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UN grants for civil society organizations - Opportunities

Call for entries for UNDEF grants: media projects are particularly welcome

Freedom of the Net 2017: Manipulating Social Media to Undermine Democracy - Reports

A comprehensive study of internet freedom in 65 countries, covering 87 percent of the world’s internet users: Freedom of the Net warns that governments around the world have dramatically increased their efforts to manipulate information on social media over the past year

“Tackling Illegal Content Online”: A Step towards Full Legitimation of Private Censorship Online? - Legal Resources

On 28 September 2017, the European Commission published its Communication “Tackling Illegal Content Online”, raising concern about the risks for private censorship by online platforms and the modalities of its implementation

How the news media activate public expression and influence national agendas - Academic Sources

Media outlets exert a very significant influence on expressed public opinion, a large-scale experiment proves

Countering online hate speech against migrants and refugees - Reports

A report by the ‘Coalition of Positive Messengers’ examines what has been achieved and what should be done to effectively countering online hate speech in 7 European countries

Whistleblowers: looking for European protection - Article

The second of a series of three thematic itineraries to explore the Resource Centre on Media Freedom through a curated aggregation of contents.
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“News you don’t believe”: Audience perspectives on fake news - Reports

While a narrow definition of the term “fake news” deals with fabricated news reports, audiences use the same expression in a more broad meaning. RISJ’s Factsheet aims at contributing to the discussion on fake news from the point of view of “ordinary people”

21st Century Fox/Sky merger inquiry - Reports

The 21st Century Fox-Sky merger bid risks decreasing media pluralism in the UK on a number of different dimensions across all news platforms

Teaching the Media - Books

An evergreen handbook which shows the development of media education in schools from the 1960s to 1990s. According to the author, the fundamental principle is that media represent - rather than reflect - reality

Protection of journalistic sources is a basic condition for press freedom - Legal Resources

The new judgment Becker v. Norway by the European Court of Human Rights strengthens the protection of journalistic sources