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Cybersecurity for Democracy - Monitoring tool

Cybersecurity for Democracy is a research-based effort to expose online threats to our social fabric – and recommend how to counter them. They are part of the Center for Cybersecurity at NYU

A whistleblower at the United Nations: an open letter to protect her - Article

OBCT co-signed the letter by Transparency International Macedonia to United Nations Secretary-General Guterres: we demand protection for the whistleblower Emma Reilly who received the communication that her protected whistleblower status had been removed

Poland: open letter to Members of Parliament in defence of media freedom - Article

OBCT joined a coalition of press freedom and journalism organizations in urgently calling on members of the Sejm, the lower house of Poland’s legislature, to oppose a draft bill that would dramatically accelerate media capture in Poland. Here the text of the letter:

Poland: MFRR partners call for stronger EU and U.S. action over 'lex TVN' - Article

The passing of the so-called 'lex TVN' would clearly undermine the ownership structure of U.S.-owned TVN and TVN24, with implications for the government's control over the country's most influential critical broadcaster

Disturbing pattern of violence and harassment at COVID-related protests across Europe - Article

Attacks of journalists by protesters at demonstrations are increasing across Europe, and the MFRR highlights both single cases and the common pattern behind them

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Landmark Public Inquiry recommendations must be implemented - Article

We the undersigned organisations welcome the conclusions and recommendations of the milestone Public Inquiry into the assassination of Malta’s leading investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia. Now is the moment for the Maltese authorities to consider and accept the Board’s detailed recommendations and to publish a plan of action on how they will be implemented in a non-partisan manner without delay and ensure better protection of journalists going forward

EU Rule of Law report: Little bark, no bite - Article

The Rule of Law Report can be a valuable tool that empowers civil society. However, for it to become a critical tool that can contribute to the promotion and safeguarding of EU values, MFRR partners believe several fundamental changes are needed

Freelance Journalism Assembly - Stakeholders

Freelance journalists from all across the world came together for the Freelance journalism empowerment conference 2021 to gain new skills, create meaningful connections and celebrate the power of the community to make a difference.

The Assembly is a free programme offering online events, pitching and safety sessions, pitching rounds, resources and a community matchmaker.

It is a project by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The website offers access to several resources, such as online training sessions designed to build skills and provide the members of the Assembly with practical tools, one-on-one mentorship activities and online unconferences, i.e. participant-driven meetings where freelancers can connect and exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas.

MFRR Monitoring Report III - Reports

A 4-month-snapshot produced by the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), covering the reporting period between November 2020 and February 2021 representing the final four month period of the first 12 months of the MFRR

European Commission Recommendations on the Safety of Journalists: MFRR submission - Article

Following the European News Media Forum, the MFRR drafted a submission to the European Commission as part of their proposed Recommendations on the Safety of Journalists