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Fighting for recognition: Online abuse of women bloggers in Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States - Academic Sources

This study argues that democratic potential of social media in democracies remains haphazard because online abuse is not fully recognized as entangling online and offline communication, constituted and constructed through technological, legal, social, and cultural factors. It is based on interviews with 109 bloggers who write about feminisms, family, and/or maternity politics. According to the findings 73.4% had negative experiences due to blogging and/or social media use

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

Martin Hoffmann (ECPMF) at the Media and Culture Committee of the German Parliament - HTML5 video

ECPMF reporter Martin Hoffman has briefed Germany's MPs on the rising number of attacks against journalists, as Germany’s refugee crisis erupts in political violence

Freedom of Information Laws: evolution of the number of requests in 11 jurisdictions - Academic Sources

With freedom of information statutes in over 100 countries today, law has become a key tool for journalists from India to Mexico. But their success depends on how they are used and implemented

Making budgets attractive. Best practices from governments’ financial transparency portals - Reports

OpenBudgets.eu sheds light on the best practices and needs of governments providing open budget data, a crucial tool for financial transparency and journalistic investigation

Protect foreign journalists from German intelligence surveillance - Campaigns

Germany wants to pass a bill which allows intelligence to control foreign journalist

Freedom of Expression and Protection of Journalistic Sources - Reports

A new extensive report on the Protection of Journalistic Sources drafted by the International Legal Research Group and published by the Council of Europe and ELSA

Protection of business secrets does not rule out the right of the press to be informed by government - Legal Resources

On 25 March 2015 the Federal Administrative Court of Germany in Leipzig ruled that representatives of the press can demand information about facts that protect business secrets from government agencies, if their right to be informed outweighs the interest of business secret protection.