Top 5 Liberties Stories of 2017

2017 was a busy year for human rights in Europe. Read the five most viewed articles on Liberties from the past year to get the best of our content!

Article 13 Open letter – Monitoring and Filtering of Internet Content is Unacceptable

October 16, 2017 • by LibertiesEU

Here is the open letter from 57 signatories asking EU policy-makers to delete Article 13 of the new proposal on copyright in the digital single market.

The Freedom of NGOs - Why We Have to Protect Our Protectors

July 18, 2017 • by Israel Butler, LibertiesEU

Independent NGOs are as vital to our democracies as the free press or independent courts. But some governments want to silence these watchdogs. To protect fundamental freedoms, you have to protect the organisations that fight for them.

Participatory Democracy Under Threat: Growing Restrictions on the Freedoms of NGOs in the EU

August 28, 2017 • by Israel Butler, LibertiesEU

NGOs inside the EU are facing a growing number of restrictions that limit their ability to promote and protect our fundamental rights.

Taking a Cue From Hungary, Romania Moves to Persecute NGOs

• by Dollores Benezic, The Association for the Defense of Human Rights in Romania – the Helsinki Committee

The ruling party of Romania wants to shut down all NGOs that do not publish reports on their revenues and expenses twice per year.

Privacy and Data Protection: Here's What Liberties Is Doing to Protect You

• by LibertiesEU

We constantly share information and leave traces of ourselves online. And while the benefits are unquestionable, so too are the risks. Here's what Liberties is doing to improve the protection of our privacy.