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Hungary’s two pandemics: COVID-19 and attacks on media freedom

A legal opinion commissioned by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) finds that the Hungarian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic fails to live up to domestic or European legal standards and entrenches the country’s attacks on independent media outlets, journalists and media workers

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SLAPP: positive steps announced by Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission

19/06/2020

In answering to a letter sent by several MEPs, the Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency stresses the importance of an EU action about strategic lawsuits against public participation and announces several initiatives and responses, included in the European Democracy Action Plan

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Open letter ahead of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union

18/06/2020

Several media freedom organisations urge German leaders to proactively lead the Member States in the Council towards effective solutions that will bring about real progress in the challenges faced by freedom of expression and journalism

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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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Defamation and prison: the decision of the Italian Constitutional Court is a first step forward

10/06/2020

The organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) welcome the decision by the Italian Constitutional Court to refer a decision on whether to abolish prison sentences for criminal defamation in relation to journalists and media workers to the Italian Parliament. Qui la versione italiana

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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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SLAPPs: Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation

19/12/2019

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The 9th of a series of thematic itineraries to explore the Resource Centre on Media Freedom through a curated aggregation of contents.

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Disinformation

10/01/2019

The sixth of a series of thematic itineraries to explore the Resource Centre on Media Freedom through a curated aggregation of contents.

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