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

MFRR Monitoring Report - January to June 2023

The MFRR Monitoring Report reviews media freedom violations occurred in Europe in the first half of 2023

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European Commission's Rule of Law Report 2023: Gap Analysis

In February 2023 the European Commission published the Rule of Law reports 2023. This analysis provides an assessment of the Commission's monitoring mechanism and its effectiveness in protecting the rule of law in the EU and in member states

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For a transnational anti-SLAPP network: countering gags on public participation

On October 16, 2023, the first public event of CASE Italia dedicated to countering SLAPPs took place in Rome. Speakers included journalists, activists, experts in the field, and representatives of a range of organisations advocating for freedom of expression

read more Italy SLAPP Freedom of expression Media freedom Defamation and Libel


“Unleashing data: Journalists' pursuit of open information and accountability” - iMEdD International Journalism Forum 2023

Within the framework of iMEdD International Journalism Forum 2023, a panel constituted by data journalists and investigative reporters discussed the challenges and opportunities of open data

read more Data journalism Rule of Law Media freedom

SLAPPs: A threat to democracy continues to grow – A 2023 report update

The 2023 report dedicated to examining the SLAPP phenomenon across Europe has been release by The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation on behalf of the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe

read more SLAPP Freedom of expression Media freedom

2023 Rule of Law Report

The 2023 Rule of Law report monitors the main developments in the rule of law that occurred over the past year in the European Union and its 27 member states

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Civic Intelligence Oversight: Practitioners’ Perspectives in France, Germany, and the UK

The article explores the forms of civic engagement and oversight holding intelligence agencies to account, counteracting the primacy of security and the secrecy of intelligence, with a focus on journalism and NGOs

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Fieldwork Under Surveillance: A Research Note

Ethical and methodological challenges of conducting research “under surveillance”

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Article 19 - The Global Expression Report 2023

The Global Expression Report is an annual assessment that examines the state of freedom of expression and access to information worldwide. It employs a set of 25 indicators to gauge freedom of expression in 161 countries, resulting in a score that ranges from 0 to 100 for each country. This score is used to categorise each country based on its level of freedom of expression

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