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Launching Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) III

18/05/2022

The consortium running the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) – consisting of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), ARTICLE 19 Europe, European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Free Press Unlimited (FPU), International Press Institute (IPI), and Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa (OBC Transeuropa) – 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 for the next 18 months

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Stars4Media NEWS: call for projects

16/05/2022

The third edition of the Stars4Media programme will help media organisations to transform business and newsroom: submissions deadline 30 June for opportunities to exchange best practices with other media and top experts, to gain international experience and benefit from high impact transformation

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Hungary: Fidesz Media Council moves to silence independent station Tilos Rádió

12/05/2022

Steady erosion of media pluralism continues after Orbán re-election

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Journalists-in-Residence Milan: the new call

11/05/2022

As part of the new edition of the Media Freedom Rapid Response running from May 2022 till October 2023, the Journalists in Residence programme - Milan launches a new call for applications open to journalists and media professionals who are experiencing some risk/threat/intimidation to their person as a direct result of their journalistic work

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Czech Republic: Independence of public broadcasters must be insulated against future attacks

10/05/2022

Recent boost in press freedom should drive legislative reform for public service media

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Albania: Investigations needed over intimidation of journalists reporting on prosecutor’s vetting

09/05/2022

Together with other media freedom and journalists’ organisations, we sent a letter to the Albanian Commissioner for the Right to Access to Information and Personal Data Protection to express our serious concern over the recent private data breaches and intimidation of at least two journalists

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Open Letter to European Commissioners for a strong Media Freedom Act

09/05/2022

On the occasion of Europe Day 2022, OBCT joined 16 journalists, human rights and press freedom organisations in reiterating the vital role of a free, independent and pluralistic media in safeguarding Europe’s values

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Estonia: Criminal fines for journalists over public interest reporting send dangerous signal

06/05/2022

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners are concerned about the imposition of fines on two journalists and a news outlet in Estonia after they published information about pre-trial criminal proceedings without seeking permission or informing the prosecutor’s office

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Strengthening press freedom at home and abroad: 10 recommendations for the world’s democracies

02/05/2022

With authoritarianism and illiberalism on the rise, democratic governments must lead by example. Ten recommendations by the International Press Institute

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Perugia Declaration for Ukraine

28/04/2022

We co-signed the Perugia Declaration for Ukraine , coordinated by the Global Forum for Media Development. The International Journalism Festival and members and partners of the Global Forum for Media Development call for increased support of independent media and journalists in Ukraine

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