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Scholars at Risk: the first event - Article

On 15 October at 5 pm, a discussion about academics and freedom of expression with three women engaged in research and risking their life

Malta: Nello Scavo insulted after testifying in the case against Neville Gafà - Article

Upon leaving the hearing, Italian journalist Nello Scavo and Maltese blogger Manuel Delia were insulted by a crowd of people in support of Gafà. ECPMF condemns the insults, recalling that verbal threats from high-profile individuals can lead to acts of violence and send a message of impunity

Academic Freedom and Human Rights: a roundtable - Article

SAR-Italy (the network Scholars at Risk) is pround to launch its first speaker series in the Fall 2020 with the inaugural round table entitled: Debating Academic Freedom and Human Rights in Times of Crisis. Registration open for the online meeting taking place on 25 September 2020

Italian journalist beaten over reporting on alleged judicial corruption - Article

As part of the MFRR, IPI calls for thorough investigation into brazen daylight attack on Michele Santagata

MFRR calls for a robust and transparent investigation into threats made against Nello Scavo - Article

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners and freedom of expression organisations call on the Maltese and Italian governments to ensure a robust, thorough and transparent investigation into Neville Gafà for threats made against journalist, Nello Scavo

Threats against the president of the Union of Italian Journalists - Article

The European Federation of Journalists expresses its solidarity to Beppe Giulietti, victim of online harassment and threats since 18 August

SLAPP: an analysis by Flutura Kusari and Nik Williams - Article

An op-ed published by openDemocracy about strategic lawsuits that threaten freedom of expression. The two authors, working for ECPMF and for the Media Freedom Rapid Response, remind of the need of a strong action at European level

Safety of Journalists: Recommendations to the UK Government - Article

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) outlines examples of good practice from across EU Member States and Candidate caountries that can be incorporated into the approach of the UK National Committee and Action Paln for the Safety of Journalists. Here the full text

Carcere e giornalisti: la Corte Costituzionale fa fare un passo avanti all'Italia - Article

I partner del consorzio Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) accolgono con favore il passo avanti attuato dalla Corte Costituzionale Italiana nell’abolizione delle pene carcerarie nei casi di diffamazione

Defamation and prison: the decision of the Italian Constitutional Court is a first step forward - Article

The organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) welcome the decision by the Italian Constitutional Court to refer a decision on whether to abolish prison sentences for criminal defamation in relation to journalists and media workers to the Italian Parliament. Qui la versione italiana