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Democracy at Risk: Threats and Attacks Against Media Freedom in Europe. Annual Report 2019 - Reports

This 2019 Annual Report by 12 Council of Europe partner organisations portrays the situation of the media environment in Europe, highlighting its most problematic aspects and their causes. It also provides an in-depth look into particular issues or countries and recommendations to ensure a better media environment

Romania’s press freedom fall - Reports

This short report by Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) describes the current situation in Romanian media as press freedom has sharply declined in recent years. The country ranked 44th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index

Romania - Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018 - Reports

The article aims to explore the changing environment around news in Romania, focusing mainly on television as the main source of information as well as on the increasingly-used mobile phone

2018 World Press Freedom Index - Monitoring tool

The 2018 World Press Freedom Index highlights that political leaders are openly encouraging hostility towards the media, not only in authoritarian countries

Challenges to Media Freedom: A view from Europe - Academic Sources

Drawing on the findings of two projects awarded by the European Commission, the paper examines the sources of the threats hindering media freedom in Europe

Rising To The Populist Challenge: A New Playbook For Human Rights Actors - Books

Following the rise of populist governments in recent years, an editorial group of scholars and lawyers gathered and analysed a repertoire of responses by human rights organisations to the crackdown against civil society in the populist context

Bulgaria 2017: State of Journalism and Freedom of Speech - Reports

The annual report by the Association of European Journalists highlights that the "culture of pressure" in Bulgarian media is on the rise

Köksal v. Turkey: Excessive Formalism or Strict Adherence to Admissibility Criteria? - Legal Resources

Recently the European Court of Human Rights declared thousands of cases from Turkey inadmissible for failure to exhaust newly-available domestic remedies. The authors look at the context and content of the inadmissibility decision

The big comeback of political pressure in Bulgaria - Surveys

Press freedom in Bulgaria: findings of the 2017 online survey released by the Association of European Journalists - Bulgaria

State Sponsored Trolling - Reports

The report published by the Institute for the Future explores how governments are deploying disinformation as part of broader digital harassment campaigns