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

Defunding disinformation in the Balkans - How International Brands Support Russia’s Agenda

Defunding disinformation in the Balkans - How International Brands Support Russia’s Agenda is a report produced by the Balkan Free Media Initiative (BFMI) and the Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA)

read more Fake news and disinformation Serbia Bulgaria

Communication on Defence of Democracy

With this Communication the European Commission introduces the Defence of Democracy Package through which it intends to proactively uphold its democratic values and freedoms

read more European policies and legislation Media freedom Rule of Law

Case Study - SLAPP in Romania

Timely report examining the SLAPP phenomenon in Romania

read more Romania SLAPP Freedom of expression

Strategy for the development of the Serbian media system (2020-2025) and its implementation: Knowledge, attitudes and proposals of media workers

Published in 2023 and supported by various media associations, this analysis aims to assess the development of a functional and sustainable media system to bolster democratic processes, ensure media freedoms, and provide citizens with accurate and timely information

read more Serbia Media freedom Media ownership Media pluralism Safety of journalists

Serbia 2023 Report

Each year the European Commission monitors the progress of candidate countries in their reform process aimed at the EU accession. As part of the annual progress report, the EC assesses the developments in relation to freedom of expression and media pluralism and independence

read more Serbia European policies and legislation Freedom of expression Media freedom

SLAPP ー Mechanism for silencing the public: Analysis of Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation in Serbia, BiH and Montenegro

This analysis, realized by the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina, sheds light on the nature and impacts of SLAPP cases against media outlets, journalists, and NGO activists in the three Balkan countries

read more SLAPP Western Balkans Media freedom

Ima li pravde za slobodu izražavanja? - Is there a right to freedom of expression?

This report provides relevant data on cases of media disputes in Serbia, analyzing how competent courts deal with freedom of expression-related issues

read more Serbia Freedom of expression Safety of journalists Legal protection

Media Pluralism Monitor 2023

The report analyses the risks and gives recommendations regarding media pluralism in the 27 Member States of the EU and in 5 candidate countries for 2022

read more Rule of Law Media freedom Media ownership Media pluralism

The Predator Files: Caught in the Net

This report is the result of Amnesty International’s Security Lab collaboration with EIC, a partnership of European media organizations, as a technical partner.

read more Surveillance Media freedom Freedom of expression Safety of journalists

Media Freedom in North Macedonia: fragile progress

From 5-7 June 2023, OBCT joined MFRR partners in a fact-finding mission in North Macedonia organised by the Association of Journalists of Macedonia. This report presents the key findings and recommendations stemming from that mission

read more North Macedonia Freedom of expression Media freedom