Council of Europe: Latest threats to media freedom

Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project participates in the Council of Europe’s Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists.

The COE platform is a public space to facilitate the compilation, processing and dissemination of information on serious concerns about media freedom and safety of journalists in Council of Europe member States, as guaranteed by Art. 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

These are the alerts filed by platform partner organisations, including Index on Censorship, since Monday 14 May.

18 May 2018
Italy: Journalist Sentenced to Four Months in Jail for “Trespassing”
COE report on this incident | MMF report on this incident

17 May 2018
RIA Novosti Journalist Kyrylo Vyshynsky Held on Treason Allegations in Ukraine
COE report on this incident | MMF report on this incident

16 May 2018
Slovak Police Seize Mobile Phone of Czech Investigative Reporter
COE report on this incident | MMF report on this incident

16 May 2018 (Update)
Malta Economy Minister Issues four Libel Suits and Warrants Against Blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia
COE report on this incident | MMF reports on this incident

16 May 2018
Russia: Proposed Amendments to Criminal Code Threaten Media Freedom
COE report on this incident | MMF report on this incident

14 May 2018 (Update)
Journalists Arrested in Major Clampdown Following Failed Coup in Turkey
COE report on this incident | MMF reports on this incident

14 May 2018
Bulgaria: Investigative journalist attacked
COE report on this incident | MMF reports on this incident