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Captured News Media: The Case of Turkey - Reports

The research commissioned by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) is a case study of the media capture phenomenon in Turkey. It gives a historical overview of how the phenomenon has unfolded, which strategies political elites have employed to capture the media, and the overall results and effects on society

International assistance and media democratization in the Western Balkans: a cross-national comparison - Academic Sources

This report by Irion and Jusic, published by Analitika in 2013, compares the conditions and factors that influence the creation of sustainable and functional media institutions in the democratizing countries of the Western Balkans. It does so by taking into account the strong role played by international assistance programs and conditionality mechanisms.

Media freedom in Romania 2014-2015 - Reports

This report by Active Watch Romania, covers the events related to freedom of expression and media freedom that occurred in Romania between January and April 2015

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Freedom of Expression in Turkey Report (1995- 2015) - Books

The “Initiative for Freedom of Expression” collects a series of opinions and comments from Turkish defenders of the right to free expression

Media and Democracy in Central Eastern Europe (MDCEE) - Reports

A four year project investigated the relations between democracy and media in the countries that have joined the EU since 2004

Mapping Digital Media: the Czech Republic - Reports

A report by the Open Society Foundation that shows how digital changes affect the media system and democratic services in the Czech Republic

Mapping Digital Media: Slovakia - Reports

A report by the Open Society Foundation examines how digital changes affect the media system of Slovakia

The Media in Transitional Democracies - Books

Katrin Voltmer examines the role of the media in democratic transition in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia

A suitable case for transplant? The BBC and public service journalism in post-communist Romania - Academic Sources

Can the values of public service journalism be transplanted to a society emerging from dictatorship? This paper is the first detailed account of the BBC's engagement with journalism in Romania after the fall of communism, including a description and evaluation of the journalism training carried out by the BBC in the country in the 1990s

Media freedom and independence in 14 European countries: A comparative perspective - Reports

A comparative analysis across 14 countries and across different types of media services with a view to evaluating and analysing media policy patterns and their contribution to the promotion of media freedom and independence