CoE calls on member states to remedy quickly and effectively any threats to media freedom
CoE calls on member states to remedy quickly and effectively any threats to media freedom

The Parliamentary Assembly called on Council of Europe bodies to keep advocating the development of a safe environment for journalists and other media players in all European countries, Council of Europe says in its statement.

The Parliamentary Assembly says that regarding media freedom and safety of journalists, “the situation “is particularly worrying in Azerbaijan, Hungary, Malta, the Russian Federation and Turkey.”

“Between 2015 and 25 November 2019 26 journalists were killed, including 22 cases where there has been impunity, and 109 journalists are currently in detention; while 638 serious press freedom violations have been reported in 39 countries,” the statement reads.

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