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Serbia: Court of Appeals acquits suspects of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija’s murder

07/02/2024

OBCT and MFRR and SJN partners strongly denounce the decision of the Belgrade Court of Appeals to acquit the four suspects for the murder of Serbian journalist Slavko Ćuruvija

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Serbia, no justice for the Ćuruvija murder

07/02/2024

Twenty-five years after the murder of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija and nine after the start of the trial against the four accused of the murder, after a first conviction in 2019 and the repetition of the trial, on Monday 5 February the Court of Appeal of Belgrade acquitted the defendants

By Massimo Moratti

Originally published by OBCT . Also available in ITA

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Serbia: media pillory for independent journalists

31/01/2024

Verbal attacks and serious threats against two journalists from independent broadcasters, the Cenzolovka portal and even an NGO and a Belgrade court judge raise concerns about the climate of increasingly heavy repression in Serbia

By Massimo Moratti

Originally published by OBCT . Also available in ITA

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Report launch: Bosnia and Herzegovina, media freedom in survival mode

25/01/2024

OBCT and MFRR partner organizations published the full report from their international press freedom fact-finding mission that took place last October in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Romania: MFRR to conduct media freedom mission ahead of super electoral year

22/01/2024

On 22-25 January, OBCT and IPI - as part of MFRR - will conduct an on-line fact-finding mission to assess the current state of media freedom in the country

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Silencing Voices in Italy: The Erosion of Media Freedom

19/01/2024

Italy's media is in crisis, battling legal onslaughts and facing a surge of censorship one year after the establishment of the far-right government led by Giorgia Meloni

By Sielke Kelner

(Originally published by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung , 16.01.2024)

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MFRR highlights threats to media freedom in EU Commission’s Rule of Law report

19/01/2024

OBCT and MFRR partners participated in the European Commission's public consultations on the rule of law providing updates on media freedom in EU countries

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Voices Awards for Journalism: Call for entries

19/01/2024

A journalistic contest within the brand new festival on journalism and media literacy in Europe

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Greece: Ahead of court hearing, SLAPP lawsuit against media and journalists must be dropped

18/01/2024

OBCT joins international freedom of expression and media freedom organisations in condemning a vexatious lawsuit filed against Greek journalists and media by the nephew of the Prime Minister

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Poland: Recommendations for democratic reform for press freedom and public media

16/01/2024

OBCT joins MFRR partners in renewing their recommendations to the new Polish government to improve the media freedom situation in the country in line with democratic values and the rule of law

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