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Time to take action against SLAPPs - Article

Dunja Mijatović, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, signs a comment about strategic lawsuits against public participation, calling them "a significant and growing threat to the right to freedom of expression"

Safety and Independence of Journalism: Media freedom webinar - HTML5 video

IPI: Addressing physical and digital attacks on journalists and media professionals as well as the deteriorating environment for independent journalism

Safety and Independence of Journalism: Media freedom webinar - Article

A webinar by IPI to address physical and digital attacks on journalists and media professionals as well as the deteriorating environment for independent journalism

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

EU Rule of Law Report: ECPMF urges action - Article

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response, welcomes the publication of the first EU Annual Rule of Law Report, appreciating that a number of the concerns raised in the preparatory phase have been taken into account

Slovenia: OBCT joins IPI's statement condemning brazen use of SLAPP - Article

We believe it is abundantly clear that the number and nature of the spurious defamation lawsuits against Necenzurirano are not aimed at achieving justice, but instead at silencing the outlet by forcing its journalists to fight time-consuming and costly legal battles, draining them financially and discouraging them from further reporting

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

Hungary: new attempts of the government to control journalists - Article

The International Press Institute (IPI) expressed serious concern over reports that the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested its embassies in EU countries to deliver information about the activities of Hungarian journalists abroad