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CPJ reminds EU that ‘e-evidence’ rules should protect journalists

CPJ today prompted the European Parliament to safeguard press freedom and human rights in a proposed regulation known as the ‘e-evidence’ proposal, co-signing a letter with European Digital Rights and other digital and media organizations.  CPJ has expressed concern about the lack of safeguards in the proposed Regulation on European Production and Preservation Orders, which…

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A general view of the hemicycle shown ahead of a plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on March 9, 2020. The parliament is drafting legislation on terrorist content online that could affect journalists reporting the news. (Reuters/Francois Lenoir)

EU online terrorist content legislation risks undermining press freedom

Brussels, March 11, 2020—The European Parliament should strengthen protections for journalism in draft legislation on terrorist content online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A view of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on October 9, 2019. (REUTERS/Yves Herman)

European Parliament must push for safeguards for journalists in ‘e-evidence’ proposal

Brussels, October 30, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern today that a proposed European Union regulation on law enforcement access to electronic data lacks sufficient safeguards for journalists. The Regulation on European Production and Preservation Orders is known as the “e-evidence proposal.”

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A police officer stands guard on a bridge during the 2018 Istanbul marathon. Two journalists were detained after separate raids in the city in February 2019. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of February 10

Police detain two journalists in separate raids Police on February 12 detained Salih Turan, a freelance journalist who formerly worked for the U.S. government-funded broadcaster Voice of America and the Kurdish service of the Russian-state-funded outlet Sputnik, on accusations of “making propaganda of a [terrorist] organization” on social media and “being a member of a…

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Broadcast equipment is placed on a poster during a protest in Istanbul in October 2017 over Turkey's press freedom crackdown. CPJ is joining a call for Turkish authorities to release all journalists jailed for their work. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

CPJ joins call for Turkey to release jailed journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 47 members of the European Parliament and other press freedom organizations to call on Turkey to end its crackdown on the press and the mass imprisonment of journalists.

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Members of the European Parliament take part in a vote in Strasbourg, France, on September 12, 2018. EU lawmakers voted in favor of a resolution to trigger Article 7 of the Treaty of the European Union against Hungary for breaching EU values. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

CPJ calls on EU to keep up pressure on Hungary amid press freedom concerns

Brussels, September 12, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the vote by members of the European Parliament in favor of a resolution against Hungary for breaching EU values, and called on the bloc to keep up pressure on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government.

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Members of the European Parliament called on European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans, pictured, to introduce a directive against abuse of lawsuits to silence critical journalists. (Reuters)

CPJ welcomes call for EU directive against SLAPPs

Brussels, February 22, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a call from members of the European Parliament on Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to introduce a new European Union directive to stop abusive lawsuits against critical journalists.

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An EU flag, pictured in January 2012. The European Parliament is due to vote this month on legislation around exports of surveillance software. (AP/Vadim Ghirda)

CPJ joins call for EU to stop surveillance software going to rights abusers

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined a group of human rights groups in calling on the European Parliament to vote tomorrow in favor of legislation that could prevent surveillance equipment from going to rights-abusing governments.

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Tributes and a flag are left at the spot where investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a bombing in October. Police in Malta arrested 10 suspects in the case on December 4. (Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

Malta arrests 10 suspects over murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Brussels, December 4, 2017–Maltese police, armed forces, and security services today arrested 10 suspects in connection with the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced. Caruana Galizia was killed on October 16 when her car was blown up. In Malta, police have 48 hours to question suspects before charging or releasing…

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CPJ Newsletter: March edition

Landmark conviction in 2000 attack on Colombian journalist A Colombian court on February 26 convicted a former paramilitary fighter in the kidnapping and torture of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya and sentenced him to 11 years in prison. The fighter, Alejandro Cárdenas Orozco, was also ordered to pay a fine of around US$17,500.

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