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Checks and balances? Peter Omtzigt’s report on the situation in Malta

Checks and balances? Peter Omtzigt’s report on the situation in Malta

25.06.2019, LeipzigOctober 16, 2017: A car bomb explodes and kills Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. A report by PACE Special Rapporteur, Pieter Omtzigt, found that there are many inconsistencies regarding Malta’s system of checks and balances and an independent judiciary. more information

Albania: Preliminary findings of joint freedom of expression mission

Albania: Preliminary findings of joint freedom of expression mission

21.06.2019, TiranaThe delegation is concerned that Albania, a member State of the Council of Europe and candidate country for the European Union, is not living up to its obligations to guarantee and safeguard freedom of expression and press freedom.more information

Turkey‘s state-run media system – crumbling over the local elections?

Turkey‘s state-run media system – crumbling over the local elections?

20.06.2019, LeipzigAfter Turkey's Supreme Election Council (YSK) announced the re-run of the greater Istanbul municipal elections from 31 March 2019, a lot of voices proclaimed the end of Turkish democracy. However, this goes far beyond dishonoring the results at the ballots. more information

Appeal to EU leaders ahead of the 6th South EU Summit to be held in Malta

Appeal to EU leaders ahead of the 6th South EU Summit to be held in Malta

13.06.2019, LeipzigEU leaders from Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain are urged to address the ongoing impunity in the case of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galiziamore information

UK court: Boris Johnson has no case to answer over ‘Brexit fake news’

UK court: Boris Johnson has no case to answer over ‘Brexit fake news’

13.06.2019, LeipzigThe High Court in London has blocked a private prosecution against Boris Johnson, a candidate for Prime Minister on charges of misconduct in public office – namely telling lies during the Brexit referendum campaign.more information

Female sport reporters face floods of sexist insults over World Cup coverage

Female sport reporters face floods of sexist insults over World Cup coverage

12.06.2019, LeipzigFemale journalists, covering sport events and other topics, as public figures are still victims of massive online harassment – not only because of their work but also just because they are women. Therefore, they are facing a double burden. more information

Charging Assange under the Espionage Act is a threat to press freedom

Charging Assange under the Espionage Act is a threat to press freedom

24.05.2019, LeipzigThe American Justice Department has charged WikilLeaks founder Assange under the Espionage Act. This is alarming press freedom supporters around the globe.more information


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