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

Hate speech in online media in South East Europe

Under what conditions does freedom of speech become freedom to hate? How to deal with hate speech without harming freedom of expression? These are the questions addressed in this book, with a specific focus on the context of South East Europe and Turkey

read more Western Balkans Hate speech Turkey

Teaching the Media

An evergreen handbook which shows the development of media education in schools from the 1960s to 1990s. According to the author, the fundamental principle is that media represent - rather than reflect - reality

read more Media literacy Access to information Media ownership United Kingdom

Reporting from the danger zone

A book based on 32 interviews with war-zone journalists compares yesterday’s and today’s challenges and stresses the importance of ethical journalism

read more Ethics of journalism Safety of journalists War reporting

Reality Lost. Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation

This open access book analyzes the current media environment and how it can contribute to the transformation of democracy into a post-factual democracy

read more Fake news and disinformation Online news Online media Social media Business model