By Jane Whyatt
New laws and decrees in the name of battling the COVID-19 pandemic or terrorism threaten press freedom in Europe. At the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) Summit online, Sarah Massoud of the French Magistrates’ Association discussed three new legal instruments: the national scheme for maintaining public order, the Global Security Law and the so-called law on separatism. She characterised them as “liberty killers”. Read more details here of the Global Security Law.