In last year alone, 79 journalists were assassinated worldwide in the exercise of their profession. We Liberals committed to defending the safety of journalists and fighting against impunity for crimes committed against them.
Any state under the rule of law that respects individual freedoms, and particularly the freedoms of opinion, conscience and expression, relies on a free, independent press that is safe from censorship, coercion and aggression. On World Press Freedom Day we made it clear once more: what recently happened in Malta and Slovakia has no place in the EU! Read the blog post of Sophie in ‘t Veld here.
We welcome the adoption of the Spinelli report on Media pluralism & freedom in the EU, calling on Member States to set up an independent and impartial regulatory body for monitoring, documenting & reporting on violence & threats against journalists. #WorldPressFreedomDay https://t.co/ORElzLvTMV— Renew Europe (@RenewEurope) May 3, 2018