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Disinformation and Social Bot Operations in the Run Up to the 2017 French Presidential Election - Academic Sources

In a paper published on First Monday, Emilio Ferrara studies the role of Twitter in the MacronLeaks disinformation campaign

Media coverage of elections: the legal framework in Europe - Reports

The European Audiovisual Observatory examines the regulation of broadcast, print and online media during elections in different Council of Europe member states

Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017 - Reports

The 2017 edition of the Digital News Report by the Reuters Institute, the most comprehensive ongoing comparative study of news consumption in the world, focuses on the issues of trust in the era of fake news, changing business models and the role of platforms

Far-Right Nationalism and Populism in Europe: Assaults on Press Freedom - Reports

The study by the Media Governance and Industries Research Lab (University of Vienna) examines how far-right and populist political parties affect independent journalism in democracies and the specific threats they pose to it in 12 European countries: Austria; Bosnia & Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; France; Germany; Hungary; Italy; Montenegro; Poland; Romania; and Serbia.

Freelancers: instruments and victims of deregulated working conditions - Reports

For a growing number of journalists in Europe, atypical is the new typical and precarious employment is becoming the norm

The Panama Papers and the importance of protecting whistleblowers - Reports

A study assessing the impact of the schemes revealed by the Panama Papers makes several recommendations, including for the EU to introduce measures for the protection of whistleblowers

Double standard of freedom of expression - HTML5 video

Tariq Ramadan, professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, discusses the impact of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris on the discourse about Islam

How does the media on both sides of the Mediterranean report on Migration? - Reports

Media coverage is vital to shaping people’s opinions on migration, but journalism struggles to resist oversimplification, emotional approach and political interference

Digital-Born News Media in Europe - Reports

Strategies, challenges and specificities of digital-born news media in Europe are in focus in this report by the Reuters Institute for Journalism

Paying for Online News. A comparative analysis of six countries - Academic Sources

What are the factors influencing the people's willingness to pay for online news content? Data indicate that other kinds of news consumption matter in this respect