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31 July 2018

Threats against the President of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine

20 July 2018

Greek Journalist Tony Bosnakoudis Detained when Investigating Police and Bus Company Links to Illegal Traffickers

28 June 2018

Bulgarian Investigative Journalist's Car Set on Fire following Warnings about TV Reports

2 May 2018

Arson Attack on News Website in Northwestern Ukraine

17 April 2018

Armenian Journalist Attacked While Covering Parliamentary Elections

16 April 2018

Journalist Stefan Cvetkovic Sentenced to Jail for Unauthorised Publication

16 April 2018

Serbian Weekly ‘Vranjske Novine’ Closed Following Administrative Harassment

16 April 2018

Journalists from Magločistač News Portal Receive Death Threats

16 April 2018

Increased Verbal Abuse Against Independent Serbian Media.

12 April 2018

Intimidation Campaign against NUNS (Independent Journalists Association of Serbia)

3 April 2018

Journalist Caroline Christinaz from “Le Temps” of Geneva Questioned by the Police While on a Reporting Assignment in France

3 April 2018

2 France 5 Journalists Denied Access to President Macron During his Visit to Lille

21 March 2018

Strana Editor-in-Chief Flees, Seeks Asylum in Austria after Receiving Death Threats

7 February 2018

Front National Refuses to Grant Accreditations to Mediapart and Quotidien on the Occasion of the Party’s "Presidential Congress”

7 February 2018

French Journalists Victims of Phone Harassment

18 December 2017

Polish Journalist Receives Death Threats After Public Polish TV Classifies Her Remarks As “Harmful to Poland”

14 December 2017

Journalists Targeted by Protesters in northern Cyprus

29 November 2017

The Guardia Civil Raids Several Catalan Newsrooms

17 November 2017

Malta Economy Minister Issues four Libel Suits and Warrants Against Blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia

3 October 2017

Vesti’s Media Office in Kyiv Raided by National Police and Military Prosecutors

29 May 2017

Armenian Journalist Attacked While Covering Parliamentary Elections

7 April 2017

Two Journalists Harassed by Far-Right Wing Protesters

17 February 2017

Ukrainian Local Newspaper Raided, Office Sealed by the Representatives of the Local Authorities in Kivertsy

16 February 2017

Malta Economy Minister Issues four Libel Suits and Warrants Against Blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia

16 February 2017

Harassment of Journalists Natalya Kokorina and Anna Andrievska in Crimea, Ukraine by Russian Officials

21 November 2016

Investigative Journalists Receive Several Death Threats, Broadcaster Claims

21 November 2016

Serbian Journalist Stevan Dojčinović Target of a Smear Campaign

22 September 2016

Sport Journalist Kyriakos Thomaidis Faces Arrest after Police Raid on Skai TV's Building

29 June 2016

Former Prime Minister Publicly Insults Two Journalists

21 June 2016

Italian Journalist Lirio Abbate Faces Hate Speech in Courtroom

11 May 2016

Chief Editor Anne Brumagne Dismissed for Criticizing a Restructuring Plan that Puts Business above Journalism

29 April 2016

Chief Editor Anne Brumagne Dismissed for Criticizing a Restructuring Plan that Puts Business above Journalism

4 April 2016

Several Vehicles Belonging to POP TV Vandalised in Ljubljana

12 January 2016

Cumhuriyet Journalist Canan Coşkun Faces 23 Years in Prison for Alleged Insult

25 November 2015

Turkey: Seizure of Media Holding, with Police Raids and Temporary Closure of Two Major Television Channels, Days Prior to Elections

8 September 2015

Journalist Fired over Tweets Critical of Erdoğan

Follow-ups Follow-ups

6 June 2018

Threats against the President of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine

16 May 2018

Malta Economy Minister Issues four Libel Suits and Warrants Against Blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia

18 April 2018

Azerbaijani Journalist With Dutch citizenship Fears for His Life after Attack In Kyiv

23 February 2018

Investigative Journalists Receive Several Death Threats, Broadcaster Claims

23 February 2018

Serbian Journalist Stevan Dojčinović Target of a Smear Campaign

23 February 2018

Journalist Philippe Bertinchamps Threatened with Expulsion in Serbia

23 February 2018

Intimidation Campaign against NUNS (Independent Journalists Association of Serbia)

23 February 2018

Journalist Stefan Cvetkovic Sentenced to Jail for Unauthorised Publication

23 February 2018

Serbian Weekly ‘Vranjske Novine’ Closed Following Administrative Harassment

23 February 2018

Journalists from Magločistač News Portal Receive Death Threats

23 February 2018

Increased Verbal Abuse Against Independent Serbian Media.

16 February 2017

Malta Economy Minister Issues four Libel Suits and Warrants Against Blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia

9 December 2016

Cyprus: Police Reporter's Car Set on Fire

11 February 2016

Molotov Cocktails and Gun Attacks on Yeni Şafak and Yeni Akit Newspapers

30 October 2015

Turkey: Seizure of Media Holding, with Police Raids and Temporary Closure of Two Major Television Channels, Days Prior to Elections

30 October 2015

Turkey: Seizure of Media Holding, with Police Raids and Temporary Closure of Two Major Television Channels, Days Prior to Elections

30 October 2015

Turkey: Seizure of Media Holding, with Police Raids and Temporary Closure of Two Major Television Channels, Days Prior to Elections

News archives News archives
Strasbourg 2 May 2016

World Press Freedom Day, 3 May

Strasbourg 15 December 2015

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Council of Europe Resources Council of Europe Resources
Committee of Ministers Declaration on the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and other media actors, 30 April 2014

Committee of Ministers Declaration on the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and other media actors, 30 April 2014

PACE  Recommendation 1814 (2007) ‘Towards decriminalisation of defamation’, 4 October 2007


PACE Resolution 1577 (2007) ‘Towards decriminalisation of defamation’, 4 October 2007


Committee of Ministers Declaration on the protection and promotion of investigative journalism, 26 September 2007


PACE Report Doc. 11305 ‘Towards decriminalisation of defamation’ presented to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights by Rapporteur J. Bartumeu Cassany, 25 June 2007


PACE Resolution 1510 (2006) on freedom of expression and respect for religious beliefs, 28 June 2006


PACE Report Doc.10970 on freedom of expression and respect for  religious beliefs presented to the Committee on Culture, Science and Education by Rapporteur S. Hurskainen, 24 June 2006


PACE Recommendation 1706 (2005) on media and terrorism, 20 June 2005


PACE Report  Doc. 10557 on media and terrorism presented to the Committee on Culture, Science and Education by Rapporteur J. Jařab, 20 May 2005


PACE Resolution 1438 (2005) on Freedom of the press and the working conditions of journalists in conflict zones, 28 April 2005


PACE Recommendation 1702 (2005) on Freedom of the press and the working conditions of journalists in conflict zones, 28 April 2005


Committee of Ministers Declaration on freedom of expression and information in the media in the context of the fight against terrorism, 2 March 2005


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