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Media4Europe Summit: towards a healthy European news media sector?

25/02/2021

Wednesday 3rd March, 9:30 – 13:30: the Media4Europe Summit is the launching event of the second edition of the Stars4Media exchange and training programme, co-funded by the EU

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EU Initiative: Include Hate Speech and Hate Crimes in the list of EU crimes

24/02/2021

The EU Commission is asking stakeholders to provide their feedbak on the scale, nature and impact of the types of hate speech and hate crime under consideration. Deadline 20 April

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Serbia: impunity for crimes against journalists

24/02/2021

A report analysing court cases for crimes against journalists , published on Tuesday by the Belgrade-based Slavko Curuvija Foundation and Centre for Judicial Research, says that on average, only one in ten criminal complaints about threats to or attacks on journalists results in a court verdict

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Media and artistic freedom under attack: Europe has to act

23/02/2021

The General Secretary of the European Federation of Journalists Ricardo Gutiérrez gave the keynote speech today at the Socialists & Democrats online event on media freedom and artistic freedom. He called on MEPs to push member state governments to adopt concrete measures to protect journalists

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EVENT – Call to action: Whistleblower protection across the EU

22/02/2021

In 2019 the European Union adopted a ground-breaking Directive to ensure comprehensive and coherent protection of whistleblowers across Europe. Join us to learn about why the transposition of this EU Directive matters to you!

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MFRR letter to Charles Michel: time for EU Member States to act to protect journalists

22/02/2021

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) sent a letter to the President of the European Council, Charles Michel in expressing serious concern about the sharp decline in freedom of the press in the European Union

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Stars4Media Second Edition

19/02/2021

Developed by the media and for the media, and co-funded by the EU, Stars4Media is supporting collaborative initiatives developed by at least two media organisations from two different EU countries. These initiatives should contribute to innovation in new editorial products and formats, emerging technologies or other innovations at the organisational level

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Whistleblower protections: a letter to Ukraine

18/02/2021

We co-signed the letter to President Zelensky to support the efforts of civil society in Ukraine to block the dangerous amendments to the whistleblower protections

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Slovenia: media freedom at risk

16/02/2021

Journalists say that personal attacks both from senior officials and the pro-government press have put a strain on their work. An analysis by Lili Bayer, published by Politico

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IPI Podcast: Anti-press sentiment in The Netherlands

15/02/2021

Second episode of ‘The Press Freedom Files’ looks into case of Dutch journalist Clarice Gagard and motives behind the growing attacks against the media

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