Reports

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

Report by the CoE Commissioner for Human Rights following his visit to Montenegro

In this report Nils Muiznieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to Montenegro from 17 to 20 March 2014 assesses the state of human rights in Montenegro. The main issues emerged are those pertaining to post war justice and reconciliation, actions needed against discrimination, and freedom of the media

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The safety of journalists and the danger of impunity. Report by the director-general to the intergovernmental council of the IPDC, 29th session

This report drafted by UNESCO International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) presents a comprehensive picture of the situation regarding Safety of journalists and impunity in the world, with special attention to the period 2012-13

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Croatia - Media Integrity Matters

This chapter by the SEE Media Observatory research on democratic development of media systems in SEE focuses on the concept of "media integrity" in Croatia providing in depth analysis of several elements influencing the functioning of the Croatian media system

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Bulgaria - Media Pluralism Monitor 2014

MPM2014 for Bulgaria shows a medium/high risk for media pluralism in the country. Economic aspects relating to media appear to be particularly allarming

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Greece - Media Pluralism Monitor 2014

MPM 2014 shows for Greece a medium/high risk for media pluralism, particularly relating to legal and socio-political issues

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Hungary - Media Pluralism Monitor 2014

MPM2014 for Hungary shows a situation of high risk for media pluralism in the country in all the three domains considered

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State of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe

The Council of Europe report on the State of Democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe reveals a striking decline with regard to freedom of the media in 2014: lack of freedom of expression and media freedom is listed among the most serious challenges and affects 8 member States

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Who owns Georgia’s media: Power networks and corporate relationships behind Georgian media outlets

A detailed study released by Transparency International examining the media ownership structure in Georgia with a special focus on media outlets that have national coverage

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Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media

A comprehensive picture of the dangers faced by women journalists around the world, based on a global, online survey shows that two-thirds of respondents experienced some form of intimidation, threats or abuse in relation to their work as female journalist

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Guidelines for EU support to media freedom and media integrity in enlargement countries, 2014-2020

No country can join the EU without guaranteeing freedom of expression as a basic human right (Article 49 of the EU Treaty). This document, released by DG Enlargement in February 2014, presents the main points in the EU enlargement agenda on media freedom and integrity

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