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

Western Balkans Journalists’ Safety Index - Narrative Report North Macedonia 2022

“Western Balkans Journalists’ Safety Index Narrative Report North Macedonia 2022” is a publication by Safeyournalists network. The scope of this document is to analyse the ongoing situation in the country with respect to legal environment, prevention of attacks, regularity of judicial processes which have an impact on the safety of journalists

read more North Macedonia Safety of journalists Media freedom

Nations in Transit 2023: War Deepens a Regional Divide

The latest Freedom House's 2023 Nations in Transit is out. It examines the level of democratic governance across Central Europe to Central Asia

read more Freedom of expression Media freedom Rule of Law

Acts of Intimidation against Journalists – First Quarter 2023

“Acts of intimidation against journalists – First Quarter 2023” ("Atti intimidatori nei confronti dei giornalisti") is a regular report published by the the Department of Public Security of the Italian Ministry of the Interior. The scope of the analysis is to examine the ongoing situation in the country with respect to the evolution of threats posed to the safety of journalists

read more Italy Safety of journalists

Italian civil society organisations take part in parliamentary consultations on defamation reform

Last month, the Italian anti-SLAPP working group submitted its written contribution to the Justice Commission of the Senate which had opened public consultations on a number of bills designed to amend defamation provisions of the Italian criminal and civil codes

read more Italy SLAPP Defamation and Libel

Bosnia and Herzegovina: On the Amendments on Criminal Libel in the Legislation of Republika Srpska

In this legal analysis, ARTICLE 19 assesses the proposed amendments to the Criminal Code of Republika Srpska on re-introducing criminal penalties for defamation, insult, and other similar provisions

read more Bosnia Herzegovina Defamation and Libel Freedom of expression

How are courts responding to SLAPPs? Analysis of selected court decisions from across the globe

This study analyses the threats deriving from vexatious lawsuits against journalists, civil society, and human rights defenders, and highlights the role of courts in providing protection against SLAPPs in contexts that lack dedicated legislation

read more SLAPP Freedom of expression

The 2023 Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism - call for submission of entries

The call for submissions for entries to the Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism was officially launched by the European Parliament

read more Investigative journalism Human rights Rule of Law Media funding

How to assess national resilience to online disinformation? — Comparing Finland and Lithuania

This policy brief analyses the role of national resilience in resisting disinformation, also with the help of the Finnish and Lithuanian respective cases

read more Fake news and disinformation Finland Lithuania

Media Mapping and Dealing with the Past

The research aims at shedding light on the role of media outlets and journalists in dealing with the past in Kosovo and North Macedonia

read more Kosovo North Macedonia Media freedom Media pluralism

SLAPPs against the media in Europe: is the EU response sufficient and what remains to be done?

Panel co-organized by ARTICLE 19 and OBC Transeuropa, as partner of Media Freedom Rapid Response Mechanism, within the 2023 International Journalism Festival of Perugia

read more Italy Serbia SLAPP Defamation and Libel Media freedom