ECPMF, as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), is concerned about legal proceedings initiated by Belioza Çoku, the Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Defence, against journalist Juljana Ristani, who published a story on undue interference with lists of nominees for educational bursaries in the context of a public competition held by the Ministry of Defence.READ MORE
The continued use of legal threats in Albania against journalists and media workers further threatens media and press freedom and the ability to report on issues in the public interest.READ MORE
Jednog vrućeg proljetnog poslijepodneva na Malti, novinarka se dovezla do svoje kuće kako bi pronašla sudskog maršala kako objepljuje duck-tapeom stotine listova papira na njezina ulazna vrata. Iako ometan s dva obiteljska psa čuvara koji su nekontrolirano lajali i nasrtali prema maršalu kroz rešetke vrata, bio je odlučan. Sud je naredio da novinarki Daphne Caruana Galizia, mora biti dostavljeno 19 tužbi za klevetu, koje su sve odjednom protiv nje pokrenute od strane bogate i moćne poslovna figure. Nekoliko mjeseci kasnije bila je mrtva, ubijena daljinski aktiviranom automobilskom bombom.READ MORE
The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), alongside the undersigned press freedom organisations, are writing to raise our concern about legal action that is being taken against the independent news outlet, the Dublin Inquirer, its co-founder Sam Tranum, and its reporter Laoise Neylon.READ MORE
Our Media Freedom Rapid Response Project Coordinator Nik Williams travelled to Malta last week to observe the situation of press and media freedom on the ground in the country and to attend the criminal hearing and the public inquiry into the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana GaliziaREAD MORE
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.READ MORE
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