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MFRR condemns ‘absurd’ €10 million lawsuit against L’Espresso magazine by sacked Vatican Cardinal

03/02/2021

The partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) express serious concern over the €10 million euro lawsuit launched against Italian news magazine L’Espresso by a former Vatican Cardinal over its reporting on his alleged involvement in a corruption scandal involving the use of Holy See funds

BH Journalists: government to urgently sanction an official who threatened a journalist of Žurnal

12/01/2021

The Steering Committee of the BH Journalists Association and the Free Media Help Line strongly condemn the threats made by Adnan Čakalović, senior expert associate of the Sector for Refugees and Displaced Persons at the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH, to Zinaida Đelilović, journalist of the online magazine Žurnal

Bosnia: death threats to journalists of Nezavisne novine

23/12/2020

After receiving death threats, editor-in-chief of Nezavisne novine Sandra Gojković-Arbutina is worried that the state will again fail to identify and sanction the perpetrator

Resilience in the Post-COVID-19 World Disorder

23/12/2020

Call for papers for a conference to be held in Trento in September 2021

MEPs call for an end to illegal logging in Romania

21/12/2020

Illegal logging is deforesting vast areas in Romania and the environmental degradation in Europe's last primary forests has reached unimaginable proportions in recent years

Croatia: Smear campaign against journalist Anja Kožul

11/12/2020

Transnational solidarity for Anja Kozul, the Serbian journalist living in Croatia, victim of a smear campaign

SLAPPs, a directive drafted by civil society organizations

02/12/2020

The international anti-SLAPP coalition invested time and funds to draft a model directive that would help tackle the issue of vexatious lawsuits: now this paper will be presented to EU institutions and stakeholders, and could serve as a pattern for the promised EU initiatives against SLAPPs

Italy: Nello Scavo and too many unanswered questions

24/11/2020

For the platform Mapping Media Freedom, the Italian journalist Nello Scavo recalls his story and accuses the Italian government of non answering too many questions: "the silence that comes from unanswered questions was intended to discredit the work of journalists"

UN experts: Bosnia must investigate attacks against woman aiding migrants

11/11/2020

Recently, on 5 November, UN human rights experts called on the Bosnian government to investigate a smear campaign and death threats against a woman human rights defender working for the rights of refugees and migrants

Italy: too much violence against journalists during protests

10/11/2020

MFRR partners condemn increasing violence against Italian journalists covering anti-lockdown protests