Reports

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

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

read more Surveillance

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

read more Poland SLAPP

RSF 2021 ROUND-UP, journalists detained, killed, held hostage and missing

This overview made by Reporters without Borders collects figures from January to December 2021

read more Safety of journalists

SLAPPs in Europe: How the EU can protect watchdogs from abusive lawsuits

This report is the joint submission to the European Commission public consultation on EU action against SLAPPs, strategic lawsuits against public participation

read more SLAPP

MFRR Monitoring Report: January - June 2021

The MFRR monitoring report summarises press and media freedom violations across EU Member States and candidate countries from January 2021 until June 2021. Throughout the reporting period, 272 alerts have been documented, ranging from verbal attacks to legal incidents. 438 individuals or media entities in 26 countries have been subject to one or more press freedom violations

read more Media freedom Safety of journalists

State of SLAPPs in Spain

A country report published by Article 19, to describe how journalists and media outlets in Spain are facing multiple lawsuits for exposing corruption, reporting on matters of public concern or covering protests

read more SLAPP Spain

Handbook on Working Towards Gender Equality in the Media

The handbook showcases IAWRT members’ experiences and best practices of working towards advancing gender equality and women’s positions in and through the media

read more Gender in media Gender issues