Tag Statement
30 Oct

Albania: ECPMF condemns bomb attack and calls for effective investigation

MFRR condemns the bomb attack on the home of Albanian journalist Elidon Ndreka, earlier in the morning of 30 October. We call for a swift, thorough and effective investigation into the attack, which Ndreka believes may be linked to his work as a reporter, that ensures those behind it are brought to justice.

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26 Oct

Action required on threats against journalist Patricia Devlin and her family

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23 Oct

Belarus: Authorities designate Telegram channel NEXTA as “extremist” in further crackdown on independent media

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21 Oct

We welcome the decision of the Supreme Court of Croatia to revoke the decision to extradite whistleblower Jonathan Taylor to Monaco

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5 Oct

Does Montenegro choose the European Union or jailing a top journalist?

On 8 October 2020, the verdict in the retrial of the Montenegrin journalist Jovo Martinović will be pronounced. Ahead of the decision, we, the undersigned organisations, call on the High Court of Montenegro to take full account of the overwhelming evidence of the reporter’s innocence and acquit him.

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30 Sep

ECPMF calls on the UK to release Julian Assange and block his extradition

ECPMF calls on the UK to release Assange and block his extradition, as the hearings enter the final stretch. We are gravely concerned about the implications of the US government's indictment for investigative journalism.

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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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7 Sep

MFRR calls for thorough investigation into use of force against journalists during anti-government protests in Bulgaria

The MFRR calls for robust and transparent investigations into the excessive use of force against journalists during anti-government protests in Bulgaria

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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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