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The impact of strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) on the news media sector - Reports

A collection of the findings of News Media Europe interviews with press publishers, in-house lawyers, journalists and editors-in-chief about the impact of such lawsuits on the news
media sector

Remembering Daphne - Article

International civil society coalition marks fourth anniversary of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia with renewed call for justice

Greece: Justice Ministry must withdraw proposed amendments on ‘false news’ - Article

MFRR partners understand the threat that misinformation poses, but the passing of heavy-handed legislation is not the correct response, as subjective interpretation of a vaguely worded law can open the door to censorship of legitimate reporting

Albania: MFRR urges government to scrap new Media and Information Agency - Article

MFRR partners express concern over a new Media and Information Agency that would centralise control over the government's public relations within a single entity. Until greater safeguards can be established to ensure the agency operates in a fair and transparent manner, we urge the government to cancel its establishment

Turkey: growing digital censorship compounds press freedom crisis - Article

We joined ten other organisations in a mission to Turkey led by IPI. While the government refused the invitation for a meeting, journalists, civil society representatives, MPs and other institutions denounced an ever-worsening environment for Turkey's remaining independent press

Fifteen organisations condemn the lawsuits brought by ENRC against the Financial Times, Harper Collins, and journalist Tom Burgis in London - Article

The undersigned organisations express their serious concern at the legal proceedings that have been filed in a UK court against journalist and author Tom Burgis, his publisher HarperCollins, and his employer the Financial Times (FT)

Journalists working from home? A labour right perspective for a hybrid future - Reports

A survey by the European Federation of Journalists aimed at mapping out the existing practices and gather information to develop better policy to ensure the fail and safe working conditions for journalists when telework/home office practices continue to exist after the pandemic

Europe heats up on risk map for press violations: The Eastern region a serious concern - Reports

Women journalists are increasingly attacked around Europe, and appear to be more vulnerable in the Eastern region, as documented by this report. For this reason, CFWIJ calls on European countries to take measures against those interfering with media freedom

British journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown may be arrested in Spain following threats by the Malaysian government - Article

We co-signed a letter calling on INTERPOL to clarify its involvement in the arrest warrant issued against British journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown amid fears she may be arrested in Spain following threats by the Malaysian government

MFRR partners join call for justice for Martin O’Hagan - Article

Twenty years ago today, Sunday World journalist Martin O’Hagan was shot dead in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. To this day, no one has been held to account for his brutal murder. The undersigned partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) stand in solidarity with O’Hagan’s family, colleagues and friends as we call for justice in his case