State of Media Freedom in EU Member State and Candidate Countries in 2021

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The monitoring report for the Media Freedom Rapid Response has focused on summarising press and media freedom violations across EU Member States and Candidate Countries. From January until June 2021, 272 alerts have been documented, ranging from verbal attacks to legal incidents. 438 individuals or media entities in 26 countries have been subject to one or more press freedom violations. In fact, most violations of press and media freedom took place at demonstrations. Online threats have also been on the rise in most countries. The most commonly recorded violation has been intimidation/ threats, while private individuals remain the main source or perpetrators of attacks. Read more here.

Source: MFRR

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