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European Media Freedom Act breaks significant new ground

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins the undersigned journalists’, media freedom, and human rights organisations in welcoming the European Commission’s initiative to strengthen the free and pluralistic media system and the commitment to protect journalists and editorial independence within the European Union. These values directly link to fundamental rights, such as freedom of expression, […]

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Spyware and the surveillance of journalists in the European Union

This text is originally published in a monitoring report by the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) on 16 September and can be downloaded in full here.   Threats posed to journalists by spyware and other surveillance weapons remain a major area of concern for press freedom during the first half of 2022. In addition to […]

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MFRR Monitoring Report: Ukraine war casts dark shadow over media freedom

Amidst the unprecedented attack on democratic freedoms in Ukraine, serious violations of media freedom have continued to take place all over Europe in the first six months of 2022, according to a report published today by the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR). The MFRR monitoring report – available to download here – documents violations and […]

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Greece: The government must not cover up “Greek Watergate”

Despite mounting pressure, the Greek government is still refusing to provide substantive answers regarding the revelations that two journalists and an MEP and leader of an opposition party have been targeted for surveillance by EYP (the Greek Intelligence Service), as well as by yet unknown operators using the spyware “Predator”. The affair concerns two distinct […]

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