Mapping Media Freedom

media freedom identifies threats, violations and limitations faced by members of the press throughout European Union member states, candidates for entry and neighbouring countries.

The Mapping Media Freedom platform provides a secure tool to submit and search reports of threats and violations to media freedom and pluralism.

It maps the state of media freedom by crowdsourcing reports from journalists, press freedom watchdogs and others committed to improve freedom of expression and information in the region.

A user can zero in on the map to track individual violations and threats or browse the news feed featuring information on violations and threats (which allows filtering by location, date range and type of infrigment of media freedom).

The website also publishes news, features and analysis on media freedom in the monitored countries.

Further publications, training opportunities, access to legal support and resources are available via the Resource Centre.

„Monitoring and mapping media freedom violations is the first step to fight impunity, analyse threats and challenges, and provide appropriate support to journalists at risk”, states the Mapping Media Freedom website.

This project — which is co-funded by the European Commission — is operated by Index on Censorship in partnership with the European Federation of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders. Mapping Media Freedom works together with the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF).

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* - References to Kosovo are without prejudice to positions on status. They are in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244/99 and the opinion by the International Court of Justice on the Kosovo declaration of independence.