European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)
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Vadym Komarov was left in a coma following a vicious assault on 4 May; he never regained consciousness and died on 20 June. The police have made no arrests.

Golunov’s arrest on spurious drug charges met with a wave of protest by Russian newspapers, journalists and rights activists around the world; he was released from house arrest with all charges dropped on 11 June.

Far right minister Matteo Salvini has made a second threat to withdraw the police detail protecting Saviano from mafia assassination attempts.

The European Federation of Journalists calls for an EU where not only the economy and growth matter but where concrete action is taken to ensure that citizens’ right to know is guaranteed.

A tribute for the murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia that includes the date of her assassination is sprayed on a wall in Valletta, Malta, 10 March 2018, Dan Kitwood/Getty Images for the Daphne Project

The resolution highlights serious shortcomings in the rule of law in Malta and Slovakia and warns of rising threats to journalists throughout the EU.

IFEX members protest Turkey’s attempts to silence and control foreign media coverage in the country.

Andrej Plenkovic, Prime Minister of Croatia, speaks at the European Council during a two day EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, 14 December 2018, Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Politicians, public figures and corporations have filed over 1,100 lawsuits against journalists with the intention of intimidating them into self-censorship.

Turkish Jandarma (Gendarmerie) soldiers guard the entrance to the Silivri Courthouse during the trial of journalists from "Cumhuriyet" newspaper, in Istanbul, Turkey, 11 September 2017, Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Forty-seven MEPs and 14 press freedom groups joined a resolution underscoring the lack of effective domestic legal remedies for journalists targeted in Turkey’s media crackdown.