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21 Sep

MFRR calls on Turkey to immediately stop the judicial harassment of Can Dündar and to drop all charges against him

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16 Sep

ECPMF and MFRR partners write letter to the Greek authorities voicing concern over restricted access for media workers to Moria refugee camp

The Greek authorities are undermining press freedom and threatening the public’s right to know by restricting access for media workers to sites where refugees and asylum seekers are held following the fire that destroyed the Moria camp

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16 Sep

MFRR partners write letter of concern to Albanian government regarding the plan to amend the country’s audio visual laws

We are writing to express our grave concern about the apparent plans of the Parliament of Albania to ignore the issues raised in Venice Commission Opinion No. 980/2020 of 19 June 2020, further threatening press freedom and the right to freedom of expression and to information in Albania.

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15 Sep

ECPMF sign joint statement issuing 5 demands for an ambitious European Democracy Action Plan

Democracies in Europe have been faced with numerous challenges over the past decade, including increasing political polarisation, closing democratic space, increased mass surveillance, popular disillusionment with representative politics and democratic institutions, and increasingly assertive authoritarian global players. There is widespread recognition of the fact that democracy is under pressure across the world.

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11 Sep

ECPMF calls on Turkey drop the charges against journalist Oktay Candemir and return his confiscated property

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, as part of  Media Freedom Rapid Response calls on the Turkish authorities to immediately and unconditionally drop the charges against freelance journalist Oktay Candemir and to return his confiscated property in full and without delay.

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8 Sep

ECPMF and fellow organisations write letter of concern over SLAPP case to the Irish government

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), alongside the undersigned press freedom organisations, are writing to raise our concern about legal action that is being taken against the independent news outlet, the Dublin Inquirer, its co-founder Sam Tranum, and its reporter Laoise Neylon.

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7 Sep

MFRR calls for thorough investigation into use of force against journalists during anti-government protests in Bulgaria

The MFRR calls for robust and transparent investigations into the excessive use of force against journalists during anti-government protests in Bulgaria

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3 Sep

Slovakia: A travesty of justice in the case of investigative journalist, Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová as alleged masterminds are acquitted

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners today call for the fight for justice for Slovak investigative journalist, Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová to continue, after the Specialized Criminal Court in Pezinok returned a not-guilty verdict for alleged mastermind of their murder, Marian Kočner.

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28 Aug

MFRR partners raise concerns about smear campaign directed at journalists in Montenegro

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners and press and media freedom organisations raise concerns about an online smear campaign directed at journalists in Montenegro

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27 Aug

I partner di MFRR richiedono ai governi maltese e italiano di indagare sulle minacce fatte ai giornalisti

Il 7 agosto l'ECPMF ha inviato una lettera privata alle autorità di Malta e in Italia, chiedendo un'indagine approfondita e trasparente sulle minacce fatte contro il giornalista Nello Scavo. Al momento non abbiamo ricevuto risposta dalle autorità. Pertanto rendiamo pubblica la lettera per dimostrare l'apparente rifiuto delle autorità maltesi di indagare sul caso.

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