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Bulgaria interim government must prioritise media freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined its partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) and other groups in writing to the interim government in Bulgarian urging them to prioritise the improvement of media freedoms and investigate serious threats and attacks on journalists. The organisations urge the caretaker administration to commission an immediate independent […]

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Serbia: Investigative outlet KRIK sued by state security agency director

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) is deeply concerned by the lawsuit targeted at a journalist and the editor-in-chief of the Network for Investigation of Crime and Corruption (KRIK) by the director of Serbia’s Security-Information Agency (BIA). The MFRR urges the BIA director Bratislav Gasic to immediately withdraw the civil lawsuit against KRIK and to […]

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Czech president’s office bars certain media outlets from receiving information

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, today joined its Czech National Committee in condemning the decision announced by the head of the Office of the President of the Czech Republic, Vratislav Mynář, not to provide information to several media outlets. Among those to be excluded from […]

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MFRR to hold press freedom mission to Slovenia

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) will hold an online mission to Slovenia at the end of May and beginning of June 2021 to assess growing concerns about the deteriorating climate for press and media freedom over the past year. The virtual fact-finding mission will be led jointly by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) […]

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