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Media, Freedom of Speech, and Democracy in the EU and Beyond - Books

This volume is a collection of contributions from several experts, offering up-to-date analysis and enhancing the ongoing debate on freedom of media and democracy in Europe

Media Capture in Europe - Reports

An accurate overview on the worrying media capture phenomenon that is occurring in Europe, and mostly in its Eastern part, with useful theoretical instruments to understand several dangerous forms of interference in the media sphere

Bulgaria: media ownership in a “captured state” - Reports

A report on the fact-finding mission by ECPMF and OBCT on Bulgaria’s media ownership structures and their implications for media freedom

Nations in Transit 2018 – Hungary Country report - Reports

The “Nations in Transit” report on Hungary by Freedom House (2018) provides an overview of the country’s democratic institutions, including a section devoted to independent media 

Macedonia: High Time to Protect Media Freedom - Reports

In a joint mission organized in April 2017 monitored the situation of press freedom and journalists' safety in Macedonia, against the background of a political crisis that worsened what could already be defined as a situation of media captured by political power

Control the money, control the media - Academic Sources

An account of the ways governments use funding to keep the media in line

Measuring media realities. Media Clientelism Index 2016 - Reports

Clientelism, politicization and corruption hold media captured and prevent them from carrying out their watchdog role. Media Clientelism Index assesses the situation in 6 countries of South East Europe

In the Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy - Books

This volume collects papers presented at a conference hosted by the Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and is “the first of its kind” to explore “how political figures and economic elites are colluding to undermine the independence of privately-owned news media”

Media Oligarchs go Shopping - Reports

RSF new report focuses on the impact of money’s "invisible prisons" on journalism, examining how oligarchs capture information across the world

Captured News Media: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro - Reports

An analysis of media capture by state-powers and its impact on media freedom in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia