Posts Tagged:press freedom

MEPs blast Erdoğan’s vow to ‘eradicate Twitter’

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s blocking of Twitter just 10 days ahead of the country’s local election has been branded a “blatant attack” on freedom of speech.

Freedom of press is essential for democracy says MEP

ALDE MEP Marietje Schaake has said a free pluralist media is essential for democracy, and the EU should aspire to protect the ‘free word’.

Group leaders condemn closure of ERT

The leaders of parliament’s S&D, Greens/EFA and ALDE groups have condemned the decision by Greek prime minister Antonis Samara’s to close the nation’s state owned broadcaster ERT.

Press freedom around the world ‘under attack’

On the 20th anniversary of world press freedom day, policymakers and stakeholders have spoken of the importance of press freedom and how journalists upholding this fundamental human right are finding themselves “under attack”.

Media freedom: Kayleigh Lewis

Marietje Schaake tells Kayleigh Lewis why Europe has an important role to play in ensuring media freedom

MEP seeks ‘strongest measures’ to tackle Hungarian media law

Parliament’s digital freedom strategy in EU foreign policy rapporteur Marietje Schaake has spoken out about the restriction of press in Hungary and Egypt.

#5Qs: Marietje Schaake on internet freedom

We asked Marietje Schaake, rapporteur for digital freedom and strategy in EU policy and freedom of press and media in the world questions sent in by our readers.

Commissioner launches consultation on media freedom

European digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes has launched two consultations on media freedom and pluralism following a recommendation from the commission’s high level group.

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