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

The citizens' right to information: Law and policy in the EU and its member states

The study elaborates on the European Union citizens’ right to be informed and to enjoy their right to access information

read more Access to information European Policy EU Member States

Employment conditions of journalists in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia

A regional report by the South East European Partnership for Media Development on the employment conditions of journalists in SEE countries highlights the poor conditions of those working in the media sector

read more Albania Bosnia Herzegovina North Macedonia Montenegro

The Charlie Hebdo effect in the Balkans

In this report the South East European Partnership for Media Development looks at Balkan countries' reactions to the attacks against the French journalists in January 2015

read more Albania Censorship Bosnia Herzegovina Bulgaria North Macedonia Montenegro Serbia

Media ownership patterns in post-communist Romania - 5 profiles

An analysis of the media situation in Romania, released by the Center for Media Transparency, highlights different media models in the country, their relation to politics and the deriving challenges in terms of media pluralism and transparency

read more Romania Media ownership Media pluralism Media freedom

Media freedom in Romania 2014-2015

This report by Active Watch Romania, covers the events related to freedom of expression and media freedom that occurred in Romania between January and April 2015

read more Media freedom Media ownership Romania Safety of journalists

The Evolving Regulation of the Media in Europe as an Instrument for Freedom and Pluralism

This CMPF report examines the tension between EU regulation of the media based on market harmonization and liberalization on the one hand, and the need to guarantee media pluralism and media freedom on the other hand.

read more Media pluralism Media freedom European Policy

The Right of Access to Information in Cyprus. Report and Recommendations

A report collecting the findings of a research on the right of access to information in Cyprus, conducted in 2010 by Access Info Europe, KAB and IKME as part of the Access Info Cyprus Project

read more Access to information Cyprus Open data

Austerity, solidarity, and alternative media practices in Greece

An analysis of the ways evolving communication practices on social media have shaped the nature and character of solidarity and cooperative initiatives in Greece over the last few years

read more Greece Freedom of expression Media freedom Online news Online media

Why Some Newspapers are Better than Others

A study comparing news coverage in different types of newspapers in two similar countries - Sweden and Switzerland - found that prioritising quality is as crucial as financial and human resources in order to produce quality journalism

read more Ethics of journalism Sweden Switzerland

UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

The UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity is a systematic UN-wide plan for a free, safe environment for journalists and media workers

read more Media freedom Freedom of expression Safety of journalists Worldwide