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23 Aug

Civil society and media organisations call on the G7 to protect and evacuate journalists and media workers in Afghanistan

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20 Aug

MFRR urges swift police action over Molotov cocktail attack on home of Dutch journalist

The organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) express serious concern over the Molotov cocktail attack on the home of journalist Willem Groeneveld in Groningen.

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19 Aug

Amidst escalating crackdown, international community must stand with the people of Belarus

Joint statement firmly condemning the Belarusian government’s unprecedented, rapidly escalating crackdown on Belarusian civil society and its increasingly brazen abuses of the Belarusian people’s right to freedom of expression and information.

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10 Aug

Poland: open letter to the Sejm in ‘lex TVN’ matter

An open letter to the Sejm by the members of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR).

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5 Aug

Disturbing pattern of violence and harassment at COVID-related protests across Europe

The partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) are highly concerned by a barrage of attacks and harassment of journalists by protesters at demonstrations across Europe in recent weeks against new government measures taken in light of the Coronavirus-pandemic.

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5 Aug

Poland: Stronger U.S. and EU action required over ‘lex TVN’

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today calls for swift and robust action by the European Union and U.S. to defend media freedom in Poland and counter the serious attack on the independence of the country’s largest private television channel TVN by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party.

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3 Aug

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Landmark Public Inquiry recommendations must be implemented

On 29 July 2021, the landmark Public Inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia published its conclusions, finding that “the State has to shoulder responsibility for the assassination because it created an atmosphere of impunity, generated from the highest levels in the heart of the administration of the Office of the Prime Minister and like an octopus spread to other entities like regulatory institutions and the police, leading to the collapse of the rule of law.

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29 Jul

147 alerts in 4 months – third MFRR Monitoring Report reveals alarming media freedom trends

The end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 were not easy on press and media freedom, the third MFRR Monitoring Report shows.

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28 Jul

EU Rule of Law report: Little bark, no bite

On 20 July, the European Commission published the 2021 Rule of Law Report. The document can be a valuable tool that empowers civil society, the EU institutions and Member State governments who care about the rule of law in the Union. However, for it to live up to the high expectations and truly become a critical tool that can contribute to the promotion and safeguarding of EU values, we believe several fundamental changes are needed in future iterations of the report.

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28 Jul

ECPMF highly concerned about raid on home of The Insider editor-in-chief

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) is highly concerned about the raid this morning on the home of investigative journalist Roman Dobrokhotov. We call on the Russian authorities to immediately halt its intensifying crackdown on independent media in the run-up to the legislative elections in September.

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