In the framework of the call on media freedom and pluralism, four projects have been selected. Their activities started in early 2014 for a duration of one year. A second call was launched at the end of 2014 and the evaluation is underway.
This project aims at enhancing practical support mechanisms for journalists in Europe with particular regard to situations in which reporters’ editorial freedoms are threatened or violated. In particular, the project will develop:
The CMPF published a map showing the differences in working conditions and status of journalists across EU Member States.
The project focuses specifically on providing legal, theoretical and practical support to journalists on criminal defamation, which is considered as a key challenge to freedom of expression. The project intends to contribute to the creation of a positive legal environment that respects the role of the media in society while making sure that the victims of false or misleading press coverage can adequately redress any damage done to their reputation.
IPI published three documents on Defamation law.
Index on Censorship (The Writers and Scholars Educational Trust)
The project will build real-time mapping of violations of media freedom and plurality in EU member states and candidate countries. Regional correspondents and other contributors will use digital tools to capture reports via web and mobile applications. The action will involve practical online workshops, training on the suite of digital tools and in-depth analysis of the data collected. The online workshops will be an opportunity for media professionals as well as citizen journalists across Europe to gather and discuss contemporary challenges and share good practices.
Index on Censorship and Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso are joining forces, using a crowd-sourcing approach to map the state of media freedom in Europe. Access the map and contribute.
Safety Net for European Journalists is devoted to media freedom in Italy, South East Europe and Turkey.
Thanks to multiple actions and a network of 10 media partners, the project intends to stimulate a transnational debate as well as an active role of the EU in support of media pluralism in 11 European countries.
OBC and its partners will:
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Contribute in the mapping of media freedom violations in Europe to help the Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso and Index on Censorship.