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17 Sep

Report It campaign to highlight threats against journalists and media workers and encourage everyone to speak up and speak out

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), which coordinates the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) has today launched the ‘Report It’ campaign amid increased threats to journalists and media workers across Europe. In addition to creating awareness about different threats to press and media freedom, the Report It campaign encourages everyone to speak up and speak out against violations that they witness or experience in this regard.

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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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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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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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21 Aug

Protection des lanceurs d’alerte: annulez le mandat d’arrêt de Jonathan Taylor!

Nous réitérons notre appel aux autorités de Monaco d’abandonner les poursuites à l’encontre de Jonathan Taylor, et de l’autoriser à rentrer chez lui sans délai

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20 Aug

Türkiye’de penguenleşme

CNNTurk, Gezi Parkı'nda inşaat için ağaçların kesilmesi üzerine protestoların görüntülerini göstermek yerine penguenler üzerine bir belgesel yayınladığından beri penguenler Türkiye'de medyaya müdahale sembolü haline geldi. Bu, sosyal medyanın Türk halkı için öneminin arttığına işaret etti.

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14 Aug

Runder Tisch in Prag: “Die Medien sollten die Politik kontrollieren und nicht umgekehrt”, sagt Senator Smoljak

Der Medienausschuss des tschechischen Senats ist besorgt über die Zukunft der öffentlichen-rechtlichen Medien, nachdem scharfe Kritiker des Systems in den Aufsichtsgremium gewählt wurden. ECPMF und IPI stellten mehrere ausgewiesene Experten für ein Fachgespräch am Runden Tisch.

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14 Aug

Kulatý stůl v Praze: Média mají kontrolovat politiky a nikoli naopak, říká senátor Smoljak

Stálá komise Senátu ČR pro sdělovací prostředky má obavy o budoucnost veřejnoprávních médií. ECPMF a IPI poskytly několik mediálních expertů do odborné diskuse u kulatého stolu.

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14 Aug

MFRR partners call on Monaco to withdraw arrest warrant on oil industry whistleblower Jonathan Taylor

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, media protection, human rights, transparency and whistleblowing support organisations, alongside international jurists call on Monaco to immediately withdraw the arrest warrant that led to SBM Offshore whistleblower Jonathan Taylor being arrested in Dubrovnik airport.

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