World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

Across the world, journalism is under fire. While more individuals have access to content than ever before, the combination of political polarization and technological change have facilitated the rapid spread of hate speech, misogyny and unverified 'fake news', often leading to disproportionate restrictions on freedom of expression. In an ever-growing number of countries, journalists face physical and verbal attacks that threaten their ability to report news and information to the public.

In the face of such challenges, this new volume in the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development series offers a critical analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists. With a special focus on gender equality in the media, the report provides a global perspective that serves as an essential resource for UNESCO Member States, international organizations, civil society groups, academia and individuals seeking to understand the changing global media landscape.

 

Full report

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Regional overviews

Regional Overview of Africa Regional Overview of Arab States
Regional Overview of Asia and the Pacific

 

Regional Overview of Central and Eastern Europe
Regional Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean

 

Regional Overview of Western Europe and North America

 

Executive summary

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Click below to discover the trends and download each chapter

 

This publication was supported by Sweden.