Category Statement
19 Apr

Greece: MFRR to fund legal appeal for lawsuit against Alterthess

The MFRR consortium will provide funding to help cover legal fees to support Greek media outlet Alterthess in their ongoing appeal against a SLAPP.

13 Apr

Turkey: Broadcast regulator must stop punishing critical reporting ahead of elections

We call on Turkey's broadcast regulator (RTÜK) to immediately stop fining broadcasters for their critical reporting.

11 Apr

Press freedom groups visit Serbia to mark Slavko Ćuruvija murder anniversary

Press freedom organisations have gathered in Belgrade on the 24th anniversary of Slavko Ćuruvija's murder. The group aims to call for justice and raise awareness about the concerning safety conditions for journalists in the country.

9 Apr

Greece: Impunity continues two years after murder of journalist Giorgos Karaivaz

The Council of Europe's Platform partners paid tribute to Giorgos Karaivaz and urged the Greek authorities to take action to bring justice to the culprits and provide more information about the investigation into the Greek crime reporter's assassination in Athens two years ago.

6 Apr

Italy: Thorough investigation required after arson attack on car of journalist Rossella Puccio

ECPMF condemns the arson attack on the family car of Italian freelance journalist Rossella Puccio and expresses solidarity with the reporter as police work to identify the perpetrators and their motive.

5 Apr

Partner organisations of the Council of Europe’s Safety of Journalists Platform call on Russia to free Evan Gershkovich immediately

Partner organisations of the Council of Europe’s Safety of Journalists Platform, a Europe-wide system of public alerts to flag and remedy serious threats to media freedom, call on the Russian authorities to release journalist Evan Gershkovich immediately and to drop all charges against him.

30 Mar

Urgent action needed by the Netherlands to protect civic space against SLAPPs and other forms of legal intimidation

Legal intimidation and SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) are attempts to intimidate and silence public watchdogs through lengthy and expensive litigation proceedings by starting meritless lawsuits.

27 Mar

Albania: Press freedom organisations and journalist associations call for swift justice following deadly attack on Top Channel

The partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response and the Safe Journalists Network are deeply saddened to learn about the shocking attack on Top Channel Albania, in which a security guard was killed.

21 Mar

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Call on the National Assembly to reject defamation law amendments

The MFRR is concerned by recent developments in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the government has introduced amendments to the Criminal Code that would re-criminalise defamation.

16 Mar

Malta: Press freedom groups urge PM to deliver strong media law reforms

The undersigned international press freedom and journalists organisations urge the government of Malta to follow up on the recent public consultation into media law reforms by implementing changes which will significantly strengthen the draft legislation.