Category General
16 Sep

MFRR partners welcome European Commission’s Recommendation on protection, safety and empowerment of journalists

The partner organisations in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) welcome the European Commission’s Recommendation on ensuring the protection, safety and empowerment of journalists and media professionals in the European Union, presented today.

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15 Sep

MFRR: EU action needed to tackle spyware abuses after Pegasus revelations

As the European Parliament today debates the Pegasus spyware scandal, the undersigned partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) call for an immediate investigation into the alleged use of the spyware against journalists by Hungarian authorities and urge the strong implementation of new EU rules on the export of cyber-surveillance technology around the world.

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8 Sep

Urgent solution needed as Slovenian Press Agency funding crisis passes 250 days

More than 250 days have now passed since the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) last received state funding for carrying out its public service mission from the government of Janez Janša, which currently presides over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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7 Sep

Slovenia: MFRR calls for firm response after storming of public broadcaster RTV

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and its partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today strongly condemn the attack on the Slovenian public broadcaster RTV Slovenija (RTVS) by Covid-19 deniers and anti-vaccination protesters last Friday.

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31 Aug

Malta: Concerns over campaign of disinformation and spoof websites targeting media

The partner organisations in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) are highly concerned about attempts to spread disinformation and discredit Maltese journalists and bloggers who write about the recently indicted murder suspect alleged to have orchestrated and funded the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017.

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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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