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Ukrainian trio detained over killing of journalist

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Surgeon and musician held over Ukraine journalist’s murder

Ukrainian police have detained five people, including a paediatric surgeon and a rock musician, over a 2016 car bomb attack that killed the investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet. Senior law enforcement officials said the motive for killing 44-year-old Pavel Sheremet was to destabilise the country but declined to say who might have ordered the murder. “In…
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Ukraine’s culture minister: Only 8% of Ukrainians can distinguish fake from truth

According to the minister, the responsibility of the authorities is to ensure that Ukrainians reduce consumption of disinformation. Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Volodymyr Borodyanskiy has said 90% of Ukrainians cannot tell fake from truth. “We have been at war for five years. This is a complex war. This is an unusual war. It…
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Hong Kong protests: journalist blinded in one eye amid mounting violence

An Indonesian journalist hit in the face by a rubber bullet during protests in Hong Kong has been permanently blinded in one eye, her lawyer has said, in what is the most serious injury among members of the media since the movement began in June. There are growing concerns about the threat to journalists from…
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IFJ launches 3-week campaign against impunity

The IFJ is to launch a 3-week campaign to expose the staggering levels of impunity for crimes against journalists and the lack of international action to combat the rising tide of threats and abuse faced by journalists worldwide.   The campaign will kick-off on 2 November marking International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against…
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For International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists OSCE Representative Désir urges States to take action and protect journalists

Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. (Quai d’Orsay/Frédéric de La Mure ) VIENNA, 31 October 2019 – The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, stressed today the need to protect journalists and prosecute those responsible for crimes committed against them, on the occasion of the upcoming International Day to…
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ATTACKS ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND JOURNALISTS ON THE RISE IN EUROPE

Transparency Germany, the PEN Centre Germany, Reports without Borders Germany and Amnesty International Germany call for greater space and security for civil society Frankfurt am Main – Transparency International Germany, the PEN Centre Germany, Reporters Without Borders Germany and Amnesty International Germany today called on the German Federal Government to work at the national and…
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France must reject Bulgaria’s request to investigate Bulgarian journalist

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the French judicial authorities to reject a European Investigation Order (EIO) issued by Bulgaria that targets Atanas Tchobanov, a Bulgarian journalist resident in France. RSF fears that this arbitrary order could threaten the confidentiality of journalistic sources. The editor of the Bulgarian investigative news website Bivol, Tchobanov learned on 2…
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Twelve journalists detained in Moscow demonstrations in Russia

On 03 August, Moscow’s police has detained at least ten journalists covering a rally organized by opposition groups. Continuing the protest of 27 July, about 1500 people had gathered in the capital of Russia in order to demonstrate for fair elections to the city council. The European Federation of Jounalists (EFJ) and its affiliate, the…
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Bosnia and Herzegovina: every fifth citizen thinks attacks on journalists are justified

21% of the Bosnian citizens share the opinion that attacks on journalists are justified, says a new report made for the needs of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Journalists’ Association (BH Journalists) and the Friedrich Erbert Foundation, published on 16 July. The study titled “Researching Media Freedoms in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2019” reveals worrying trends in the…
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