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Freedom on the net 2015 - Reports

Freedom on the Net – a comprehensive report on internet freedom produced annually by Freedom House - analyses the state censorship of on-line media in 65 countries around the world

Increasing pressure on press: Democracy in question in Turkey - BìA July-September 2015 media observation report - Reports

BIA July-August-September 2015 Media Monitoring Report indicates that criminalization towards journalists and media in Turkey have become more widespread after a peace process was "put into cold storage"

Criminal Defamation Laws in Europe - Reports

Germany revealed as leading user of criminal defamation laws among 18 countries surveyed by the International Press Institute

Assessment of media system in Macedonia - Reports

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) presents different causes of the drastic deterioration of press freedom in the country. Among the elements considered are the abuse of legal proceedings, the connection among media, public money and advertisement, as well as the need for amending the law on audiovisual media services and public broadcasting

Analysis of cases of defamation and insult in Macedonia - Reports

AJM followed 39 lawsuits of defamation and insult involving journalists in Macedonia in the period from October 2014 until June 2015. The report assesses the extent to which Macedonian courts apply the principles developed by the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

Promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression - Reports

The September 2015 report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and the protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye focuses on the protection of sources of information and whistle-blowers

Media reform stalled in the slow lane. Soft censorship in Serbia - Reports

The document released by WAN-IFRA in collaoration with BIRN as part of the project on soft censorship around the world, reports on Soft Censorship practices and its effects on media liberty in Serbia

The politics of media development - Reports

This paper outlines the key role of political support, the need for understanding of political context, and how implementers can engage drivers of change to build support and development for media

Balancing act: Press freedom at risk as EU struggles to match action with values - Reports

In this 2015 report, the Committee to Protect Journalists highlights challenges faced by the EU related to press freedom record. Member states adoption of repressive laws and regulations are as dangerous as the EU failure to act swiftly when countries renege on their commitments

Media Freedom is part of the solution to the Kurdish issue - Reports

The study examines the ties between the Kurdish question and the attacks against media freedom in Turkey