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EU must defend human rights, says MEP who faced death threats on Lesvos

By Jane Whyatt Threatened with death and detained by police when he tried to report attacks on a journalist, Erik Marquardt has felt at first hand the abuses of human…

Independent media in Hungary under pressure in COVID19 crisis

The coronavirus gives rise to a healthcare and economic crisis, while in Hungary the very survival of the independent media is in serious danger. The media freedom community is urging…

Doing their masters’ bidding: Media smear campaigns in central and eastern Europe

Unpatriotic behaviour. Sedition. Being in the pay of shadowy external forces. Faking a neo-Nazi event. These are just a few of the charges that have recently been levelled against independent journalists by pro-government media outlets in several central and eastern European countries.