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MFRR: EU action needed to tackle spyware abuses after Pegasus revelations

As the European Parliament today debates the Pegasus spyware scandal, the undersigned partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) call for an immediate investigation into the alleged use of the spyware against journalists by Hungarian authorities and urge the strong implementation of new EU rules on the export of cyber-surveillance technology around the world. […]

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Disturbing pattern of violence and harassment at COVID-related protests across Europe

The partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) are highly concerned by a barrage of attacks and harassment of journalists by protesters at demonstrations across Europe in recent weeks against new government measures taken in light of the Coronavirus-pandemic. They fit a disturbing pattern observed throughout the region of increasing violence, harassment and intimidation of journalists […]

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IPI condemns Algeria’s decision to revoke France 24’s accreditation

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned Algeria’s decision to cancel the operating licence of France 24 and urged the government to immediately re-grant the license. IPI also denounced the recent arbitrary detention of independent Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni and Ihsane El-Kadi, […]

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France: Attacks on journalists reporting on agro-business in Brittany

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined its partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) in expressing concern about repeated attacks, threats and intimidation of journalists and media workers reporting on the agro-food industry in Brittany. These attacks, legal threats, harassment and intimidation must end and we call on all relevant public authorities to […]

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