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Concern about the situation of the media and journalists in many European countries

The committee today highlighted the large number of cases of threats and attacks against journalists and media outlets reported to the Council of Europe through the Platform it set up in 2015 to promote the protection of journalism. More

Rapporteur calls on Turkish authorities to release journalists unless indicted for participating in terrorist activities

Returning from Turkey, Volodymyr Ariev, Rapporteur on "attacks against journalists and media freedom in Europe", expressed concern with regard to the protection of journalists in the country. More

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

We, parliamentarians, have to do our utmost in order to end impunity for crimes against journalists, said Volodymyr Ariev, General Rapporteur on Media Freedom and Safety of Journalists. More

General Rapporteur demands explanations over far-reaching media restrictions in Turkey

The General Rapporteur on media freedom has asked for urgent clarification of the current situation regarding the closures of media outlets and the criminal prosecutions of journalists. More

Press freedom threatened by financial considerations

Participants in a hearing on media independence, investigative journalism and editorial integrity issued a warning about a form of "code of conduct" based on financial considerations that is gaining ground in many editorial offices. More

Getting young people involved in combating diploma buying and other forms of corruption

“Corruption, including in the education field, is extremely widespread virtually everywhere in Europe and has already led to too many young people becoming resigned to this fact,” said the rapporteur Eleonora Cimbro. More