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EP Resolution: Strengthening Media Freedom: the Protection of Journalists in Europe, Hate Speech, Disinformation and the Role of Platforms - Legal Resources

European Parliament resolution of 25 November 2020 on strengthening media freedom: the protection of journalists in Europe, hate speech, disinformation and the role of platforms (2020/2009(INI)). On 25 November 2020 the European Parliament adopted a very important resolution tackling many aspects of media freedom

A History Of Using SLAPP Suits To Silence Women - Article

Published more than 2 years ago, this overview of the case-law by Bhawana Bisht examines the abuse of the law as a tool to silence women

Freelance Journalism Assembly - Training

The Freelance Journalism Assembly is a programme designed to connect and empower freelance journalists in Europe. The Assembly will include online training sessions, one-on-one mentorship activities, networking opportunities and a major event to be held in 2021. At the Assembly, freelance journalists will acquire skills and build connections to help them face their professional and personal challenges

Country factsheet: Hungary - Article

In 2020, a number of threats to media pluralism and transparency have continued to further marginalise and threaten media freedom across Hungary. Due to the expansion of pro-Government outlets and the weaponisation of government advertising, most Hungarian citizens receive news only from pro-government outlets. With this kind of control, there is no need to directly attack critical journalists, as they are excluded from the media market. Moreover, the coronavirus crisis had arguably the biggest effect on media freedom

France tramples on press freedom - Article

MFRR partners join International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ), and their French affiliates, the SNJ, SNJ-CGT, CFDT-Journalists calling on the French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, to withdraw three articles from the “Global Security” law

Poland: Authorities must end police brutality and persecution of protesters and journalists - Article

Within the initiatives of the Media Freedom Rapid Response, Article 19 condemns the violence and brutality against protesters and journalists in Poland and calls for the immediate cessation of persecution

Charges against Polish photojournalist Agata Grzybowska must be dropped - Article

As part of the MFRR, IPI calls on authorities in Poland to immediately withdraw charges against award-winning photographer

Addressing the challenges posed by disinformation in the Western Balkans - Statement by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) - Article

Statement by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) on the topic of the issue of disinformation in the region, on the occasion of the online webinar „Addressing the challenges posed by disinformation in the Western Balkans“ held in Sarajevo on 11-12 November 2020

Italy: Nello Scavo and too many unanswered questions. An article for Mapping Media Freedom - Article

The platform Mapping Media Freedom hosts an article by the Italian journalist Nello Scavo, under police protection for threats received after the publication of his investigations about the traffic of human beings in Libya

Czech Republic: MFRR concerned over sidelining of critical media outlets during government press conferences - Article

MFRR partners sent a letter to the government of the Czech Republic expressing our disappointment over the lack of communication with the media and the repeated denial of access for certain outlets to COVID-19 press conferences