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UNESCO calls for more protection for artists under attack

UNESCO has issued a report calling for greater protection for artists caught up in armed conflict, political instability, and natural disasters. The report, titled "Defending Creative Voices," ...

Last update 26 May 2023
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UNESCO: Killings of journalists up 50 per cent in 2022

According to the United Nations’ culture agency (UNESCO) the number of journalists killed worldwide increased from 55 killings of 2021 to 86. UNESCO pointed out that journalists suffer attacks ...

Last update 1 Feb 2023
Combating hate speech Poster
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Council of Europe: new guidelines to combat hate speech

The Council of Europe has issued a set of guidelines to its 46 member states aimed at preventing and combating online and offline hate speech. In a Recommendation adopted during its annual session ...

Last update 6 Jun 2022
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University of Padova: conference on "Libertas. Spaces and practices of academic freedom" (22-24 June 2022), registration deadline 10 June 2022

To celebrate eight centuries of commitment to the protection and promotion of academic freedom and to revive such commitment the University of Padova, in collaboration with Scholars at Risk (SAR) ...

Last update 6 Jun 2022
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UNESCO and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights organized a session on the right to freedom of expression

UNESCO and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, have organized a high-level panel discussion with Presidents and Chief Justices of Regional Human Rights Courts on freedom of expression and the ...

Last update 31 May 2022
Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (SLAPPs)
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European Commission’s Anti-SLAPP initiative

The European Commission is taking action to improve the protection of journalists and human rights defenders from abusive court proceedings. On 27 April 2022, the Commission proposed a ...

Last update 11 May 2022
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Defending Press Freedom in Times of Tension and Conflict - Annual 2022 Report

A new report “Defending Press Freedom in Times of Tension and Conflict” has been issued by 15 media freedom partner organisations to the Platform for the Protection of Journalism and ...

Last update 4 May 2022
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3 May: World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day was established by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since that time, 3 May, the anniversary of the ...

Last update 4 May 2022
Liberties Media Freedom Report 2022
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Liberties: Worrisome Decline in Media Freedom Across Europe (Media Freedom Report 2022)

The Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties), in cooperation with Liberties member and partner organisations in 15 EU Member States, published its first annual report on media freedom in the ...

Last update 7 Apr 2022
Cover of the report Freedom on the Net 2021 by Freedom House
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Freedom House: report Freedom on the Net 2021

The new report by Freedom House, Freedom on the Net 2021, has now been published. In its key findings, the report underlines that global internet freedom declined for the 11th consecutive year. A ...

Last update 17 Jan 2022
Alexei Navalny's portrait during a manifestation and russian flag on the background
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Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought has been assigned to Alexei Navalny

This year’s Sakharov Prize, the European award on Freedom of Thought, which represents the highest tribute paid by the European Union to human rights work, has been assigned to Alexei Navalny. ...

Last update 26 Oct 2021
People holding cuban flags. On the background, flags hanging from the balconies.
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The Un High Commissioner addresses the latest events in Cuba

Cuba has lived under an authoritarian regime since 1959. Through all this time, no democratic elections have been held, massive censorships of information took place, and no kind of opposition ...

Last update 23 Aug 2021
Appeal for International Solidarity to Protect Freedom of Expression in Iraq
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Appeal for International Solidarity to Protect Freedom of Expression in Iraq

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) launched the campaign "Protect Iraqi Human Rights Defenders Now!" to support freedom of expression and freedom of the press throughout all of ...

Last update 2 Jul 2021
Picture of the annual report 2020: Human rights at the heart of COVID-19
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Annual Report 2020 - Human rights at the heart of COVID-19 response and recovery

Discrimination and inequalities increased enormously in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, when presenting the Annual Report of the ...

Last update 17 Jun 2021
Headquarters of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
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Democracy is in distress, finds the Council of Europe Secretary General’s annual report for 2021

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe has published its annual report for 2021, titled “State of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. A democratic renewal for Europe.” ...

Last update 20 May 2021