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

Croatia - Media Integrity Matters

This chapter by the SEE Media Observatory research on democratic development of media systems in SEE focuses on the concept of "media integrity" in Croatia providing in depth analysis of several elements influencing the functioning of the Croatian media system

read more Croatia Media Law Media ownership Public broadcasting

Bulgaria - Media Pluralism Monitor 2014

MPM2014 for Bulgaria shows a medium/high risk for media pluralism in the country. Economic aspects relating to media appear to be particularly allarming

read more Bulgaria Media pluralism Media ownership

Greece - Media Pluralism Monitor 2014

MPM 2014 shows for Greece a medium/high risk for media pluralism, particularly relating to legal and socio-political issues

read more Greece Media pluralism Access to information Media ownership Media funding

Hungary - Media Pluralism Monitor 2014

MPM2014 for Hungary shows a situation of high risk for media pluralism in the country in all the three domains considered

read more Hungary Media pluralism Media ownership

State of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe

The Council of Europe report on the State of Democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe reveals a striking decline with regard to freedom of the media in 2014: lack of freedom of expression and media freedom is listed among the most serious challenges and affects 8 member States

read more Council of Europe Member States European policies and legislation Media freedom

Who owns Georgia’s media: Power networks and corporate relationships behind Georgian media outlets

A detailed study released by Transparency International examining the media ownership structure in Georgia with a special focus on media outlets that have national coverage

read more Georgia Media ownership Media pluralism

Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media

A comprehensive picture of the dangers faced by women journalists around the world, based on a global, online survey shows that two-thirds of respondents experienced some form of intimidation, threats or abuse in relation to their work as female journalist

read more Media and gender Safety of journalists Digital safety Worldwide

Guidelines for EU support to media freedom and media integrity in enlargement countries, 2014-2020

No country can join the EU without guaranteeing freedom of expression as a basic human right (Article 49 of the EU Treaty). This document, released by DG Enlargement in February 2014, presents the main points in the EU enlargement agenda on media freedom and integrity

read more Media freedom Media pluralism

Trust in Bulgarian media. Opinion of the citizens

This short presentation shows the main findings of the 2014 survey on Bulgarian citizen's trust in media

read more Trust in media Access to information Bulgaria

OSCE Safety of Journalists Guidebook

This 2014 OSCE Guidebook, released by the Representative on Freedom of the Media, approaches the issue of attacks on media in a comprehensive way, positing solutions to create a safe environment for journalists

read more Safety of journalists Legal protection OSCE Member States Impunity