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Greece: MFRR partners welcome acquittal of journalists in Novartis criminal case

01/07/2022

Criminal case points to far deeper issues for press freedom in Greece

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Netherlands: Press freedom organisations welcome policy debate on media freedom and journalists’ safety

01/07/2022

MFRR partners, Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists welcome a letter from the Dutch Government proposing a policy approach on the protection of journalists and media freedom

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A joint statement on the European Media Freedom Act

30/06/2022

Along with 17 organisations, OBCT signs a joint statement to address issues around the forthcoming draft proposal for a European Media Freedom Act

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A letter to the incoming Czech Presidency on the European Media Freedom Act

30/06/2022

Ahead of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union, we signed a letter to the Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala regarding the forthcoming European Media Freedom Act

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Romania: a joint letter on the case of Emilia Șercan

28/06/2022

OBCT joins a group of media freedom organisations in a letter to Romanian authorities concerning the case of Emilia Șercan. We express our concern about the delay in the investigations into the publication of her stolen photos and the alleged leak of key elements of the investigation into this offense. Romanian translation is available below

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Media Pluralism Monitor final conference 2022

28/06/2022

The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom presents the results of the 2022 Media Pluralism Monitor, the yearly study that assesses the health of media pluralism in the EU27, Albania, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey

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CASE: Expert Brief on the European Commission’s EU anti-SLAPP Proposals

27/06/2022

The Coalition against SLAPPs in Europe gives an overview of the recent EU anti-SLAPP package adding its own recommendations, suggestions, amendments

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Spain: Fine against photographer underscores urgent need for reform of Gag Law

21/06/2022

Media freedom organisations urge the Spanish government to undertake a reform of the controversial Ley Mordaza in line with international human rights standards

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Turkey: international groups call on parliament to reject the “disinformation” bill as a tool of digital censorship

08/06/2022

Law designed to expand censorship online and criminalize free flow of information

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PATFox: training for lawyers to identify SLAPPs

03/06/2022

Pioneering anti-SLAPP Training for Freedom of Expression seeks to train the lawyers defending journalists and media organisations, NGOs and activists against companies and governmental figures using lawfare to shut down legitimate criticism

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