News

News related to press and media freedom

Turkey: International groups condemn attack against journalist Sinan Aygül

20/06/2023

OBCT joins international media freedom, freedom of expression, and human rights organizations in calling on authorities to take all measures to ensure safety of journalists and hold all responsible to account

read more

Kosovo: Media freedom groups raise alarm over Klan Kosova business certificate suspension

16/06/2023

OBCT joins international media freedom and journalist organisations in expressing alarm over the suspension of Klan Kosova's business certificate

read more

Italy: International Media freedom groups raise alarm about RAI's independence

15/06/2023

OBCT joins media freedom and journalist organisations in expressing their alarm over the recent politically-influenced internal management changes at the Italian public service broadcaster

Also available in ITA

read more

Politics and hate speech in the Turkish media

13/06/2023

During the elections that have just ended in Türkiye, the candidates used a discriminating and aggressive discourse. We talked about it with Yasemin Korkmaz, coordinator of the hate speech monitoring campaign in Türkiye at the Hrant Dink Foundation

By Francesco Brusa

Originally published by OBCT, also available in ITA

read more

Slovenia, the fight for RTV

12/06/2023

The struggle for control of information in Slovenia is a constant in the permanent "civil war" between the country's political forces. After long political clashes, the Board of Directors met for the first time last Monday

By Stefano Lusa

Originally published by OBCT, also available in ITA

read more

Poland: International support for TOK FM amidst regulatory pressure

12/06/2023

OBCT joins media freedom and journalist organisations in expressing concern over the licence renewal for Polish TOK FM

read more

Rossella Puccio: the truth is revolutionary

09/06/2023

Since the beginning of the year, the European consortium Media Freedom Rapid Response has recorded 34 cases of violation of press freedom in Italy, including assaults, verbal attacks, and strategic lawsuits. We talked about it with Rossella Puccio, an independent journalist who was the victim of attacks and intimidation

By Serena Epis

Originally published by OBCT, also available in ITA

read more

North Macedonia: International press freedom mission finds fragile progress in need of further support

08/06/2023

This week OBCT joined MFRR partners in a fact-finding mission to North Macedonia organised by the Association of Journalists of Macedonia. While the coalition recognises an improvement in media workers' working conditions, it also warns that the landscape of journalism in the country remains fragile

read more

Sara Manisera: the challenges of investigative journalism

05/06/2023

Investigative journalists, in addition to the risks of the trade, often incur libel lawsuits, SLAPPs, etc.. Especially if, like Sara Manisera, they deal with sensitive issues such as organised crime. We interviewed her

By Sielke Kelner

Originally published by OBCT, also available in ITA

read more

Slovenia: Media freedom groups welcome court ruling on RTV SLO reform

05/06/2023

OBCT together with MFRR partners welcomes the decision of the Slovenian Constitutional Court to approve the reform of Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO)

read more