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Serbia: MFRR condemns dangerous and baseless smear campaign aimed at KRIK

11/03/2021

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR ) condemns the smear campaign aimed at the Network for Investigation of Crime and Corruption (KRIK) by pro-government media outlets that propagated the baseless and dangerous claim that KRIK has a ‘secret deal’ with Veljko Belivuk, a recently arrested leader of an organised crime group

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New website of the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe

11/03/2021

CASE is a coalition of NGOs from across Europe representing a range of different public watchdogs united in recognition of the threat posed to their work by Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs), abusive lawsuits designed to silence critical speech. Join CASE for the launch of their new website on 26 March, 11:30am CET

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Media Freedom in Poland, Hungary and Slovenia

09/03/2021

Statement to Members of the European Parliament ahead of the March 10 debate: ‘Government's attempt to silence free media in Poland and in Hungary’. The partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response sent this letter:

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Erosion of media freedom in Poland and Hungary: a high-level panel

05/03/2021

On Tuesday 9 March from 2 to 3 pm, the International Press Institute (IPI) and ARTICLE 19 are hosting a high-level panel event to discuss the erosion of media freedom and pluralism in Poland and Hungary and its effect on democracy within the European Union

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Academic Autonomy and Freedom in Turkey: The Case of Boğaziçi University

03/03/2021

Academics for Peace NA cordially invites you to the webinar "Academic Autonomy and Freedom in Turkey: The Case of Boğaziçi University" on March 4 at 6 pm (CET) with a vibrant group of speakers, co-hosts and sponsors

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MFRR Summit. Locked Down: Protecting Europe's Free Press

01/03/2021

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) announces the first MFRR Summit, taking place online between 17th and 20th March. Locked Down: Protecting Europe’s Free Press will feature keynote speeches by Irene Khan and Věra Jourová, and bring together 32 journalists and experts from 16 countries to explore the threats facing media freedom in Europe across eight panels and two workshops

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UNESCO conference on safety of journalists

01/03/2021

The role of the judiciary and international cooperation to foster safety of journalists – What works? A conference streamed online on 1st March from 12pm to 4pm

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Hungary violated EU state aid rules: a letter to the Commission

26/02/2021

The MFRR partners sent a new complaint to the EU Commissioner for Competition, asking for action against the deteriorating environment for media freedom las other countries like Poland are following the path established by Hungary

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Austria: new threats to investigative journalism

26/02/2021

Controversial plans floated by the governing Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) that would impose tough criminal penalties on journalists for quoting from leaked documents should be scrapped immediately, the Vienna-based International Press institute (IPI) said today

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European Cross-border Grants

25/02/2021

Journalismfound.eu is launching the next grant: cross-border teams of professional journalists can apply for a grant to cover working time and/or expenses for their investigation

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