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Letter to the European Commission: legal abuse of lawsuits is a threat to journalists

20/05/2020

SLAPPs, strategic lawsuits against public participation, are a danger for media freedom and together with other media freedom and human rights ngos we signed a letter to the European Commission urging European institutions to find different solutions at different levels. Here the letter to Ms Pia Lindholm, Deputy Head of Unit for Civil Justice, Directorate-General Justice and Consumers of the European Commission

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Joint Emergency Appeal for Journalism and Media Support

15/05/2020

To mark World Press Freedom Day 2020, we signed the appeal promoted by the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD )

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Media workers to be protected when covering demonstrations and protests

11/05/2020

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners are concerned about the increased violence against media professionals at protests and demonstrations across EU Member States and Candidate Countries in the last months and call for increased protection

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Call for Europe’s leaders to protect free flow of information to tackle COVID-19

26/03/2020

ECPMF joins with press freedom partners in call to EU leaders

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Media freedom organisations and MEPs back new anti-SLAPP law

06/03/2018

Six members of the European Parliament have called on the European Commission (EC) to swiftly initiate legislation to protect investigative journalism in Europe

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Slovenia’s EU Presidency must not obstruct efforts to improve media freedom in Europe

Prime Minister Janez Janša and his government have repeatedly shown disregard for media freedom. Organisations defending press freedom and journalists call on the Slovenian government to commit to refraining from attempts to undermine initiatives aimed at improving the situation of press freedom in EU member and candidate countries during the EU Presidency. We ask the other EU member states to remain vigilant

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