Reports & Papers

Building support for the School Child Reform in Italy: A Messaging Guide

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Response to public consultation on Digital Services Act – transparency reports (detailed rules and templates)

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Identifying, analysing, assessing and mitigating potential negative effects on civic discourse and electoral processes: A minimum menu of risks very large online platforms should take heed of

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Open letter to the European Parliament: A critical opportunity to protect children and young people

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Open letter: Media ownership and state advertising transparency in the trilogue negotiations of the EMFA

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Cyber Security Guide for Protecting Online Civic Space

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Joint statement on the EMFA: European democracies, quality journalism and the creative ecosystem need strong and independent public service media

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Open letter: Concerns that Commission is giving privileged access to AI industry and targeting adverts using prohibited categorisation

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European Commission Rule of Law Report: Gap Analysis

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Liberties Online Civic Space Report 2023

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European Media Freedom Act: Articles for consideration in advance of the plenary vote in the European Parliament

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The AI Act Must Protect the Rule of Law (Open letter)

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Public Letter on The Role of the European Board for Media Services

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Open Letter: Media Freedom, Journalists and Human Rights Groups Call on the European Union to Secure an Effective Media Freedom Act

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DSA Alliance Open Letter: The DSA Must Follow a Human-Rights Centered Enforcement Process and Regulators Must Include International Civil Society Voices

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Open Letter: Civil society and journalists associations urge the Council to protect journalists against spyware and surveillance in the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA)

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How to Message on The Rights of People From Marginalized Groups: A Communications Guide for Organisations Promoting Human Rights

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Joint Letter by 230 NGOs - EU Foreign Interference Law: Is Civil Society at Risk?

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Joint Public Letter Responding to the CULT Draft Report on the European Media Freedom Act

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Protecting Democracy Means Protecting Civic Space - Messaging Guide To Resist New EU Registration and Restrictions on Civil Society

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Liberties Media Freedom Report 2023

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Input for the European Commission supporting its efforts in further specifying procedural rules relating to the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation

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The Defence Of Democracy Needs Free NGOs: Policy Recommendations

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Summer Campaign Accelerator 2023: Q&A & Call for Application

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Media Ownership Within EMFA

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Charter Handbook 2023 - Relying on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights for Human Rights Litigation

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Lithuania

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Liberties Rule of Law Report 2023

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Croatia

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Sweden

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Spain

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Slovenia

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Slovakia

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Romania

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Poland

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Rule of Law Report 2023: The Netherlands

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Italy

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Ireland

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Hungary

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Germany

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Rule of Law Report 2023: France

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Estonia

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Czech Republic

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Bulgaria

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Rule of Law Report 2023: Belgium

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Liberties Rule of Law Report 2023

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Open letter to Members of the European Parliament: 40 NGOs Ask For a Strong Media Freedom Act

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Policy Statement On Article 17 Of The Proposed European Media Freedom Act

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Opinion On The Proposal For The European Media Freedom Act: Policy Brief

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How to Message on Human Rights (available as e-learning course on knowledgehub.liberties.eu)

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Civil society public letter on the Council’s proposed general approach to the Regulation of Political Advertising

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Regulation of Political Advertising in the EU

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Policy Brief: To The Proposal of The Regulation Laying Down Rules To Prevent And Combat Child Sexual Abuse

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European Media Freedom Act: Joint Statement By Media Freedom & Journalist Groups

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Political Advertising on Facebook During the 2022 Hungarian Parliamentary Elections

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NGO letter to EU Ministers on rule of law and human rights situation in Poland

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CASE: Expert Brief on the European Commission’s EU anti-SLAPP Proposals

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Regulating the Political Ads In The EU: Policy Paper

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Adjusting To The New Normal - Our journey in the second year of the pandemic - LIBERTIES ANNUAL REPORT 2021

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Digital Services Act Human Rights Alliance: Don’t compromise on the protection of fundamental rights in the ongoing negotiations

