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About

Freedom of the press and, more generally, freedom of information are fundamental values for guaranteeing freedom of expression. They are essential prerequisites for any democratic society and, as such, are enshrined in Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Although press freedom is an indispensible component of the democratic criteria on which EU membership is based, there continues to be a wide disparity in the conditions under which journalists perform their work across different EU Member States. Such variations and possible failures in implementing satisfactory basic working  conditions to ensure the effective functioning of the journalistic profession, may pose a threat to press freedom and, more generally, to media independence, pluralism and democracy in the EU.

The Map

map-journalistsIn this context, this map monitors, reports and compares the differences in working conditions and the status of journalists across EU Member States. In particular, this tool provides comparable figures on the Status of Journalists, highlighting the conditions in which editorial freedoms are performed, protected or even threatened, across EU Member States. The map offers a practical support tool for journalists by increasing awareness of their status from a comparative and transnational perspective, in order better to defend themselves in cases of legal challenge and to safeguard their right to freedom of expression, as well as in relation to their working conditions.

The information and data compiled in this map are based on reports provided by a network of journalists established by the CMPF, and refer to freely available data and information publicly available from national bureau data sources. (Credits)

 

Mapping Coordinator: Andrea Calderaro
Survey Coordinators: Elda Brogi, Alina Dobreva, Giovanni Gangemi
Web Design: Lorenzo Giuntini

Country Reports

Belgium
Peggy Valcke / Ellen Wauters
Bulgaria
Alina Dobreva
Croatia
Zdenko Duka
Cyprus
Antigoni Themistokleous
Denmark
Lena Odgaard Bjoernsen
Estonia
Helle Tiikmaa
Finland
Virpi Salojärvi
France
Lea Giret
Germany
Gulseren Ölcum
Greece
Evgenia Tsiropoulou
Hungary
István Hegedűs
Ireland
Eileen Dunne
Italy
Elda Brogi
Latvia
Edgars Skvariks
Lithuania
Ramute Remezaite
Luxembourg
Jenny Metzdorf
Netherlands
Koos van Houdt
Poland
Jedrzej Skrzypczak
Portugal
Carla Vicente
Romania
Ovidiu Mihaiuc
Slovenia
Barbara Hren
Spain
Jorge Mallén / Juan Luis Manfredi
Sweden
Caroline Hammargren
United Kingdom
Emma Goodman