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Bulgarian far-right party’s ‘foreign agent’ bill sparks media freedom concerns - Article

Press freedom groups raise alarm that law appears intended to target critical media

Against SLAPPs, the first European conference - Article

The first European conference for the fight against SLAPPs, also known as gag or reckless complaints, was held in Strasbourg on 20 October, organised by the European Center for Press and Media Freedom and the Coalition against SLAPP in Europe. The report of the event

by Sielke Kelner

Anti-SLAPP Declaration and Call to Action - Article

At the end of the Anti-SLAPP Conference, the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (Case) launched a declaration and call for action to protect journalists and public watchdogs from SLAPPs

Greece: Letter to Grigoris Dimitriadis, SLAPP Politician of the Year - Article

In this letter to the former general secretary of Greek Prime Minister's office, MFRR partners express concern about defamation claims filed against investigative journalists and media outlets

 

 

Why the "Greek Watergate" earthquake has only just begun - Article

A digital surveillance scandal targeting PASOK-KINAL leader Nikos Androulakis and investigative journalist Thanasis Koukakis, via Predator spyware. The so-called "Greek Watergate" is shaking the Mitsotakis government

by Alessio Giussani

2022 World Press Freedom Index - Monitoring tool

The 2022 edition of the World Press Freedom Index developed by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) assesses the state of journalism in 180 countries and territories

Media Pluralism Monitor final conference 2022 - Article

The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom presents the results of the 2022 Media Pluralism Monitor, the yearly study that assesses the health of media pluralism in the EU27, Albania, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey

Temporary Relocations. A toolkit - Article

This summary of issues, open questions, recommendations, and suggestions on how to implement a residency programme for journalists under pressure is the result of OBCT research consulting existing literature and conducting several interviews with managers and beneficiaries. This 10-page document goes through the main aspects of the implementation of a journalists-in-residence programme, highlighting 19 issues that are considered to be the most problematic and interesting at the same time. The toolkit is also accessible as a pdf.

Curated by Paola Rosà, May 2022

Whistleblowing 2021 - Reports

This report analyses the weaknesses in the protection of whistleblowers in Italy, where the transposition of the European Directive is still lacking and the issue is regulated by a law that grants a lower level of protection (Law 179/2017)

A series of Thematic Directories. WOMEN JOURNALISTS - Article

Another issue of our guides to the database of the Resource Centre, to help users navigate and understand what is available and where to find it. This directory is based on OBCT research about women journalists and their special needs for support, and gives an orientation among EU measures and support centres run by ngos. Also available as a pdf