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Joint NGO Letter to The DSA Negotiation Team (Article 7 and 27 of the Digital Services Act)

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Policy Recommendations For The Media Freedom Act

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Media Freedom Report 2022

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Open letter: Civil society call for a Digital Services Act that benefits people and is compatible with human rights

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Joint Statement on Stakeholder Inclusion in the Code of Practice on Disinformation Revision Process

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Sweden: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Spain: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Slovenia: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Slovakia: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Romania: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Poland: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Netherlands: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Italy: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Ireland: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Hungary: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Germany: Rule of Law Report 2022

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France: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Estonia: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Czech Republic: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Croatia: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Bulgaria: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Belgium: Rule of Law Report 2022

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Sweden: Rule Of Law Country Report 2020

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Croatia: Rule Of Law Country Report 2020

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Czech Republic: Rule Of Law Country Report 2020

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Bulgaria: Rule Of Law Country Report 2020

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Romania: Rule Of Law Country Report 2020

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Italy: Rule Of Law Country Report 2020

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Slovakia: Rule Of Law Country Report 2020

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Slovenia: Rule Of Law Country Report 2020

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Liberties Rule of Law Report 2022

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SLAPPs In Europe: How The EU Can Protect Watchdogs From Abusive Lawsuits

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Informing the Disinfo Debate: A Policy Guide for Protecting Human Rights

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How To Talk About Civic Space: A Guide For Progressive Civil Society Facing Smear Campaigns

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Joint NGO letter to the General Affairs Council meeting on 14 December 2021

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Policy ​Recommendations On Tackling Disinformation Online

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A Short Messaging Guide For The Proponents of The Rule of Law Guide

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Liberties Annual Report 2017 - 2019

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LIberties Annual Report 2020

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Watchdogs Urge Commission And EU Anti-Fraud Office To Release Report On Hungarian Corruption Case - Open Letter by Atlatszo, K-Monitor, TASZ, Liberties to the Commission, OLAF

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Solutions For Regulating Microtargeted Political Advertising On Online Platforms

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Do EU Governments Continue To Operate Contact Tracing Apps Illegitimately?

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One Year Under COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps: What Has Europe Learned?

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps in the EU: Lessons from Germany

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Recommendations on EC draft AI regulation

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Submission to the European Commission in the framework of the 2nd Annual Rule of Law Review Cycle

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HUNGARY 2020: Country Report on Democratic Records

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How to Talk About Ethnic Profiling: A Guide for Campaigners - A Guide For Campaigners

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COVID-19 Technology in the EU: A Bittersweet Victory For Human Rights?

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ePrivacy: Letter To MEPs To Ban Cookie Banners

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Policy Brief for the Trialogue Negotiations on the Digital Green Certificate (EU COVID-19 Certificate)

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Slovenia: Rule Of Law Country Report 2020

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How the EU Can Mitigate Disinformation Without Harming Fundamental Rights

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Digital Green Certificate - Open Letter to MEPs

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FRANCE 2020: Country Report on Democratic Records

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SPAIN 2020: Country Report on Democratic Records

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IRELAND 2020: Country Report on Democratic Records

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GERMANY 2020: Country Report on Democratic Records

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POLAND 2020: Country Report on Democratic Records

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ePrivacy: Letter To MEPs To Protect Freedom & Privacy Online

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Digital Green Certificate: Concerns With The European Commission's Proposal For Regulation And Suggestions For Amendment - Policy Brief

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Open Letter By NGO Coalition To MEPs Urging Them To Vote Against The Proposal On Regulating Terrorist Content Online

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Security Through Human Rights

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Participatory Democracy Under Threat: Growing Restrictions On The Freedoms of NGOs In The EU

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Analysis of Hungarian Parliament Bill T/14967 In Light of EU Rules on Anti-Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing And Free Movement of Capital

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How The European Parliament Can Protect the EU’s Fundamental Values: An Inter-parliamentary Rights Dialogue

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The Rule of Law Dialogue: Five Ideas For Future EU Presidencies

