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Solidarity with Swedish media Realtid ahead of UK SLAPP lawsuit hearing

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined 23 organisations from across Europe in expressing solidarity with Swedish media Realtid ahead of a court hearing in London tomorrow which will rule on whether a civil defamation SLAPP lawsuit brought against it by a businessman can go ahead in the UK.   23 March 2021 Twenty-four organisations express their solidarity […]

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MFRR calls for acquittal of Swedish documentary makers

On Monday 8 February, a Gothenburg court will deliver its verdict in the trial of journalist Henrik Evertsson and camera operator Linus Andersson for their documentary about the sinking of the ‘MS Estonia’. Charged with violating the burial site of the wreck, they face up to two years in prison. The partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) […]

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Turkey not alone in shielding leaders from criticism

Last Sunday, Turkish voters narrowly approved constitutional changes that observers fear will lead to authoritarian rule under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. While international election observers have criticised technical aspects of the vote, Erdoğan’s crackdown on the press – including the jailing of at least 150 journalists – and nurturing of a state propaganda machine had […]

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Study: criminal defamation unduly limits media freedom

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today released a comparative study “Defamation and Insult Laws in the OSCE Region” finding that criminal law remains an instrument to excessively limit media freedom. Commissioned by the representative and conducted by International Press Institute (IPI) Director of Press […]

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