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MFRR Report: State Capture and Media Freedom

This text is part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response’s (MFRR) third press freedom monitoring report, which was publihsed today. Click here to download the report in full.   One of the key factors in the continued decline in press and media freedom in several EU Member States and Candidate Countries within the last year […]

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MFRR Monitoring Report: Press Freedom Under Strain in EU

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) coalition launched its third press freedom monitoring report today, highlighting key threats to the exercise of journalism in Europe between November 2020 and the end of February 2021. The report was compiled by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) with the support of the International Press […]

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EU Rule of Law report: Little bark, no bite

On 20 July, the European Commission published the 2021 Rule of Law Report. The document, which is the outcome of months of painstaking work, can be a valuable tool that empowers civil society, the EU institutions and Member State governments who care about the rule of law in the Union. The Report, comprised of a […]

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Belarus seeks to shut down journalists’ association

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the efforts by the Belarusian government to close down the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ). The crackdown on journalists and independent media in Belarus escalated on July 21, when the justice ministry filed a lawsuit […]

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