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Digital Green Pass: What The European Commission And Members States Should Do to Make 'Green Pass' Safer And More Inclusive

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Liberties Rule of Law Report 2021: Demanding on Democracy - Country & Trend Reports on Democratic Records by Civil Liberties Organisations Across the European Union

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Enforcing the EU Court of Justice's Judgment on the Hungarian NGO Law: 3 Key Recommendations to the European Commission

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Liberties - Solutions for Microtargeted Political Advertising

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Letter to Chancellor Merkel - Rule of Law and the General Regime of Conditionality for the Protection of the Union Budget

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Protecting Public Watchdogs Across the EU: A Proposal for an EU Anti-SLAPP Law

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EU Harmonized Rules to Protect Public Watchdogs Against SLAPPS: Some Preliminary Reflections

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Letter to the EC - Information Regarding the Interoperability of COVID 19 Contact-Tracing Apps in the European Union

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Open Letter on Behalf of Civil Society Groups Regarding the Proposal for a Regulation on Terrorist Content Online

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Liberties Civic Space Report: Germany’s Civic Space Problem

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Locking Down Critical Voices - Liberties & Greenpeace EU Report

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Copyright consultation - Liberties Survey

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A Comprehensive Plan to Innovate Democracy in Europe - Civil Society Vision for the European Democracy Action Plan

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DSA Consultation - Liberties Position Paper

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Joint Statement - Online Political Advertising Transparency

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Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights in EU Policy Backgrounders for the Germany Presidency of the EU

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Joint Statement in Response to the Inception Impact Assessments on a New Competition Tool Ex Ante Regulatory Instrument for Large Online Platforms Acting as Gatekeepers

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Consultation on the “White Paper on Artificial Intelligence - A European Approach to Excellence and Trust”

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Joint Letter to the EU Council on Telecommunications

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A Response to the European Commission Consultation on Rule of Law in the EU

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A New Fundamental Rights Strategy for the EU: Recommendations from Liberties

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Amicus Brief: Mandl and Others v. Hungary

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Joint NGO letter to the EU Commission: Hungarian Decree on GDPR and the Media

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Principles of the Guidelines Elaborated for the Transposition of Article 17

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Joint Letter to EDPB - Hungary GDPR Decree - Access Now, Liberties, HCLU

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A Response to the European Commission Consultation on Rule of Law in the EU

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Onepager - How to Talk About Human Rights During COVID-19

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GUIDE - How to Talk About Human Rights During COVID-19

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EC Reply to Open Letter from Liberties and Partners

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Copyright Implementation Open Letter

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Letter to Google on ePrivacy

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Backgrounders for the Von der Leyen Commission - Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights in EU Policy

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Model Ethical Funding Policy for NGOs

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Countering Populist Authoritarians - A Guide for Funders and Civil Society Organisations

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A Response to the Commission Communication on Further Strengthening the Rule of Law within the Union - Liberties Policy Paper

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AdTech Ryan Report: Full Version

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AdTech Complaint Ireland - final

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AdTech Complaint UK - final

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AdTech Ryan Report (English)

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Copyright Open Letter to the EC

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Under Siege - Why Polish Courts Matter for Europe

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Brief Overview and Analysis of Tools Available to the EU to Protect Pluralist Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights

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Mozilla Open Letter to Facebook - Political Ads Transparency

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Copyright Directive Council Compromise

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Countering Populist Authoritarians - Liberties Publication - Executive Summary

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Countering Populist Authoritarians - Liberties Publication - e-Book

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Countering Populist Authoritarians - Liberties Publication

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Fake News Report - Informing the Disinformation Debate

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European Values Instrument - Open Letter

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Opinion on the Proposal for the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Protection of Persons Reporting on Breaches of Union Law

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Analysis of the Commission's Proposal for a Rights and Values Programme

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Two Proposals to Promote and Protect European Values through the Multi-Annual Financial Framework: Conditionality of EU Funds and a Financial Instrument to Support NGOs Executive Summary

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