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

Protection of media freedom in Europe

This 2015 report on media freedom shades light on the deterioration of the safety of journalists and media freedom in Europe

read more Media freedom European policies and legislation Council of Europe Member States Safety of journalists

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

This Report by Nils Muiznieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, follows his visit to Bulgaria from 9 to 11 February 2015. The situation of media is one of the worring elements which called for the attention of the Commissioner.

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A free and pluralistic media to sustain European democracy

This report presents the final recommendations drawn by the European Commission High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism, established in October 2011 with the task to provide a set of recommendations for the respect and the promotion of pluralism and freedom of the media in Europe

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Reporting neighbours in Balkan media

What do the Western Balkan countries say about each other in their media outlets? The studies presented in this publication give some answers

read more Western Balkans Media pluralism Hate speech Albania Bosnia Herzegovina Kosovo North Macedonia Montenegro Serbia

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 policies and legislation 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

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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

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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

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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.

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