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UK: too many violations and bans to media outlets

29/05/2020

The Media Freedom Rapid Response is calling the UK government to lift the bans against openDemocracy, the Sunday Times and any other outlet prevented from asking questions at the daily news briefings

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Threats against journalists in Northern Ireland must stop

21/05/2020

OBCT joins Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, press freedom and freedom of expression organisations, journalists’ organisations, journalists and media workers in condemning threats against journalists in Northern Ireland

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Letter to the European Commission: legal abuse of lawsuits is a threat to journalists

20/05/2020

SLAPPs, strategic lawsuits against public participation, are a danger for media freedom and together with other media freedom and human rights ngos we signed a letter to the European Commission urging European institutions to find different solutions at different levels. Here the letter to Ms Pia Lindholm, Deputy Head of Unit for Civil Justice, Directorate-General Justice and Consumers of the European Commission

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Joint Emergency Appeal for Journalism and Media Support

15/05/2020

To mark World Press Freedom Day 2020, we signed the appeal promoted by the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD )

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Media workers to be protected when covering demonstrations and protests

11/05/2020

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners are concerned about the increased violence against media professionals at protests and demonstrations across EU Member States and Candidate Countries in the last months and call for increased protection

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

26/03/2020

ECPMF joins with press freedom partners in call to EU leaders

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