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Montenegro: Jovo Martinovic sentenced by the High Court to one year in prison for drug trafficking - Article

MFRR partners and media freedom organisations condemn the verdict and the entire proceedings. Beyond the violation of Martinovic’s human rights, his prosecution and conviction contribute to a chilling effect on media freedom in Montenegro 

International coalition starts Turkey press freedom mission - Article

Representatives of 11 organisations, led by the International Press Institute, will meet key stakeholders in Istanbul and Ankara from 6 to 9 October

Does Montenegro choose the European Union or jailing a top journalist? - Article

On 8 October 2020, the verdict in the retrial of the Montenegrin journalist Jovo Martinović will be pronounced. Ahead of the decision, we, the undersigned organisations, call on the High Court of Montenegro to take full account of the overwhelming evidence of the reporter’s innocence and acquit him

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

North Macedonia: MFRR partners express concern over recent attacks on journalists and media workers - Article

Six alerts regarding North Macedonia have been registered through the Mapping Media Freedom project since the launch of the MFRR in March 2020. In a letter to Prime Minister Zaev, MFRR partners highlight that attacks on journalists and media workers remain an acute problem, undermining press freedom in the country

Bulgaria: police violence and public restrictions for journalists - Article

We co-signed a letter that the International Press Institute has sent to the Bulgarian authorities to express the concern of the consortium Media Freedom Rapid Response about restrictions and violations of media freedom

Report It: an invitation to report violations and attacks to journalists - Article

The monitoring activity of the partners of Media Freedom Rapid Response is open to the contribution of anyone who is aware of attacks and violations. Please, take part and ReportIt!

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

Invitation to participate in our online survey - Article

The safety of journalists is at risk in too many countries, and protection systems are facing new challenges. OBCT invites journalists, media outlets and stakeholders to answer to relevant questions in order to outline the problems and the possible solutions. If you have experienced threats and have asked for help, please, access our questionnaires

ECPMF calls on Turkey drop the charges against journalist Oktay Candemir - Article

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, as part of  Media Freedom Rapid Response calls on the Turkish authorities to immediately and unconditionally drop the charges against freelance journalist Oktay Candemir and to return his confiscated property in full and without delay