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

Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom

The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) is a project co-financed by the European Union in the framework of the European Commission’s on-going effort to improve the protection of media pluralism and media freedom in Europe.

The Centre is headed by Professor Pier Luigi Parcu and its residential team is composed of experts in the following areas: legal studies, new media policies, media markets and economics, political science and political communications. It is also supported by a Group of Experts. The centre headquarters are in Fiesole (Florence).

The aim of the EUI Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom is to enhance the awareness of the importance of freedom and pluralism of the media, to contribute to its protection and promotion and to develop new ideas among academics, policy makers, regulators, market stakeholders, journalists, and all other directly involved professionals who take part in the public debate.

The Centre carries out four specific activities:

  • Research
  • Debate
  • Training
  • Dissemination of results and outcomes

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Centre for Media Transparency

The Centre for Media Transparency (CMT) was a think tank active in 2015-2017, based in London (GB). It was founded by a group of individuals concerned about hidden influence in the media. It operated by coordinating and commissioning the work of others around media ownership and practice, producing the report "Media ownership patterns in post-communist Romania – 5 profiles".

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CINS Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia

Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia – CINS (Centar za istraživačko novinarstvo Srbije – CINS) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to investigative journalism according to the internationally recognized standards, including the use of new tools and techniques.

The goal is to continuously offer important facts about Serbian society that were hidden or unknown. CINS hopes to help citizens reach informed decisions in this manner.

Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia was founded by the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia with the aim to show that independent journalism in line with the highest professional standards is possible in Serbia.

CINS is funded by donations in order to avoid the influence of funding sources originating from business and politics.

CINS supports the inclusion of vulnerable groups and the equality of all Serbian citizens, regardless of their gender, race, national, religious or political affiliation and other diversities. CINS also supports the right of citizens to transparency of the work of public bodies and the right to be informed about all the facts important for our society.

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Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties)

The Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties) is a watchdog that safeguards the human rights of everyone in the European Union.

The team is made up of experts in human rights and communications.

Liberties works closely with a network of members in Brussels and across 18 EU countries and is registered as a non-governmental organisation in Berlin with a presence in Brussels.

Here the description ot its methods:

First, we use advocacy. This means we use our expertise to explain to people working in the EU institutions and national governments why and how they should uphold human rights.

Second, we help our members litigate. That means we give our members expertise on EU law to use in court cases, and we help our members take cases simultaneously in different EU countries.

Third, we use public mobilisation. We talk directly to you, the public, about the problems we’re working on so you can spread the word and help us put pressure on the EU and national governments to solve them.

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Civil Rights Defenders

An Expert Organisation for Human Rights. CRD partners with and supports human rights defenders who work in some of the world’s most repressive regions on four continents.

Through advocacy, litigation, and public campaigns, CRD advances people’s rights globally. The organisation also acts as Sweden’s watchdog civil rights group.

Every year, CRD has The Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award, an award for outstanding work in defence of civil and political rights, to recognise a prominent human rights defender who, despite the risk to their own safety, continues the struggle for civil and political rights.
The award highlights the situation of human rights defenders at risk. It enhances their human rights work by providing international recognition and support to the organisation represented by the award recipient. The award recipient is a person who carries out their work without the use of violence and within an independent human rights organisation or network.

Among the support activities, there are security training, emergency support, expertise, organisational development, and long-term financial support.

CRD also brings together its partners so they can exchange experiences, as well as learn from and inspire each other.

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Clube de Jornalistas

The Clube de Jornalistas (Press Club) was founded in Portugal in 1983. It publishes the quarterly magazine Jornalismo e Jornalistas. Every year it awards the Prémios Gazeta (Gazeta Prizes), the most prestigious award in the journalistic field in Portugal. It has about 700 members.

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Coalition For Women In Journalism

The Coalition For Women In Journalism fosters and supports camaraderie between women journalists around the globe. We were the first to pioneer a worldwide support network for women journalists. Through our mentorship program and advocation for a safe and flourishing professional environment, we are creating spaces for women journalists where they can be nurtured, stay safe, and expand their skills. We work with no national or ethnic boundaries, and offer support to women from all backgrounds.

The Coalition launched in March 2017 as a pro-bono org.

From 2019 it operates as an NGO with the seed funding received from Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

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Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression Initiative

The Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression Initiative seeks to contribute to the development of an integrated and progressive jurisprudence and understanding on FoE and FoI around the world.

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression was established in 2014 by Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger , a noted First Amendment scholar, bringing together international experts and activists with the University’s faculty and students to survey, document, and strengthen free expression. Dr. Agnès Callamard, a distinguished human rights advocate and former director of the organization ARTICLE 19, is executive director.

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Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression

The Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression is an Armenian NGO monitoring freedom of speech in the country, violations of journalists’ rights, and the development of independent media. It publishes general annual reports as well as more frequent analyses and reports on specific cases and issues. The Committee also develops recommendations on media legislation, and it provides support to journalists and media in need. The Committee is member of the Partnership for Open Society Initiative.

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Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ ensures the free flow of news and commentary by taking action wherever journalists are attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, censored, or harassed.

CPJ’s work is based on its research, which provides a global snapshot of obstructions to a free press worldwide. CPJ’s research staff documents hundreds of attacks on the press each year. CPJ denounces press freedom violations, meets with heads of state and high-ranking officials, spearheads or advises on diplomatic efforts, and works with other organizations to ensure that justice prevails when journalists are imprisoned or killed. CPJ also provides practical support to journalists and media support staff working around the world through up-to-date safety and security information and rapid response assistance.

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