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


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’


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


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


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


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


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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Montenegro: MFRR letter to authorities for threats to Olivera Lakić


The Media Freedom Rapid Responses calls for urgent police protection for Olivera Lakić following assassination threats made against her

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Extradition proceedings against Jonathan Taylor need to end!


A wide range of organisations calls on Croatia and Monaco to end extradition proceedings and asks the European Parliament to condemn the ongoing harassment of such an important whistleblower

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Slovak police urged to probe surveillance of Denník N journalist Monika Tódová


IPI notes dark history of journalist surveillance in Slovakia and calls for thorough investigation

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Portugal: four journalists under illegal police surveillance


The European Federation of Journalists denounces a clear violation of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources and demands urgent clarification from the General Prosecutor

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