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Malta: Joint statement in support of The Shift News - Article

OBCT co-signed a statement in support of the independent media outlet The Shift News, as it faces a freedom of information battle with the government of Malta

Malta: Public Inquiry recommendations must be implemented - Article

A year on from the publication of the Public Inquiry report into the assassination of Malta’s leading investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, the undersigned organisations urge the Maltese authorities to comply with their international human rights obligations and implement the report’s recommendations without further delay to ensure effective protection of journalists going forward. We are concerned at the lack of implementation of the recommendations of this milestone Public Inquiry

Media Pluralism Monitor 2022 - Monitoring tool

The Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM) is a tool developed by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom to assess the risks for media pluralism in 32 European countries (27 EU Member States and 5 candidate countries). In its 2022 edition, it confirms the findings of the previous years

2022 Rule of Law Report - Reports

On 13 July 2022, the European Commission adopted the third Rule of Law Report, which includes 27 country chapters and new recommendations to each Member State

Who Killed Daphne? - Article

A podcast hosted by investigative reporter Stephen Grey on Daphne Caruana Galizia's case

A series of Thematic Directories. SLAPP - Article

A chronological overview of resources related to SLAPP, strategic lawsuit against public participation, to tell the story of the last 3 years of advocacy and engagement of a transnational community. Available also as a pdf

SLAPPs against journalists across Europe - Reports

ARTICLE 19’s latest report looks at how SLAPPs (strategic lawsuits against public participation) have begun spreading across 11 countries in Europe, and the urgent reforms that can fix this

Malta: Media battle for access to public information - Article

Press freedom groups raise concern over unprecedented FOI obstructions

Malta: need to amend a legal notice about privacy - Article

We co-signed a letter to Malta authorities concerning the possibility to erase personal data from court decisions: the principle of publicity of court proceedings, including the verdict, as protected under European human rights law and extensively developed in the European Court of Human Rights’ jurisprudence, is an essential means for realising the right to a fair trial and maintaining public confidence in the judiciary

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT On the firing of UN human rights whistleblower Emma Reilly - Article

Together with other 39 organizations, OBCT co-signed a statement in support of whistleblower Emma Reilly, a few days after she was fired by the UN