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Romania: filmmakers badly beaten while shooting documentary on illegal logging - Article

On 16 September, two filmmakers and an activist were attacked and badly beaten by a group of 20 armed people while documenting the issue of illegal logging. MFRR partners call on the Romanian authorities to ensure all those responsible are brought to justice

Romania: concern about abusive legal action by former bishop against journalists and outlets - Article

The undersigned civil society organisations are concerned about the legal action taken by a former bishop of the Romanian Orthodox Church against The Centre for Investigative Media (CIM), Dela0.ro and three journalists, in relation to their reporting on alleged sexual abuse. We consider the proceedings have many of the characteristics of a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) and hope the courts will deal with them swiftly with due respect for European human rights law and standards

Romania: Judicial Intimidation Targeting the Romanian Union of Journalists and Daily Newspaper "Libertatea" - Article

Romanian Union of Journalists and daily newspaper Libertatea have been targeted with SLAPP action by rival TV station

No lockdown for press freedom: misuse of Corona crisis to silence journalism in Europe - HTML5 video

A virtual talk that explores how the emergency measures for COVID-19 pandemic are affecting media freedom in Europe

Briefing: Media Freedom Violations in the EU under COVID-19 - Reports

An overview of media freedom violations registered in several EU Member States and Candidate Countries since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the continent in late February 2020

Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2019 - Reports

The report aims at understanding how news is being consumed across the world. This year’s focus is on people’s trust in media and their willingness to pay for news, private messaging applications and groups, misinformation, and habits of younger people

Need of anonymous FOI applications for investigative journalism - Legal Resources

FOIAs are an important instrument for investigative journalists, who are however endangered by the lack of anonymity of the process to access public documents and can be subject to intimidations submitting their phone number and postal and home address

Romania’s press freedom fall - Reports

This short report by Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) describes the current situation in Romanian media as press freedom has sharply declined in recent years. The country ranked 44th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index

Targeting the Messenger: Journalists on the Frontline of Protests - Reports

The latest report by Index on Censorship's Mapping Media Freedom (MMF) project provides an insight into the threats that European journalists face when covering demonstrations

The European media discourse on immigration and its effects: a literature review - Academic Sources

The authors of these paper, published on the Annals of the International Communication Association, conducted a literature review of the studies about media coverage of and media effects related to immigration in Europe