During Viktor Orbán's 13 years in power in Hungary, press and media freedom in the country has been severely restricted. This has provoked reactions and received criticism from the EU. In the picture, Viktor Orbán speaks before his EU parliamentary group, EPP, in 2014. Photo: European People's Party. Source: Flickr.
Of: Nora Nattorp
Viktor Orbán regained the position of Prime Minister of Hungary in 2010. Since then, he has implemented major political changes affecting the democratic rights of the population. Journalists in the country are wiretapped and critical voices are silenced - despite the fact that freedom of speech and the press is part of the country's constitution.
March 16, 2023, Development magazine explains
Disinformation is part of warfare in many conflicts. For example, as part of Russian propaganda earlier this year, a fake video was circulated on the Internet depicting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky calling on Ukrainian soldiers to lay down their arms and surrender. Photo: President of Ukraine. Source: Flickr.
Of: QUESTIONS & INQUIRIES
Journalists' mission in times of war is not only to provide the population with information, but also to ensure that false information is not spread further. Journalists in Ukraine therefore have established methods for dealing with disinformation. Professional journalists report from the most war-affected areas of the country - and so far 32 journalists have lost their lives since the war broke out in February.
July 27, 2022, Almedalen - article, Report
Several parallel investigations are being carried out into the fatal shooting of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, which occurred in May this year. Now the UN has determined that Israeli forces are to blame for her death. Photo: Alisdare Hickson. Source: Flickr.
Of: Julia Lundén Azzeddine
in 11. May the journalist was shot Shireen Abu Akhleh, employed on the Arabic-language television channel Al-Jazeera, dead on the West Bank. Since then, it has been going on several parallel investigations to sort out the debt issue. Now the UN has determined that it was Israeli forces that killed the journalist.
June 30, 2022, News
Is nuclear power a solution for sustaining growth and reducing emissions? It was discussed this week between M and MP. Pixabay photo
Of: Erica Fahlström
How can the EU lead the global climate and environmental work forward? Over the past week, there has been a discussion on, among other things, growth policy versus sustainability, the relationship of climate change to public health, the loss of biodiversity and freedom of the press - and debaters have particularly emphasized the importance of prioritizing these issues in the EU.
May 8, 2019, Current debate
Demonstration in memory of the murdered journalist Ján Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kušnírová. Bratislava, March 2018 Photo: Peter Tkac, Flickr
Of: Jennifer Augustsson
The threat to journalists and media workers has increased globally in 2018, according to reports from press freedom organizations. The alarming trend does not seem to be slowing down and there is a call for improvement.
April 26, 2019, Report