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Czech Republic: concern over independence of public service media

23/03/2021

The MFRR partners have sent a letter to the members of the Czech Parliament regarding the politicisation of the Council of the Czech TV (Česká Televize, CT)

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Solidarity with the Swedish media outlet Realtid ahead of the first hearing in their UK defamation case

23/03/2021

Twenty-four organisations express their solidarity with the Swedish business and finance publication, Realtid, its editor, and the two journalists being sued for defamation in London. Realtid are due before the High Court tomorrow for a two-day remote hearing that will decide whether England and Wales is the appropriate jurisdiction for the case to be heard

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Turkey: the murder of radio presenter Hazim Özsu

19/03/2021

The MFRR condemns the murder of radio presenter Hazim Özsu in Turkey and calls for a swift and thorough investigation and prosecution that leads to justice

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Online training to improve media reporting on Muslims and Islam

16/03/2021

The European Federation of Journalists is organising a series of online webinars aiming to improve media reporting on Muslims and Islam. Deadline 31st March

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Letter: Increasing Concerns for Media Freedom in Slovenia

16/03/2021

We co-signed a letter to the Commission and to the media working group of the European Parliament

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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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