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4 Aug

Slovakia: MFRR renews call for justice in Kuciak murder ahead of verdict

MFRR has once again called for justice in the murder trial of journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfirend Martina Kušnírová in Slovakia

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31 Jul

Gazeta Wyborcza’s Piotr Stasiński: “They want to bury us under an avalanche of lawsuits”

The Polish government seeks to control the public discourse. Gazeta Wyborcza is a flagship for independent quality journalism – and because of that smeared as "anti-state" and "pro-European". ECPMF talked to former deputy editor-in-chief Piotr Stasiński about SLAPPS, physical threats, "re-polonisation" and what keeps him going.

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30 Jul

120 alerts in 4 months – first MFRR-report documents severe threats to media freedom across Europe

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28 Jul

MFRR Open Letter: Dismissal and resignations at Hungary’s largest news site after EU Summit create a moment of alarming symbolism

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners are profoundly concerned about the latest media freedom attacks in Hungary, which follow only days after the EU Summit, where Prime Minister Viktor Orbán praised the rule of law situation in his country.

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23 Jul

MPM2020: Media in Europe face multiple threats, new Media Pluralism Monitor shows

The 2020 Media Pluralism Monitor confirms mounting harassment against journalists, media outlets face increasing economic uncertainty, as online media sphere fails to reinforce pluralism.

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22 Jul

EU Summit compromise: economy first, rule of law second?

On 21 July 2020, the European Council adopted conclusions on the recovery plan and multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027. The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) asks for an efficient regime of conditionality for the allocation of EU funds to be introduced to establish an effective instrument against non-compliance with rule of law principles, including media freedom.

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21 Jul

ECPMF and partner organisations write letter to Serbian government urging them to defend press and media freedom following protests

ECPMF and partner organisations have written a letter to the Serbian government urging them to defend press and media freedom following following days of violent protests accross the country where many journalists were attacked

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15 Jul

Slovenia: proposed changes to public service media raise serious concern by MFRR partners

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) raises serious concerns about the proposed changes to the funding of public service media in Slovenia and the unacceptably short amount of time that was allocated for public debate and consultation on the matter, which in the meantime has been extended.

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15 Jul

MFRR partners raise concerns over proposed low funding for opposition media outlets in Greece

The undersigned partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), have expressed serious concerns over the recent exclusion and side-lining of critical media outlets during a recent government support package in Greece.

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12 Jul

Malta: five media outlets threatened by lawyers of British-Azeri business owner

Between 1 May and 26 June 2020, a US-based law firm, Lambert Worldwide and a UK-based law firm, Atkins Thomson sent legal letters to Times of Malta, MaltaToday, Malta Independent, Lovin Malta and The Shift News in relation to their reporting and journalistic enquiries.

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