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A Grant: Modern Slavery Unveiled

11/02/2021

This grant programme offered by Journalismfund.eu aims to enable independent journalistic investigations into the exploitation of Asian victims of human trafficking and forced labour in Europe. Deadline 18 March

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Slovenia: Government Communication Office must stop controlling COVID-19 news coverage

10/02/2021

IPI calls on UKOM to ensure full media participation during press conferences

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MFRR calls for acquittal of Swedish documentary makers

08/02/2021

In view of the verdict in the trial of journalist Henrik Evertsson and camera operator Linus Andersson for their documentary about the sinking of the ‘MS Estonia’, the partners of Media Freedom Rapid Response stress the journalistic nature of the investigation carried out in the public interest and call for the acquittal of the two documentary makers. Here the statement:

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Report Launch: MFRR Press Freedom Mission to Poland (Feb. 11, 2021)

08/02/2021

IPI and Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) present findings of recent press freedom mission to Poland

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Hungary: MFRR condemns decision by Budapest court to reject temporary license extension to Klubrádió

05/02/2021

MFRR partners share their concerns over the 4th February decision by a court in Budapest to reject the temporary license extension to Klubrádió in Hungary, warning it will have far-reaching implications for what remains of media pluralism and independent journalism in the country

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Press freedom in Spain in 2020: Coronavirus and five years of the ‘gag laws’

05/02/2021

Watchdog PDLI (Plataforma en Defensa de la Libertad de Información) highlights key developments in press freedom last year

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UK: harassment directed at Nadine White by government members

03/02/2021

The Media Freedom Rapid Response condemns the harassment directed at NadineWhite and calls on MPs and Ministers to stop targeting journalists doing their job

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France: one defamation action dropped, but the threat remains

29/01/2021

The MFRR welcomes the dropping of the defamation action against Inès Léraud but vexatious legal threats continue to threaten media freedom across Europe

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Netherlands: Journalists’ safety increasingly under attack

28/01/2021

The European Federation of Journalists is concerned by the situation and calls on the authorities to do the utmost to protect journalists and investigate all attacks

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Serbia: the Coalition for Women Journalists interviews Gordana Bjeletić who received death threats

26/01/2021

Gordana Bjeletić and her colleagues were targeted with death threats, CFWIJ spoke to her after filing a complaint about the brutal attacks to the police

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