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MFRR Monitoring Report: 272 alerts in six months

The fourth Media Freedom Rapid Response(MFRR) monitoring report documents attacks against press workers and media across EU Member States and Candidate Countries between January and June 2021 and is again shaped by the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of violations is alarming and has continued to rise: this is the highest figure of attacks ever recorded by […]

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Romania: Filmmakers badly beaten while shooting documentary on illegal logging

The undersigned partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today express serious concern over the brutal beating of two filmmakers who were shooting a documentary about illegal logging in Romania and call on the country’s prosecutor general and law enforcement authorities to ensure all those responsible are swiftly brought to justice. On 16 September […]

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Romanian journalist wins SLAPP case

A 500,000 euro lawsuit against Romanian journalist Ana Poenariu and the investigative news centre RISE Project shows the urgent need for improved legal protection for journalists, the International Press Institute (IPI) said. Investigative journalist Ana Poenariu and RISE Project were sued last November by a private company called BSG Business Select SRL and its owner, […]

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Press freedom groups write to Czech billionaire after purchase of CME media group

IPI and five other press freedom groups have today written to Czech billionaire Petr Kellner of the PPF Group to raise a number of issues regarding media ownership and editorial independence. In the open letter, the groups call on PPF and the new CEO of Central European Media Enterprises (CME) to commit publicly to uphold media freedom […]

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