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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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As pandemic grows, Slovak media struggle to fight the infodemic

Lesen Sie diesen Artikel auf Deutsch Slovak mainstream media have stood at the forefront of public education about the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic this year. With disinformation campaigns growing and pandemic getting worse, however, the media also face new challenges in their quest of protecting the truth. On September 27, a few weeks after the […]

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Covid-19 lays bare precarious working conditions of Croatian journalists

Deutsch In mid-March, when the number of coronavirus cases started rising across Europe, Croatia reacted swiftly by imposing restrictive measures: the national state of emergency was declared on March 13, and all non-essential businesses closed on March 19. Journalists were among the essential workers who continued going to work every day, exposing themselves and their […]

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Deutschland ist aufgefordert, die Pressefreiheit unter EU-Präsidentschaft auf internationaler Ebene zu verteidigen

Read this in English. Deutschland sollte seine gegenwärtige EU-Ratspräsidentschaft nutzen, um die Pressefreiheit innerhalb und außerhalb der EU-Grenzen zu verteidigen, sagte das International Press Institute (IPI) in einem Brief an Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel. „Wir sind überzeugt, dass Deutschland eine Führungsrolle spielen kann bei der Verteidigung der Rechte der Journalisten, damit sie ihre Arbeit ausführen können”, […]

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