Abstracts of relevant books and substantial reports on press and media freedom. Whenever available, links to freely accessible book copies are provided

Russian Mass Media and Changing Values

The book takes into consideration the structural and cultural changes in Russian media landscape, focusing on the impact that Russian media have on citizens’ identities

read more Media ownership Media pluralism Political pressure Media and gender Russia

Broadcasting and National Imagination in Post-Communist Latvia

Juzefovičs looks at the intermingling of "nation building" and public broadcasting in post-communist Latvia

read more Latvia Public broadcasting Media pluralism

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Freedom of Expression in Turkey Report (1995- 2015)

The “Initiative for Freedom of Expression” collects a series of opinions and comments from Turkish defenders of the right to free expression

read more Freedom of expression Media Law Political pressure Censorship Turkey

Media in New Turkey. The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State

This book describes how Turkey's media environment reflects the country's dynamic political, economic, social and cultural landscapes

read more Local media Media ownership Political pressure Turkey

“Stakeholder-driven journalism”

“Stakeholder-driven journalism” is the real future of watchdog reporting, a new book argues

read more Investigative journalism Trust in media

Historical Guide to World Media Freedom. A Country-by-Country Analysis

A global and historical perspective on media freedom in the world edited by professors Whitten-Woodring and Van Belle

read more Media freedom Worldwide

Human Rights in a Positive State

This book critically and comprehensively engages with the European Court of Human Rights’ positive obligations case law, including references to media law matters

read more European Court of Human Rights Human rights Legal protection Freedom of expression Media freedom

Media and Politics in New Democracies

Media and Politics in New Democracies - Europe in a Comparative Perspective, edited by Jan Zielonka, analyses the relationship between the media and politics in new democracies in Europe and other parts of the world

read more Media freedom Belarus Bulgaria Czech Republic Estonia Hungary Latvia Lithuania Poland Slovakia Slovenia Romania Ukraine Russia

Hrant Dink: An Armenian Voice of the Voiceless in Turkey

Turkish writer and journalist Tuba Çandar traces the biography of Hrant Dink, the Turkish-Armenian journalist and political activist killed in 2007

read more Turkey

Attacks on the Press: Gender and Media Freedom Worldwide

The 2016 edition of CPJ's focusing on gender-based threats to journalists and the media

read more Media and gender Digital safety Impunity Worldwide