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What Can Be Done? Digital Media Policy Options for Strengthening European Democracy - Reports

This report identifies some policy options able to create an environment that is more conducive to independent professional journalism, demonstrating what democratic digital media policy could look like with freedom, funding, and a future

Data Voids. Where Missing Data Can Easily Be Exploited - Reports

The assumption that for any given query there is some relevant content is not true. When there is little content available, the most relevant content is low-quality or problematic, or both. The paper shows how manipulators expose users to problematic content by exploiting search engine results

Understanding Information Disorder - Manuals

An essential guide by Claire Draft, First Draft US director and co-founder

Fact-finding mission to Czech Republic, 7th-8th October 2019 - Reports

From the very difficult position of local media to the Prime Minister's links to the outlets he used to own, the Czech Republic's issues in the field of freedom of expression are very evident, and the delegation has clear recommendations to give

The Global Disinformation Order: 2019 Global Inventory of Organised Social Media Manipulation - Reports

The report highlights the findings from the three-year project on monitoring organised social media manipulation campaigns around the globe. One of the key discoveries is the increase by 150% in social media manipulation campaigns over the last two years

2019 World Press Freedom Index - Monitoring tool

Only 24% of the 180 countries and territories considered are classified as “good” (coloured white on the Press Freedom Map) or “fairly good” (yellow), as opposed to 26% last year. These are the main findings of this year’s Index by Reporters Without Borders

Newspapers that never arrive - Reports

Newspapers are made not only by journalists: starting from this statement, this pretty original report highlights the importance of printers, transporters, distributors, and retailers as “essential links in the long and complex press distribution chain”

Sexual harassment in the working environment of media outlets - Surveys

A survey among 1,132 women journalists about sexual harassment in the newsroom and outside confirms that the situation is really tense and women often feel uncomfortable at their own workplace

SOMA, Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis - Monitoring tool

A platform with infrastructure and connections to support experts in their activity against disinformation, with verification tools, algorithms, and processes

Last Despatches - Monitoring tool

BIRN’s Last Despatches series tells the stories of some of the reporters killed during and after the 1990s war in the Balkans, and highlights how attempts to secure justice for them have not yet succeeded