The European Court of Human Rights has upheld press freedom: independent journalists banned from Parliament win their case against the Hungarian government.
In the first month of the third government led by SDS and Janez Janša, the Government Communication Office took a central role in targeting the usual suspects of the ruling party: Non-governmental organisations, the media and journalists.
The youth organisation of the smaller governing party in Hungary must apologise to Menedék, the Hungarian Association for Migrants, at a press conference after the NGOs reputation was damaged by comments the party's spokesperson made via state media.
Government connections in two of Slovenia's neighbours try to influence media reports in the country, but Slovenia reacts strongly, showing a more progressive approach to freedom of the press.
On Saturday 2 March the Croatian Journalists' Association is holding a protest for freedom of journalism under the slogan "You hijacked media, we don't give journalism!"
A Hungarian court judged that the 444 news portal had damaged the reputation of a political party by hyperlinking to a third-party video. The European Court of Human Rights has now found that the Hungarian decision violated freedom of speech.
Media freedom is under threat globally, including in established democracies that have long been respected for their freedom of the press, Reporters Without Borders says. The organization's latest annual report finds...
Press freedom in Turkey is under extreme pressure after the government prohibits TV channels from broadcasting news about terrorist attacks.
The Strasbourg court upholds the freedom of speech of tabloids after they published a story suggesting the Prince of Monaco had fathered a child out of wedlock.
Journalists may now ask courts to obtain reasons for a judgment in a written, anonymized form - even if a decision is not yet in force. The German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) made this...