Freedom of the press

Internet Freedom Continues to Decline in Turkey: Report

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"More governments arrested users for nonviolent political, social, or religious speech than ever before. Officials suspended internet access in at least 20 countries, and 21 states blocked access to social media platforms," says the report entitled Freedom on the Net 2021.

MFRR report finds media in Slovenia systematically undermined by govt

Ljubljana – The Slovenian government is overseeing an increasingly systematic effort to undermine critical media, a coalition of press freedom organisations and journalism groups warned in a report released on Wednesday after conducting a virtual fact-finding mission to Slovenia in late May and early June.

CoE urges govt to stop deterioration of freedom of expression, media freedom

Strasbourg – Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović urged the Slovenian authorities in a memorandum published on Friday to put a stop to the deterioration of the situation regarding media freedom and freedom of expression in the country.

EU Commissioner for Justice: Bulgaria Should Step up Reforms, Media Freedom Is Essential for Democracy

Surely the pace of reforms in Bulgaria is not as fast as we would like. This is what the Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice Věra Jourová said in an interview with Mediapool. She stresses that Bulgaria has built all the necessary institutions to fight corruption, but the Bulgarian citizens and the EC are still waiting to see the results.

Svetina says media mustn’t be hostage of election winners

Ljubljana – Free, plural and independent media are a fundamental ingredient of democracies, Human Rights Ombudsman Peter Svetina said in his World Press Freedom Day message. “Independent media and public services are the basis of democratic societies, so they must not be hostage in the hands of election winners,” he wrote on Monday.