Stakeholders

This section provides a list of organizations working on issues related to media freedom, including monitoring and promotion of the freedom of the press, quality and ethics in journalism, media literacy, and transparency

United Nations Commission on Human Rights

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the principal human rights official of the United Nations and represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. OHCHR’s thematic priorities are strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression is an independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme.

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Università degli Studi di Perugia (UNIPG)

Founded in 1308, the Università degli Studi di Perugia is one of the oldest universities in Italy and one of the most accredited, offering a wide variety of courses in all fields of education. Among them, a master degree in Public, Digital and Business Communication .

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Universität Wien (University of Vienna)

The Media Governance and Industries Research Lab of the University of Vienna studies the processes of and challenges posed by governance of communication processes and the media in relation to Democracy, Citizenship and Human Rights. Its work is both theory and practice driven and it aims to bridge academic systematic enquiry and theory together with applicability and solution driven research.

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USC Lear Center - Media Impact Project

The Media Impact Project is a hub for collecting, developing and sharing approaches for measuring the impact of media. Based at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, it seeks to better understand the role that media plays in changing knowledge, attitudes and behavior among individuals and communities.

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VOX-Pol

VOX-Pol is an academic research network funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union and focused on the prevalence, contours, functions, and impacts of violent online political extremism and responses to it.

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Women in News (WIN)

Women in News (WIN) aims to increase women’s leadership and voices in the news. It does so by equipping women journalists and editors with the skills, strategies, and support networks to take on greater leadership positions within their media. In parallel, WIN partners with media organisations to identify industry-led solutions to close the gender gap in their newsrooms, boardrooms and in the content they produce.

WIN is currently working with more than 80 media from 12 countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East including: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe (WIN Africa) and Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (WIN MENA). WIN Southeast Asia launched in early 2018

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World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is the global organisation of the world’s press and oversees initiatives to ensure that the press’ essential role in society is understood and respected. The centre, other than being partner of newspapers worlwide, organizes conferences, trainings, seminars and research reports. The association's first objective is the defence and promotion of press freedom through promoting the economic independence of newspapers.

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