Development of a network of legal experts, including a Directory of Legal Aid Resources for European Journalists, as a free, open-access database for journalists and other stakeholders seeking various forms of legal support.
- Creation of an online, interactive database of laws and case law across EU-member and candidate countries in the following areas: the status of European journalists; defamation (criminal and civil); freedom of information; protection of sources; whistleblower protection; and privacy laws.
Launch of an online discussion series of analyses and commentaries on policies and regulations that impact journalists’ newsgathering and reporting activities, addressing issues like: source protection; digital security; whistleblower protections; surveillance and privacy rights; access to information; national security and journalists; and freedom of expression and Charlie Hebdo.
Two live-streamed discussions: ‘Journalists and Whistleblowers in an Era of Mass Surveillance’ and ‘Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Journalism in the Digital Age.
Organisation of two international training workshops providing practical training for journalists, with a focus on digital reporting tools, data-driven journalism, issues of online reporting, and access to information.
In June 2014, CMPF brought together 25 journalists from across Europe for the Journalism Boot Camp: Tools for Better Reporting, which focused on: legal rights and responsibilities for journalists; access to information; digital journalism tools; and press freedom issues in Europe. (See detailed information).
In November 2014, CMDS hosted the second training event at CEU in Budapest. The event, Gaining a Digital Edge: Journalists, Watchdogs and Freedom of Expression 2.0, brought together more than 90 journalists, media lawyers, and watchdog NGOs from 14 countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe for trainings, workshops and discussions to challenges of new media environment. The event was organized in partnership with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media, the OSCE Mission to Serbia, and the SHARE Foundation in Belgrade.
- Creation of an e-Learning platform that offers practical modules that journalists can use in their day-to-day work in the following areas: investigative reporting; ethics and security for journalists; and defamation.
- Awards for best initiatives on online investigative journalism: The aim was to increase the visibility of freelance, young and female journalists, and to provide them with financial support.
Final Conference on Mapping Press Freedom in Europe: In January 2015, CMPF hosted a final conference that included three round tables where media experts, journalist associations, and representatives of the European Commission, OSCE and UNESCO discussed the status of journalists, challenges in their profession, and actions for their safety at European and international level.
More information on the project: Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) within the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute in Florence and the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS)
More information on the 2013 Call for Proposals.
More information on the Pilot Projects.