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Bulgaria: police violence and public restrictions for journalists

24/09/2020

We co-signed a letter that the International Press Institute has sent to the Bulgarian authorities to express the concern of the consortium Media Freedom Rapid Response about restrictions and violations of media freedom

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Hungary: new attempts of the government to control journalists

24/09/2020

The International Press Institute (IPI) expressed serious concern over reports that the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested its embassies in EU countries to deliver information about the activities of Hungarian journalists abroad

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MFRR condemns the escalating judicial harassment of Can Dündar by Turkey

22/09/2020

The journalist Can Dündar, who lives in exile in Germany, is the victim of a judicial harassment that has to be stopped. The latest threat concerns all his properties if he doesn't go back to Turkey

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Report It: an invitation to report violations and attacks to journalists

19/09/2020

The monitoring activity of the partners of Media Freedom Rapid Response is open to the contribution of anyone who is aware of attacks and violations. Please, take part and ReportIt!

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Academic Freedom and Human Rights: a roundtable

18/09/2020

SAR-Italy (the network Scholars at Risk) is pround to launch its first speaker series in the Fall 2020 with the inaugural round table entitled: Debating Academic Freedom and Human Rights in Times of Crisis. Registration open for the online meeting taking place on 25 September 2020

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Concerns about Hungary: the answer by the European Commission

18/09/2020

Vice President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová answers the letter that the Media Freedom Rapid Response partners had sent to European institutions at the end of July: to the concerns expressed after the resignation of 70 journalists and the dismissal of the editor-in-chief of an independent media outlet in Hungary, Věra Jourová confirms her engagement for the respect of the rule of law

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Greece: journalists are denied access to the Moria camp

17/09/2020

The Greek authorities are undermining press freedom and threatening the public’s right to know by restricting access for media workers to sites where refugees and asylum seekers are held following the fire that destroyed the Moria camp

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Albanian media law: a letter of concern

16/09/2020

The MFRR partners and SEEMO are alarmed by reports that the Parliament will approve the media law package without respecting international standards. Here the letter sent to Albanian authorities:

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Invitation to participate in our online survey

14/09/2020

The safety of journalists is at risk in too many countries, and protection systems are facing new challenges. OBCT invites journalists, media outlets and stakeholders to answer to relevant questions in order to outline the problems and the possible solutions. If you have experienced threats and have asked for help, please, access our questionnaires

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ECPMF calls on Turkey drop the charges against journalist Oktay Candemir

12/09/2020

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, as part of Media Freedom Rapid Response calls on the Turkish authorities to immediately and unconditionally drop the charges against freelance journalist Oktay Candemir and to return his confiscated property in full and without delay

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