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Croatia: SafeJournalists and MFRR partners express full solidarity and support to Hrvoje Zovko in further legal battle


Following the decision of the Supreme Court to overturn the the previous verdicts on the case involving Hrvoje Zovko and the Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT), media freedom organisations show full support to the Croatian journalist in his appeal to the Constitutional Court

Urgent action is needed to address the financial deadlock facing Radio-Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Today the partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) express concern at the critical financial situation facing Radio-Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT)

SafeJournalists network, MFRR partners, and Coalition for Media Freedom condemn continuing pressures and attacks on journalists in Serbia


The SafeJournalists network, Media Freedom Rapid Response partners, and Coalition for Media Freedom condemn the growing pressure on Serbian journalists, recently exemplified by a physical attack on journalist Vuk Cvijić, and the demand for prison sentences for the journalists of the media outlets KRIK and Pištaljka. We call on the authorities to prioritise addressing the rise in attacks against the press and to genuinely commit to improving the safety of journalists

Romania: Super election year calls for press freedom assessment


Upcoming mission of European media freedom consortium to evaluate concerns

SafeJournalists and MFRR condemn two decades of impunity in case of murder of Duško Jovanović


On the 20th anniversary of the murder of Montenegrin journalist Duško Jovanović, OBCT joins partners in the SafeJournalists Network and the Media Freedom Rapid Response in calling for stronger action from the authorities

Silencing the Fourth Estate: Italy’s democratic drift


Media freedom coalition sounds the alarm on political meddling and legal threats to journalism

Bosnia and Herzegovina: authorities urged to intervene in public broadcasting deadlock


Following the temporary interruption of RTV Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina television and radio programs on May 8 2024, Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners denounce the irresponsible political management that violates citizens' right to freedom of information

North Macedonia: Media freedom groups urge authorities to cease harassment of journalist Furkan Saliu


OBCT joins international media freedom, free expression, and journalist organisations in calling on authorities in North Macedonia to cease harassment of Furkan Saliu

MFRR to conduct an urgent mission to Italy amid worsening state of media freedom


The growing pressure on press freedom in Italy has prompted the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) consortium to organize an urgent mission to Rome on May 16 and 17. The unprecedented political interference in the public service media, the increasing cases of vexatious lawsuits against journalists, and the possible sale of the AGI news agency will be the focus of the two-day visit. Meetings will be held with institutional stakeholders, journalists, trade unions and civil society

Turkey: new wave of arrests targets Kurdish journalism


Turkey: OBC Transeuropa and 26 press freedom and human rights organizations vehemently condemn the arrest of three Kurdish journalists last week and the alarming surge in harassment of Kurdish journalists.