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Police and protesters target journalists and media workers in Leipzig protest


The European Federation of Journalists and ECPMF condemn the abuses during a demonstration on 7 November in Leipzig, Germany

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Poland, violence escalates and journalists come under attack


IPI as part of the MFRR condemns recent aggression and violence against journalists covering ongoing protests in Poland

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New wave of SLAPPs hit Croatian media and journalists


The Croatian journalists’ trade union and professional associations (TUCJ and CJA) announced last week that a new wave of vexatious lawsuits (SLAPP) is threatening freedom of speech in Croatia

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Albania: an explosion in front of a journalist's home


In the middle of the night, on 30 October, explosives detonated at the entrance of Elidon Ndreka's home. International organisations call for quick investigations

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Impunity for crimes against journalists remains high, by IPI


The International Press Institute is celebrating the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes agaisnt Journalists: the analysis confirms that governments are failing to bring perpetrators to justice

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Northern Ireland: The police investigation into the threats against Patricia Devlin is inadequate


MFRR partners wrote to Police Scotland, Police Service of Northern Ireland and the relevant ministries in Northern Ireland and Scotland to express our concern about the adequacy of ongoing investigations by Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and Police Scotland into threats made against Patricia Devlin

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Time to take action against SLAPPs


Dunja Mijatović, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, signs a comment about strategic lawsuits against public participation, calling them "a significant and growing threat to the right to freedom of expression"

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PPF Group and media ownership: an exchange between MFRR and the company


The prompt answer of international investment group PPF to the letter of concern signed by international press freedom organizations is quite generic and leaves many issues open, but it is a first step forward

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Safety and Independence of Journalism: Media freedom webinar


A webinar by IPI to address physical and digital attacks on journalists and media professionals as well as the deteriorating environment for independent journalism

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Three years after her assassination, still no justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia


In Malta, the risk of impunity is high and a wide range of international human rights group show concerns and call for justice

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