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The Vice-President of the EU Commission confirms the engagement against SLAPP - Article

In an aswer to a Parliamentary Question submitted by MEPs Viola Von Cramon-Taubadel, David Casa and Stelios Kouloglou, the Vice-President Vera Jourová confirms the Commission's commitment to tackle strategic lawsuits against public participation

IPI: Latest Media Freedom Violations in Europe, a summary for June - Article

As lockdowns lift and Covid-related violations drop, spike in arrests and physical attacks on journalists covering protests in European states. Within its activity in the Media Freedom Rapid Response, the International Press Institute is giving an overview of violations of freedom of expression and threats to media workers

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

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

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

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

Europe’s recovery after the pandemic and Civil Society - Article

More than 30 civil rights organisations are asking EU institutions to safeguard the civil society sector in view of the European Recovery Plan after the pandemic

A gathering storm: the laws being used to silence the media - Reports

A review by Index on Censorship of how laws are being used in Europe to bring actions against journalists

SLAPP in the EU context - Reports

A research requested by the EU Commission about SLAPP, strategic lawsuits against public participation

Joint Emergency Appeal for Journalism and Media Support - Article

To mark World Press Freedom Day 2020, we signed the appeal promoted by the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD )

Report on the Use of Targeted Sanctions to Protect Journalists - Reports

The report examines current challenges faced by journalists around the world and recommends the consistent use of targeted sanctions as a tool to enforce compliance with international human rights law, including the right to a free press

What Can Be Done? Digital Media Policy Options for Strengthening European Democracy - Reports

This report identifies some policy options able to create an environment that is more conducive to independent professional journalism, demonstrating what democratic digital media policy could look like with freedom, funding, and a future