and the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia (NUNS), analyses the provisions that are most commonly misused to file SLAPPs, strategic lawsuits against public participation, in Serbia. The report highlights patterns from multiple cases brought against journalists and activists by public officials and other powerful individuals in the past 10 years

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Mapping Media Freedom Monitoring Report 2021

The 2021 monitoring report for the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) summarises media freedom violations across EU Member States, candidate countries, and the United Kingdom from January until December 2021. The report is divided in 4 main sections which offer quantitative and qualitative analysis of the main attacks perpetrated against media workers during the year

read more Media freedom Safety of journalists Digital safety COVID-19 Surveillance Cybersecurity

Liberties Rule of Law Report 2022

The Liberties Rule of Law Report 2022 is the third annual report on the state of rule of law in the European Union, presenting country and trend reports on democratic records by civil society organisations across the European Union. Published by the Civil Liberties Union for Europe, it provides information and analysis from the ground of the state of the rule of law in 17 EU countries

read more EU Member States Freedom of expression Safety of journalists Human rights

Hungarian Capital in Foreign Media. Three Strategic Models of Influencing the Neighbourhood

The International Press Institute (IPI) published a new report written by regional media experts and investigative journalists on the investment of Hungarian capital in foreign media and the implications for the spread of Viktor Orbán’s “illiberal” model of media control

read more Hungary Media capture Slovenia North Macedonia Serbia Romania Slovakia

The Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Selected OSCE Participating States

The report provides an analysis of findings of ODIHR's assessment visits to the Czech Republic, Georgia, Italy, Mongolia and Montenegro, undertaken as part of the first country-specific assessment cycle focused on human rights defenders

read more Human rights Czech Republic Italy Montenegro Georgia

Impact of Social Media Law on Media Freedom in Turkey Monitoring Report

The report covers the period between October 2020 and October 2021, consisting of input from 36 news outlets concerning the subject, object, legitimation of the articles that received content removal because of the implementation of the Law numbered 5651 that has expanded the scope of the "access blocking" mechanism enabling multiple bodies of the state apparatus to issue such orders

read more Turkey Social media Censorship

Surveillance and human rights. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

Surveillance of individuals – often journalists, activists, opposition figures, critics and others exercising their right to freedom of expression – has been shown to lead to arbitrary detention, sometimes to torture and possibly to extrajudicial killings. This report recommends action from both governmental and social actors

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The impact of disinformation on democratic processes and human rights in the world

This study, requested by the DROI subcommittee, underlines how counter-disinformation measures can also have a prejudicial impact on human rights and democracy

read more Fake news and disinformation

The authorities vs. the citizens. ‘In the crosshairs’ namely SLAPP Polish-style

Polish independent news service OKO.press, supported by the Rafto Foundation, prepared a report about SLAPPs. The report is based on 21 interviews with activists and lawyers, as well as discussions with activists, including in courts and at police stations, not only with the accused and charged, but also with those who came to demonstrate their support

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