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Bulgaria: death threats against journalist Nikolay Staykov require transparent investigation - Article

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office ordered police protection for the investigative journalist. However, at the same time it is questioning Staykov as part of a separate investigation into the allegations made in his documentary. IPI expresses concern about the independence of the Prosecutor's Office in properly investigating the case, asking for the assignment of a special prosecutor

Greece: a call for transparency and objectivity - Article

Several critical media outlets have been excluded from the governmental financial support provided through a €20 million public health advertising campaign during the COVID-19 crisis. The Media Freedom Rapid Response calls for transparency and objectivity in the distribution of public advertisement funds to media

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

Freedom in the World 2020 - A Leaderless Struggle for Democracy - Reports

2019 was the 14th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. Some highlights from Freedom House's annual report on political rights and civil liberties

The new EU Directive on whistleblower protection - Legal Resources

An analysis of EU Directive 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law

Report on the implementation of the Action Plan Against Disinformation - Reports

Stating that “the fight against disinformation must continue”, in this report the European Commission checks the progress achieved by the Action Plan against Disinformation, explaining how it helped deter attacks, expose fake news, and encourage journalists and national authorities before the European Election 2019

Bulgaria: media ownership in a “captured state” - Reports

A report on the fact-finding mission by ECPMF and OBCT on Bulgaria’s media ownership structures and their implications for media freedom

CPDP 2019: Democracy distrupted? - HTML5 video

In the election year for the European Parliament a debate is needed on the interplay between data protection, media and electoral rules, and on how regulators should act to ensure fair electoral processes in the digital age. A panel discussion held at the CPDP Data protection and Democracy 2019

Tom Law on Media Literacy for newsrooms - HTML5 video

Media literacy is crucial in order to spot misinformation and hate speech online. A short interview with Tom Law, Director of Campaigns and Communications at the Ethical Journalism Network

GLASNOST! Nine ways Facebook can make itself a better forum for free speech and democracy - Reports

The report analyses how Facebook has tackled specific issues concerning political information and political speech, and then suggests nine ways to make the platform a better forum for free speech and democracy