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Journalists detained, tear gassed covering protests in Bulgaria


MFRR partner, IPI condemn the violence against journalists and media workers covering anti-government protests by police officers

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Slovakia: a sad day for media freedom


For justice to be done, all those who played a role in the murder of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová must be held to account. MFRR partners call for the fight for justice to continue, as alleged masterminds are acquitted

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Suspected mastermind in the murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak acquitted


IPI has monitored the trial. Verdict a major setback for justice and fight against impunity

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EU must act on Hungary media market distortion


A coalition of 16 press freedom, freedom of expression and journalists‘ organisations have urged EU Competition Commissioner Margarethe Vestager to act on complaints that the Hungarian government has violated EU state aid rules to undermine media pluralism

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Montenegro: three journalists accused of spying for Serbia


Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners and press and media freedom organisations raise concerns about three journalists who are accused of spying in Montenegro

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MFRR calls for a robust and transparent investigation into threats made against Nello Scavo


Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners and freedom of expression organisations call on the Maltese and Italian governments to ensure a robust, thorough and transparent investigation into Neville Gafà for threats made against journalist, Nello Scavo

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Threats against the president of the Union of Italian Journalists


The European Federation of Journalists expresses its solidarity to Beppe Giulietti, victim of online harassment and threats since 18 August

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Call for whistleblower Jonathan Taylor to be protected


Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, media protection, human rights, transparency and whistleblowing support organisations, alongside international jurists call on Monaco to immediately withdraw the arrest warrant that led to SBM Offshore whistleblower Jonathan Taylor being arrested in Dubrovnik airport

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OBCT and other international organisations call on Belarusian authorities to stop their oppression of journalists and media freedom


We call on Belarusian authorities to stop attacking, detaining and demonising journalists and media workers and work towards meaningful protections for media freedom

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Romania: Judicial Intimidation Targeting the Romanian Union of Journalists and Daily Newspaper "Libertatea"


Romanian Union of Journalists and daily newspaper Libertatea have been targeted with SLAPP action by rival TV station

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