“Perversity”, “depravity” and “an arrogant culture of impunity”

Recent articles in Europe & Central Asia

Four arrested over 2019 killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland

“We welcome the apparent progress in the investigation into the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, but are concerned that there has still not been justice nearly two and a half years on. Delayed justice has only contributed to a worrying overall climate for media in Northern Ireland” – RSF.

Press freedom organisations welcome European Commission’s Recommendation on safety of journalists

“The key to the Recommendation’s success will lie in effectively following up on its outcomes and holding the member states to account if their implementation is lacking.”

ARTICLE 19 raises concerns over Spain’s Ministerial Order on Disinformation

“While we welcome that public communications strategies to counter disinformation are preferred over restriction-based approaches, we are worried that disinformation is seen as a national security concern and the objectives, actions and levels of the National Procedure fail to determine the aim they sought to protect.”