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Media freedom and pluralism. Media policy challenges in the Enlarged Europe - Books

Media freedom and pluralism by Beata Klimkiewicz provides a critical analysis of major issues and challenges for media policy in the European Union and Council of Europe member states, at times in which media environments and regulations are undergoing deep transformations

Informing communities. Sustaining democracy in the digital age - Reports

This report examines the information needs of the 21st century American citizen and proposes 15 public policy recommendations for sustaining democracy in the Digital Age

Independent Study on Indicators for Media Pluralism in the Member States – Towards a Risk-Based Approach - Reports

The study was implemented in 2009 with the objective to develop a monitoring tool for assessing risks for media pluralism in the EU Member States and identifying threats to such pluralism

European Charter on the Freedom of the Press - Legal Resources

The charter formulates principles for the freedom of the press from government interference - in particular for their right to safety from surveillance, electronic eavesdropping and searches of editorial departments and computers, and to unimpeded access for journalists and citizens to all domestic and foreign sources of information

Manual on Hate Speech - Manuals

A manual by the Council of Europe on the legal instruments, political initiatives, and case-law concerning hate speech in Europe during the last decades, with a special focus on the activity of the European Court of Human Rights

Speaking of terror. A survey of the effects of counter-terrorism legislation on freedom of the media in Europe - Reports

A survey of the effects of counter-terrorism legislation on freedom of the media in Europe, drafted by David Banisar for the Council of Europe

How Media and Politics Shape Each Other in the New Europe - Academic Sources

In this study, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi gives a fundamental contribution to the theorisation of the media capture phenomenon, exploring “the development of new strategies to control media contents and influence” in the aftermath of the 1989 revolutions

Media accountability systems - Reports

This booklet on media accountability systems is written by Professor Claude-Jean Bertrand of French Press Institute, University of Paris. It is a practical list of various tools for media professionals, their outlets and associations, in improving journalistic standards and regaining the trust of the public

Media ownership and its impact on media independence and pluralism - Books

Media ownership and its impact on media independence and pluralism is an online project now condensed into a digital book. Curated by the South East European Network for Professionalisation of the Media (SEENPM) and released by the Peace Institute - Ljubljana, the book maps ownership patterns and their effects on media pluralism and independence in the countries of South East Europe and EU member states from Central and Eastern Europe. 

Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics - Books

A book exploring the possibility to find stable relationships between political systems and communication systems as well as different professional models of journalism where these relationships count