What are SLAPP lawsuits and why are they such an important issue? We take a look at a tool increasingly used to silence watchdogs and stifle democratic participation.
On November 11, the Lithuanian Parliament debated decriminalizing the possession of small quantities of drugs, but the bill didn’t go through. Following another vote, it was returned to the Committee on Legal Affairs to prepare a new version.
Political propaganda has never been as widely used as it is today. Here’s why that’s dangerous for society, and how we can help control the spread of propaganda.
In response to the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border, Lithuania, for the first time since regaining independence, has declared a state of emergency. It imposes certain restrictions on migrants, asylum seekers and Lithuanian residents.
Disinformation is a phenomenon societies have dealt with for a long time, but it has intensified since the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2016 US election and the Brexit referendum have demonstrated how impactful online disinformation and propaganda can be.
How we talk about issues like rule of law and democracy is playing into the hands of authoritarians. Here’s how to change that.
What does free press mean, how does it work, and what is its role in a modern democracy? We break down its importance, and why it’s under threat – even in the EU.
Civil rights organisations are calling on the the European Commission and the Anti-Fraud Office to implement an EU court's ruling and publish a report about the wrongdoings of Hungarian PM Viktor Orban’s son-in-law.
The Lithuanian Parliament on 14 October approved the legal amendments to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of drugs without intent to distribute, making it an offense under the Code of Administrative Offenses instead of the Criminal Code.
Liberties and partners investigated contact tracing apps in 9 EU countries. We found that these apps likely had negligible impact, if any, on the spread of the pandemic, while governments unfairly blame privacy-friendly design to distract from inefficacy.