Tag: Press Freedom
The United Nations-recognized international day is observed annually on 2 November, with the aim of drawing attention to the low global conviction rate for violent crimes against journalists and media workers.
The journalists, representing about two-thirds of the newsroom, said in a statement on Index they decided to quit after the chairman of the board rejected their request to restore Szabolcs Dull to his position.
The compilation of evidence has been scheduled to continue on Monday.
In a statement on Thursday, Partit Nazzjonalista MEP and European Parliament Quaestor David Casa urged the Commissioner for EU Values and Transparency to introduce legally-binding measures which would protect the work and freedom of journalists in their line of work. The measures would also offer legal protection for activists, human right defenders, academics and trade unionists.
The institute for Maltese journalists, IĠM, has proposed a weekly Press Conference is organised for the sole purpose to let journalists representing all media houses to field questions.
Slovakia's Specialised Court on Monday sentenced former soldier Miroslav Marcek to 23 years in prison for shooting and killing investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova in February 2018.
IĠM noted that various European governments were assisting the media sector through financial aid. The institute provided examples of how other governments were helping media houses and freelance journalists during this crisis.
In his speech, Casa, who forms part of the European Parliament’s administration as a Quaestor, insisted that justice in both the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia as well as with respect to her investigations, is still being prevented from running its course.
The Shift News journalist and co-founder Caroline Muscat and Newsbook.com.mt journalist Monique Agius will testify during today's proceedings.
Journalists have asked the police to investigate cases where people have sought to hinder their work four times in the past five years, of which three took place in the last two months of 2019 alone.