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Journalism, 'Fake News' and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training - Manuals

As a part of the “Global Initiative for Excellence in Journalism Education” UNESCO published an handbook on journalism and disinformation that can be used as a model curriculum.

The Oxygen of Amplification - Reports

The report, written by digital media scholar Whitney Phillips for Data&Society, shows how the far-right manipulated the media in 2016, discusses the relation between reporting and amplifying extremist ideology and suggests some tips to journalists on when and how to cover online harassment campaigns and manipulations

Free speech and EU Commission's communication on "Tackling Illegal Content Online" - Legal Resources

An anaysis by European Digital Rights (EDRi) following the EU Commission Communication "Tackling Illegal Content Online", addressing its potential risks for free speech

Protecting the right to freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human Rights - Manuals

A handbook to assist judges, prosecutors, lawyers and human rights’ defenders in ensuring that all cases involving freedom of expression (FoE) are handled in conformity with states’ obligations under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as developed by the Strasbourg Court

Russia’s Double Standard on Dealing with “Fake” News - Legal Resources

The supremacy of the state’s version of events is a vital national interest in Russia. The legislation targets not only those news deemed to be "false" or biased, but also historical narratives. 

No Hate Speech Movement - Campaigns

"No Hate Speech Movement" is a youth campaign of the Council of Europe aiming to reduce the levels of acceptance of hate speech

Analyzing accessibility of Wikipedia projects around the world - Reports

The study “Analyzing accessibility of Wikipedia projects around the world” provides a comprehensive picture of censorship on Wikipedia, shading light on where, how and why is Wikipedia blocked around the world

Pihl v. Sweden: Pushing Online Intermediaries Towards Private Censorship and Deanonymisation? - Legal Resources

The recent decision by the ECtHR in Pihl v. Sweden marks a new step in the definition of the emerging jurisprudence on liability of online intermediaries

ECtHR ruling in Delfi and MTE cases: More Questions Than Answers - Legal Resources

The role of online news portals as intermediaries and their liability for user-generated content has been at the centre of two recent ECtHR cases (DELFI and MTE). Divergent outcomes leave room for many questions

A comparative analysis of media freedom and pluralism in the EU Member States - Reports

Commissioned at request of the European Parliament LIBE Committee, this study examines existing distortions in media pluralism hampering the proper functioning of democracy and it proposes enforceable actions to correct the deficiencies found