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30 Jun

ECPMF signs joint media freedom statement on the European Media Freedom Act

As the European Commission is finalising the draft proposal for a European Media Freedom Act, ECPMF has joined a coalition of media freedom groups to call for the EMFA to address issues around the European single market, media ownership and transparency of economic relations with the state, and how to support a vibrant, diverse and independent media sector.

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16 Jun

Vice President of the European Commission Věra Jourová visits ECPMF

On 01 June, Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission visited the ECPMF office as part of a visit to Leipzig to discuss media freedom, pluralism, and the safety of journalists; in particular in the context of Russia's war in Ukraine.

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24 May

Save the Date: European Anti-SLAPP Conference 2022

ECPMF and the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE) will organise the European Anti-SLAPP Conference under the patronage of the European Parliament on 20 October 2022.

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18 May

Launching Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) III

The consortium running the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) has been granted €1.95 million in funding from the European Commission to continue its work to defend and support press and media freedom throughout all EU member states, candidate countries, and Ukraine.

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9 May

Open Letter: Safeguarding peace and democracy in Europe through a strong European Media Freedom Act

To mark Europe Day 2022, ECPMF joined an open letter to European Commissioners Vera Jourová, Thierry Breton and Margrethe Vestager to call on the Commission to take an ambitious approach to the European Media Freedom Act.

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27 Apr

CASE welcomes the EC’s Anti-SLAPP Initiative as a landmark step in the right direction

The Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE) welcomes the European Commission’s anti-SLAPP initiative unveiled today which includes key remedies and safeguards needed in any effective anti-SLAPP legislation.

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20 Apr

CASE Press Briefing on EU Anti-SLAPP Proposals

Members of the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE) have announced that they will host a press briefing on 28 April at 11:00 CEST in response to the European Commission’s proposed measures to tackle SLAPPs in Europe. 

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23 Sep

Civil society recommendations: how the European Commission can improve the credibility, inclusiveness and impact of the Rule of Law Report

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28 Jul

EU Rule of Law report: Little bark, no bite

On 20 July, the European Commission published the 2021 Rule of Law Report. The document can be a valuable tool that empowers civil society, the EU institutions and Member State governments who care about the rule of law in the Union. However, for it to live up to the high expectations and truly become a critical tool that can contribute to the promotion and safeguarding of EU values, we believe several fundamental changes are needed in future iterations of the report.

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14 Jun

Biden urged to address media freedom in Hungary and Poland during Europe visit

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