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MFRR renews call for justice in Kuciak murder ahead of verdict

UPDATE: The verdict hearing scheduled for August 5 has been cancelled. The court has rescheduled it for 3 September. The MFRR will continue to follow the case. The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today renewed its call for justice for Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, as a court in Pezinok prepares […]

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IPI-Bericht: Indexvorstand tritt zurück: Ein weiterer Schlag für Ungarns Medien

Die Pressefreiheit in Ungarn steht erneut unter Beschuss. Der Chefredakteur von Index.hu, dem größten und einflussreichsten Medium der noch verbliebenen unabhängigen Nachrichtendienste des Landes, wurde Anfang dieser Woche entlassen, nur einen Monat nachdem das Nachrichtenportal erklärt hatte, dass seine Unabhängigkeit durch Druck von außen gefährdet sei. Heute traten die gesamte Redaktion und 70 weitere Journalisten […]

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Hong Kong press freedom enters threatening new era

One month after its enactment, China’s “national security” law (NSL) for Hong Kong continues to induce an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty. Passed unanimously by the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress on June 30, the new law’s amorphously defined criminal offenses quelled the protests and unrest that swept the financial capital over the […]

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MFRR report: Europe press freedom hit by Covid-19, attacks on journalists

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) coalition launched its first press freedom monitoring report today, highlighting key threats to the exercise of journalism in Europe between March and June 2020. The report was compiled by the International Press Institute (IPI) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), with support from the European Centre for Press […]

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