Reports and papers

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

Journo News Monitor: an AI-powered study on Turkey’s new media

A study on news recommendations systems in Turkey that focuses on Google's algorithms and exploits AI solutions for its methodological approach to data analysis.

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Uncovering news deserts in Europe: Risks and opportunities for local and community media in the EU

The research is focused on detecting challenges and opportunities for local and community media and identifying "news deserts" in the 27 EU Member States.

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Media Capture in the Western Balkans: From captured states to captured media

The policy brief produced by Southeast European Leadership for Development and Integrity (SELDI) provides an analytical insight into the mechanisms behind media capture in the Western Balkans countries, as a phenomenon that negatively affects the media landscape in those countries through impairment of media freedom and pluralism. With the region being on track for EU accession, media capture presents a paramount problem that the brief addresses

read more Media capture Media freedom Media pluralism Media ownership Albania Serbia Kosovo Bosnia Herzegovina Montenegro North Macedonia

Global Expression Report 2024

The Global Expression Report (GxR) provides an annual update on the right to free expression and information worldwide

read more Freedom of expression

The 2024 Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism - call for submission of submissions

Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism was officially launched by the European Parliament on May 3, 2024

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2023 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 2023 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina provides a thorough examination of human rights cases and violations occurred in Bosnia and Herzegovina throughout last year

read more Bosnia Herzegovina Freedom of expression Human rights

Report on media freedom in Romania ahead of Super Election Year - Mission Report on Media Capture, Legal Obstacles and Journalists’ Safety

Following the online fact finding mission to Romania coordinated by OBCT and IPI, the report explores the challenges faced by Romanian media professionals at a time of political change

read more Romania SLAPP Media freedom Media pluralism Safety of journalists Media capture

Liberties Media Freedom Report 2024

The Media Freedom Report 2024 is the third annual report on media freedom in the European Union (EU) produced by the Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties). It discusses relevant legislative and regulatory action at EU and national level during 2023 and maps the main trends and developments in media freedom in 19 EU Member States. It also sets forth a list of recommendations to the EU institutions to improve the media landscape in Europe and better protect media freedom and pluralism across the Union. This report features a new chapter dedicated to the European Media Freedom Act – landmark legislation that has myriad implications for media freedom and pluralism in the EU.

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MFRR Monitoring Report 2023

The partners from the MFRR consortium publish the latest edition of its Monitoring Report which documents press freedom violations from January to December 2023

read more Freedom of expression Media freedom Safety of journalists