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Addressing the challenges posed by disinformation in the Western Balkans - Statement by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

25/11/2020

Statement by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) on the topic of the issue of disinformation in the region, on the occasion of the online webinar „Addressing the challenges posed by disinformation in the Western Balkans“ held in Sarajevo on 11-12 November 2020

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Charges against Polish photojournalist Agata Grzybowska must be dropped

25/11/2020

As part of the MFRR, IPI calls on authorities in Poland to immediately withdraw charges against award-winning photographer

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Italy: Nello Scavo and too many unanswered questions. An article for Mapping Media Freedom

24/11/2020

The platform Mapping Media Freedom hosts an article by the Italian journalist Nello Scavo, under police protection for threats received after the publication of his investigations about the traffic of human beings in Libya

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Czech Republic: MFRR concerned over sidelining of critical media outlets during government press conferences

18/11/2020

MFRR partners sent a letter to the government of the Czech Republic expressing our disappointment over the lack of communication with the media and the repeated denial of access for certain outlets to COVID-19 press conferences

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Poland: IPI condemns police violence against journalists amidst Warsaw clashes

18/11/2020

Just a few days after a similar call, the International Press Institute (IPI) strongly condems police violence against photojournalists reporting on clashes in the Polish capital Warsaw. The violence led to numerous injuries and the hospitalization of a 74-year-old photographer who was shot in the face with a rubber bullet

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Global Conference for Media Freedom 2020: CSOs call on States for concrete actions

17/11/2020

On November 16, the Advisory Network to the Media Freedom Coalition, a group of 17 national, regional and international organisations, delivered a statement at the ministerial meeting of the 2020 Global Conference for Media Freedom, asking for protection and support and respect for journalists and media workers

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A call on UK authorities to intervene on behalf of whistleblower Jonathan Taylor, stuck in Croatia

17/11/2020

This letter was sent electronically to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and First Secretary of State, Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP

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France: concerns about new draft law that would make it illegal to publish images of police and gendarmes at work

13/11/2020

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR ), with French unions SNJ, SNJ-CGT, CFDT-Journalistes, are concerned about a legislative proposal currently pending in the French parliament, which would make it illegal to disseminate images of law enforcement officers of the national police and gendarmerie. We call on the members of Parliament to delete the proposed text

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Greek police urged to explain detention of German documentary crew

13/11/2020

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) sent a letter to Greek authorities seeking an urgent explanation for the recent detention of a German documentary on the island of Samos

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Police and protesters target journalists and media workers in Leipzig protest

10/11/2020

The European Federation of Journalists and ECPMF condemn the abuses during a demonstration on 7 November in Leipzig, Germany

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