Tag Statement
25 Jun

Stop use of SLAPPs: International organisations and journalist bodies express concern about legal threats against EUobserver

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, journalist bodies, free expression and journalist support organisations are concerned about the legal threats made against EUobserver in Luxembourg and Belgium and call to stop the use of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) actions across Europe. Left unreformed, such legal threats will be sufficient to silence media workers and outlets. We stand in solidarity with EUobserver and will continue to monitor developments around the case.

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11 Jun

Press Cartoonists in Europe must be protected

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners call for press cartoonists to be protected to ensure they can realise their right to free expression across Europe.

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10 Jun

MFRR partners welcome the step forward by Italian Constitutional Court to abolish prison sentences for criminal defamation

The organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) welcome the decision by the Italian Constitutional Court to refer a decision on whether to abolish prison sentences for criminal defamation in relation to journalists and media workers to the Italian Parliament.

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8 Jun

Ending Gag Lawsuits in Europe – Protecting Democracy and Fundamental Rights

The EU must end gag lawsuits used to silence individuals and organisations that hold those in positions of power to account.

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5 Jun

MFRR call on Italian Constitutional Court to abolish prison sentences for criminal defamation as part of wider legislative reform

On 9 June, the Constitutional Court will hold a public hearing into the legitimacy of laws that allow for jail sentences for journalists convicted of defamation. Ahead of the hearing, MediaFreedomRR partners urge for reform.

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20 May

Threats against journalists in Northern Ireland must stop

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, press freedom and freedom of expression organisations, journalists’ organisations, journalists and media workers condemn threats against journalists in Northern Ireland.

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11 May

Journalists and media workers need to be protected when covering demonstrations and protests!

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners are concerned about the increased violence against media professionals at protests and demonstrations across EU Member States and Candidate Countries in the last months and call for increased protection.

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4 May

ECPMF joins GFMD emergency appeal for support to journalism and media

To mark World Press Freedom Day 2020, ECPMF joined the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) and numerous civil society organisations to launch an emergency appeal for journalism and media support in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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6 Apr

Coalition to make whistleblowing safe during COVID-19

The ECPMF as well as other signatories of this letter call on all public authorities and institutions to protect those who report or expose the harms, abuses and serious wrongdoing that arise during this period of crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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30 Mar

Hak örgütleri Türkiye’yi COVID-19 riskiyle karşı karşıya olan mahpus gazeteciler, insan hakları savunucuları ve diğer kişileri bir an önce serbest bırakmaya çağırıyor

Aşağıda imzası bulunan kuruluşlar Türkiye yetkililerini, sadece haklarını kullandıkları için tutuklanan ya da hüküm giyen gazeteciler, insan hakları savunucuları ve diğer kişileri derhal ve koşulsuz olarak serbest bırakmaya çağırmaktadır.

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