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Women journalists and media workers: MFRR submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur - Article

Across Europe, online and offline verbal abuse, threats and harassment disproportionately affect women journalists and media workers. This submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression to inform her thematic report on gender justice considers barriers, challenges and threats that women journalists and media workers face in the exercise of their profession

Bulgaria: MFRR partners ask the interim government to examine the state of media freedom in the country - Article

Improvement of the situation in Bulgaria needs significant will, as well as a broader recognition of the fundamental role that independent journalism plays for the society. MFRR asks the interim government to prioritise the investigation of threats and attacks against journalists

Launch of the Report of the CoE's Safety of Journalists Platform - Article

Ahead of Press Freedom Day on 3 May, the 14 partner organisations to the Council of Europe’s Platform to Promote the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists will publish their annual report, where they examine the threats to media freedom in Europe. The event on 28 April is organized to launch the report

Greece: demanding swift investigations on the murder of a journalist - Article

Giorgos Karaivaz was murdered on Friday 9 April in front of his house. The MFRR demands a robust response

Turkey: a letter of concern ahead of the visit of EU leaders - Article

Ahead of their visit to Turkey, we joined several ngos and human rights groups in asking the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission to highlight the country's domestic human rights situation, in particular threats to journalists and media outlets

Serbia: Groups condemn deafening silence of government over KRIK smear campaign - Article

OBCT joins MFRR partners and other ngos in writing a letter to Serbian authorities

Montenegro: Vijesti Television journalist Sead Sadiković injured after group attack - Article

IPI calls for thorough investigation after assault

Interviewing journalism. Needs and gaps in support for European journalists - Article

A research by Maria Francesca Rita, Sofia Verza and Luisa Chiodi conducted by OBC Transeuropa - as member of the Media Freedom Rapid Response consortium - on the needs of European journalists and the gaps in support mechanisms

Country factsheet: Bulgaria - Article

Called "the black sheep of EU media freedom", Bulgaria faces a lot of issues related to freedom of expression and safety of journalists. Here a detailed overview made by OBCT journalist Francesco Martino, who lives in Sofia

MFRR Summit. Locked Down: Protecting Europe's Free Press - Article

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) announces the first MFRR Summit, taking place online between 17th and 20th March. Locked Down: Protecting Europe’s Free Press will feature keynote speeches by Irene Khan and Věra Jourová, and bring together 32 journalists and experts from 16 countries to explore the threats facing media freedom in Europe across eight panels and two workshops