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Open letter: the EU must not sit idly by while a Member State’s democracy is in jeopardy

OBCT joined other over 80 MEPs and civil society groups in signing a letter sent to the presidents of the European Commission and Council: we call on European institutions to condemn every measure abusing the emergency situation to dismantle democracy and silence civil society. Here the text of the letter

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Željko Bodrožić: the state of emergency smothers the Serbian media

According to Željko Bodrožić, president of the Association of Independent Journalists of Serbia (NUNS), the state of emergency has only worsened the situation of non-aligned media, often subject to the discredit of the media controlled by power

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Croatia, journalists beaten up on a Ustasha Easter

In Sirobuja, on the outskirts of Split, a clandestine mass was held on the day of Catholic Easter, in spite of all the prohibitions imposed by the coronavirus epidemic. The journalists documenting the fact were beaten up and verbally abused

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Turkey: Rights groups call for urgent release of imprisoned journalists, human rights defenders and others, now at risk of Covid-19

Together with other human rights groups and organizations, OBCT calls on the Turkish government to include journalists and human rights defenders in the release of thousands of prisoners from overcrowded prisons: the novelist Ahmet Altan and the businessman Osman Kavala are among those who would not be released as they are detained for terrorism related crimes

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Bulgaria, if coronavirus tests freedom of expression

Fines and prison for spreading "false news" about coronavirus, police access to sensitive phone and web traffic data: some norms of the COVID-19 "emergency package" by the Bulgarian government have stirred a debate on freedom and rights in the pandemic

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Media and COVID-19: the risk of restrictions on media freedom

The Council of Europe and media freedom international organisations call on European States to defend independent journalistic work and not to exploit the Coronavirus crisis to further limit free access to information

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Turkey, an international call to end advertising ban on Evrensel

Together with other 23 international media freedom organisations, OBCT calls on the General Director of BIK to swiftly lift the advertising ban currently imposed on Evrensel, an independent newspaper now risking an economic collapse. Here the text of the call

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Apply! International Youth Summer School in Reykjavik

Deadline: March 10   Youth Time International Movement is officially inviting journalists and young media enthusiasts to apply for the International Youth Summer School 2020, which will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland from the 25th to the 30th of June, 2020. The Summer School is organized in partnership with the University of Iceland and City […] The post Apply! International Youth Summer School in Reykjavik appeared first on European Youth Press.

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Apply! International Youth Summer School in Reykjavik

Deadline: March 10   Youth Time International Movement is officially inviting journalists and young media enthusiasts to apply for the International Youth Summer School 2020, which will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland from the 25th to the 30th of June, 2020. The Summer School is organized in partnership with the University of Iceland and City […] The post Apply! International Youth Summer School in Reykjavik appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

EU funds a Rapid Response Mechanism to defend media freedom

OBC Transeuropa, together with the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom and other partners, start Rapid Response Mechanism to support independent journalism. The project is co-funded by the European Commission

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News