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


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


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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European Anti-SLAPP Conference 2022

Bringing together journalists, civil society, policymakers, academics and lawyers, the conference shed light on the impact of SLAPPs on journalism and civil society and discussed available financial and practical support. The conference consisted of five panels:

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