Freedom of Press : Freedom of Press
Court of Tax Appeals Acquits Rappler and Maria Ressa
The Philippine Court of Tax Appeals has acquitted the Filipino online news website and its president of charges filed over four years ago. The verdict marks a victory for press freedom and fair business standards under the rule of law. “It feels like the world is slowly turning right side up” Ressa stated as the independent news website reasserts their mission never to yield from instruments of intimidation and to continue holding truth to power.
Dr. Athanasios Grammenos
Freedom of the Press in Greece
On April 20, the annual World Press Freedom Index for 2021 was published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). It is the established annual survey that assesses the freedom enjoyed by journalists in 180 countries, and which includes scores and benchmarks according to a number of criteria. In recent years, as the influence of many governments on the media has affected the quality of information, this research has become particularly important.
Freedom of the press in the virus crisis Independent media in the Western Balkan
Freedom of the press is not at its best in South Eastern Europe. Whether through obstructions, arrests or aggravated existential needs: the virus crisis puts additional pressure on the hard-pressed media in the Western Balkans.
Serbian Media During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Find a link to the Serbian PDF download below - Journalism without Fear or Favour - this year’s theme of World Press Freedom Day 2020. The International Press Freedom Day is celebrated every year on 3 May to highlight violations of press freedom and the importance of free and independent reporting. As the Covid19 pandemic has also caused an infodemic or pandemic of misinformation, this year's World Press Freedom Day is more important than ever.We have asked Nikola Tomić to answer some questions on how media and journalists are coping with the new challenge of reporting on Covid19 in Serbia.