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Focus on Rule of Law - Article

A collection of OBCT analysis focused on the Rule of Law Reports and their implementation

Focus on Surveillance - Article

Our research on surveillance and its impact on the work of journalists all over Europe 

Focus on SLAPP - Article

New forms of abusive lawsuits and the (lacking) response of States to anti-SLAPP measures 

Who Killed Daphne? - Article

A podcast hosted by investigative reporter Stephen Grey on Daphne Caruana Galizia's case

Synergies and training are needed against SLAPP, or gag complaints - Article

Media expert lawyer Andrea Di Pietro positively comments on the anti-SLAPP package of the European Commission and stresses the need for training initiatives aimed at legal practitioners, to recognise and combat the gag complaints that threaten freedom of expression and the right of citizens to participate in the public debate

by Paola Rosà

Albania: Letter to Prime Minister Edi Rama from international press freedom organisations - Article

OBCT signed a letter addressed to Albanian PM Edi Rama in protest against a decision to ban journalists from attending press conferences after they asked challenging questions. Such an arbitrary restriction seriously affects the ability of the press to carry out its watchdog role. Albanian translation is available below

Greece: MFRR partners welcome acquittal of journalists in Novartis criminal case - Article

Criminal case points to far deeper issues for press freedom in Greece

Netherlands: Press freedom organisations welcome policy debate on media freedom and journalists’ safety - Article

MFRR partners, Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists welcome a letter from the Dutch Government proposing a policy approach on the protection of journalists and media freedom

Maja Sever, the first woman to lead the EFJ - Article

Quickly resolving the economic issue relating to journalists, fighting harder against SLAPPs or gag complaints, using the rule of law to improve media conditions. These are the keywords of Maja Sever, the first woman to lead the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)

by Giovanni Vale

A joint statement on the European Media Freedom Act - Article

Along with 17 organisations, OBCT signs a joint statement to address issues around the forthcoming draft proposal for a European Media Freedom Act