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Under guise of Corona prevention: Governments’ measures threaten press freedom

by Jane Whyatt Across Europe, governments are taking necessary steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. But some are exploiting the health crisis to repress critical questions and restrict journalists’…

German journalists face threats from right wingers

If there were a German federal press freedom index, the Free State of Saxony would rank the lowest. Here, attacks against journalists occur more often than in all the other…

Police order local reporter to stop working and delete photos of demonstration

In Germany it’s the tradition that both Labour Day celebrations and right-wing demonstrations take place on 1.May, a national holiday. During a demonstration of the far-right Pro Chemnitz movement in…