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Spain’s Transparency Lottery - Legal Resources

The difficulties for access to information and transparency in Spain. A first instance court ruled in favour of the human rights organization Access Info Europe, with regard to the disclosure of documents about Spain's progress on open government

Judicial practice on Media Freedom in Russia: the role of the Supreme Court - Reports

An overview of the way a Resolution by the Supreme Court has shaped Russian jurisprudence in the areas of media freedom, regulation of online media, rights of journalists, and access to information

Monitoring Media Pluralism in Europe: Application of the Media Pluralism Monitor 2016 in the European Union, Montenegro and Turkey - Monitoring tool

The 2016 report by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom raises significant concern for media pluralism in the 28 European Union member states under examination and in two candidate states, Montenegro and Turkey

Freedom House's Freedom of the Press Report 2017 - Reports

The latest report by Freedom House portrays a grim outlook for media freedom and media workers across continents and political systems, with the US leading by (negative) example and the EU failing to enforce democratic standards, including with prospective Member States

Freedom of expression: the crucial role of Strasbourg - Legal Resources

In Strasbourg on March 24th, judges, journalists, lawyers and activists discussed the challenges facing the protection of free expression in Europe

Protecting Whistleblowers in Southeast Europe: a review of policies, cases and initiatives - Reports

Despite ongoing progress in protecting whistleblowers in Southeast Europe, much remains to be done to ensure that citizens and employees who report misconduct do not suffer retaliation

True Freedom of Information Remains Elusive in Italy - Legal Resources

After finally adopting a proper freedom of information act, Italy improved its right to information rating - but only in theory, as in practice there is still much to be done to ensure freedom of information

Orloskaya iskra v. Russia: Reporting in media during election campaign must be free from content restrictions - Legal Resources

Is it legitimate to restrict freedom of expression in time of elections? Can political journalism be hindered by electoral laws? ECtHR examined the question in this case, concluding in favor of freedom of the media

Inquiry into Fake News - Reports

This report has been submitted to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee of the UK Parliament. It analyzes the “fake news” phenomenon by considering the role of the government and technology and the market in the solution of the problem

Freedom House – Poland Country Report 2017 - Reports

Freedom House's yearly report on press freedom in Poland provides an overview of media freedom in the country during 2016, highlighting main trends and developments