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U.S. Protests: Our Statement on the Mistreatment of Journalists

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3 Jun 2020

As demonstrations against the death of George Floyd continue in cities across the United States, Media Defence is concerned at the targeting of journalists covering those demonstrations by police.

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Strasbourg court finds Hungary violated journalists’ right of access to Parliament

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27 May 2020

The ECtHR has held today that Hungary violated the Article 10 freedom of expression rights of six journalists who, in April 2016, were subject to an indefinite ban preventing them from entering the premises of Hungary’s Parliament to carry out their work.

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A Year in Review: Our 2019 Annual Report

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18 May 2020

Our 2019 Annual Report has been designed in the style of our new branding which will be launched soon. The report includes words from across our team, case studies, interviews, stats and infographics, reflections and learnings. We discuss the general global climate for media freedom as well as specific issues and cases we’ve worked on in regions from Eastern Europe to Eastern Africa.

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A Year in Review: Our 2019 Learning Report

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12 May 2020

At Media Defence, we take the monitoring and evaluation of our work very seriously, undertaking a variety of internal and external evaluations each year. We have created this Learning Report to share a summary of our key findings from 2019

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World Press Freedom Day Series: Latin American Journalists Vital in Fighting Corruption

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6 May 2020

Journalists are key to protecting and overseeing the scarce resources used to address the Covid-19 pandemic in Latin America as they hold the authorities to account. Their duty is not easy, as journalists covering sensitive issues like corruption are constantly facing threats, harassment and violence.

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#DiaMundialDeLaLibertadDePrensa: Proteger a los periodistas nunca había sido tan importante en América Latina

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6 May 2020

Los periodistas son clave para proteger y vigilar los escasos recursos que existen para atender la pandemia de COVID-19 en América Latina. Su tarea no es fácil. Los periodistas que cubren temas sensibles como la corrupción siempre enfrentan amenazas, acoso y violencia.

La periodista colombiana Jineth Bedoya fue laureada con el Premio Mundial de Libertad de Prensa UNESCO-Guillermo Cano 2020 . Tras veinte años, las...

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World Press Freedom Day Series: Standing in Solidarity with LGBT Journalists

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5 May 2020

This year’s World Press Freedom Day provides an opportunity for re-focusing attention on the intersection between freedom of expression and minority rights, in-particular LGBT rights.

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World Press Freedom Day Series: Citizen Journalist Elena Popa

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3 May 2020

In many respects, Elena Popa is a typical Romanian domestic carer working in Austria. She’s a caregiver of an 87-year-old grandmother, a mother of three, and a former cook. Yet to tens of thousands of domestic carers across Austria and Germany, she is also a symbol of justice.

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COVID-19: Release Jailed Journalists Now

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29 Apr 2020

There have been urgent calls for the immediate release of journalists from detention, amid fears about the spread of COVID-19 within cramped and unsanitary prisons. Nonetheless, journalists continue to be arbitrarily arrested and detained for their reporting.

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COVID-19: La urgencia de liberar a periodistas en prisión

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29 Apr 2020

A raíz del temor por el contagio de COVID-19 en las estrechas y antihigiénicas prisiones, ha habido llamados urgentes para la liberación inmediata de periodistas en detención. No obstante, los periodistas siguen siendo detenidos y arrestados de forma arbitraria a causa de su trabajo.

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