Bulgaria’s Parliament adopted in principle a draft law on the disclosure of real owners and financing of media outlets.
Wojciech Bojanowski, a journalist for Poland’s TVN24, was detained by Thai police for flying a drone near the cave Tham Luam.
With the far-right Freedom Party moving from opposition party to governing partner in 2017, efforts to gain political influence in the media sector have put ORF, Austria’s biggest media outlet, under pressure
From the beginning of 2017 until April 2018, 143 reports of blocked access, in which journalists were expelled from a location or prevented from speaking to a source, were submitted to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project.
These are the threats that were verified and published the week beginning 21 May.
Alerts filed to the Council of Europe’s Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists by partner organisations, including Index on Censorship.