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Spain: Fine against photographer underscores urgent need for reform of Gag Law - Article

Media freedom organisations urge the Spanish government to undertake a reform of the controversial Ley Mordaza in line with international human rights standards

Council conclusions on the protection and safety of journalists and other media professionals - Legal Resources

At the General Affairs Council of 21 June 2022, the Council of the European Union approved conclusions on the protection and safety of journalists and media professionals

Temporary Relocations. A toolkit - Article

This summary of issues, open questions, recommendations, and suggestions on how to implement a residency programme for journalists under pressure is the result of OBCT research consulting existing literature and conducting several interviews with managers and beneficiaries. This 10-page document goes through the main aspects of the implementation of a journalists-in-residence programme, highlighting 19 issues that are considered to be the most problematic and interesting at the same time. The toolkit is also accessible as a pdf.

Curated by Paola Rosà, May 2022

Turkey: international groups call on parliament to reject the “disinformation” bill as a tool of digital censorship - Article

Law designed to expand censorship online and criminalize free flow of information

Third regional conference on countering disinformation in the Western Balkans - HTML5 video

Following the first and second Regional Disinformation Conference in 2020 and 2021, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) is organizing Third Regional Conference on countering disinformation in the Western Balkans on 1 June 2022 in Sarajevo in hybrid mode

PATFox: training for lawyers to identify SLAPPs - Article

Pioneering anti-SLAPP Training for Freedom of Expression seeks to train the lawyers defending journalists and media organisations, NGOs and activists against companies and governmental figures using lawfare to shut down legitimate criticism

Greece: media freedom is stifled also by criminalising "fake news" - Legal Resources

As evidenced by the latest report by Reporters Without Borders, press freedom in Greece today is in great pain. A situation that also has its roots in the unresolved regulatory framework.

By Mary Drosopoulos

Path to the digital decade programme - Legal Resources

A briefing highlighting the state of the art of EU Legislation concerning digital rights

Blocking, filtering and take down of online content - Legal Resources

This document presents a non-exhaustive selection of relevant provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights, related case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, and other relevant Council of Europe instruments

Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2022 - Reports

Based on a survey of over 93,000 online news consumers in six continents, the Digital News Report 2022 reveals new insights about digital news consumption