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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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Right to information suffers further in Romania during pandemic

Zur deutschen Version In Romania, the right to access information is often an intricate affair for journalists and citizens alike. Testimonies written in the Bucharest and regional-based press depict arbitrary refusals from authorities to release the requested data, unjustified delays and convoluted bureaucratic procedures that often end up in court. The implications for fair and timely […]

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