War in Europe, war on journalism

This year's annual Council of Europe report on the safety of journalists documents a record high number of attacks on journalists and a continued degradation of press freedom across the continent. The 2023 report – War in Europe and […]

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Northern Ireland reset?

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a new deal with the European Union aimed at resolving the bitter dispute over the Brexit Northern Ireland protocol.Announced on February 27, Sunak and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen hailed […]

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Ukraine – one year on

Leading European media freedom organisations including the Association of European Journalists marked the first anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine with a joint statement, reminding Russia of its obligations under international law to refrain from all attacks on journalists […]

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Russian missile attack on Kyiv – photo courtesy Sergiy Tomilenko, Secretary National Union of Journalists of Ukraine


Russian warlord investigation forces UK to review sanctions

The UK government is reviewing its regime of sanctions against Russia after openDemocracy revealed that the UK Treasury gave sanctioned Russian warlord Yevgeny Prighozin – founder of the Russian mercenary group Wagner – permission to sue a British journalist.openDemocracy reported on 23 January 2023 that a cache of hacked emails shows that in 2021 – when […]

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Culture Secretary scraps plans to privatise Channel 4

Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan has reversed plans by Boris Johnson's government to privatise Channel 4.Her department confirmed a letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, leaked to the News Agents podcast, in which Donelan said there are "better ways to secure [Channel 4's] sustainability and that of the independent production sector”. Donelan recommends keeping Channel 4 in […]

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UK government urged to stop SLAPPS

Leading UK editors have called on the UK government to back meaningful anti-SLAPP protections to defend media freedom.In an open letter to Justice Secretary Dominic Raab, more than 70 journalists, lawyers, publishers and free speech organisations urged the government to make good on its commitment to introduce robust measures against SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation).The […]

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