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The Platform for the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists of the Council of Europe published its 2019 Annual Report. The analysis uncovers the state of the art of the (un)safety of journalists across Europe.
Although journalists work in a relatively safe environment in Europe, they sometimes pay the highest price for doing their job
On the 25th of April, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published their World Press Freedom Index for 2018. The situation in Europe is alarmingly worsening, says the Paris-based NGO.
Reporters Without Borders’ 2019 Index shows that journalists’ working conditions in Europe are declining year after year, and that the death of four reporters in two and a half years should sound as a warning signal for those who care about democracy and freedom of the press.
At election time, Russian actors responsible for spreading misinformation seem to be tireless. But even if there is no election, they do not rest, EU Stratcom data suggests.
Data shows that in the recent election campaign political parties spent millions of euro on targeted advertising on Facebook. The platform has almost completely replaced meetings and personal contact between candidates and voters.
Polish candidates to the European Parliament spent hundreds of thousands of złoty on Facebook ads. The most money was spent on European Coalition’s pages. Confederation, on the other hand, has clearly invested in the nationalist leader Krzysztof Bosak.
J++ and other media have examined the election ads ahead of the EU elections, but the data is lacking on several accounts.
A study based on Twitter data highlights distinct levels of interaction between MEPs ahead of the European electoral campaign.
A research released at the end of October shows that young people are about twice as likely to get news online than from TV. They also tend to be more critical of the news media's performance and coverage of key issues.