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Guest blog post by Denis MacShane, the UK’s former minister for Europe. His latest book is Brexit, No Exit. Why (in the End) Britain Won’t Leave Europe (IB Tauris). Recently the London Eurosceptic political weekly, the Spectator, published an article by the most fervent EU federalist to be found in Europe. Jean Quatremer is a… » read more

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  Guest post by Doriane de Lestrange, lawyer focusing on EU Regulatory law   The High Level Group on Fake News is about to hold its inaugural meeting this January 2018, at a time where more and more Member States are addressing this topic at national level thus pressuring the EU Commission to act against… » read more

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Guest post by Tinatin Khidasheli, Georgian jurist and politician Once again Russia’s abysmal record on human rights is exposed for the world to see. On 30 November, Human Rights Watch slammed the Russian Government for the intensified enforcement of the country’s repressive legislation that blacklists foreign “undesirable” organizations – for the most part American, and… » read more

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Poland: We Want God and Nation

Guest post by W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz Many foreign media sources, including The Guardian and CNN, have described the Independence March in Warsaw on November 11, in which between 60,000 to 100,000 participated, as nationalist, fascist or white supremacist, creating thus a negative image of this event. While a massive demonstration can attract people with many… » read more

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Guest post by Arlind Puka, Administrative Assistant The refusal of Hungary and Slovakia to comply with an ECJ’s decision to uphold the EU’s refugee relocation scheme which aims to relocate 160,000 asylum seekers from Greece and Italy, has increased tensions between the EU and the Hungarian Prime Minister. In Hungary, Orban’s government has attacked the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Chris Wiersma, academic fellow in Media Law & Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic, Political Communication and Science and Technology Studies scholar. On 22 March, a communication has been issued by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECtHR) about 49 cases against Russia. The country’s Foreign Agent Act is now under scrutiny by… » read more

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Guest blog post by Robin Sclafani, Director, CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe. First published November 28, 2016. We all know people who are the victims of hate crimes and hate speech. They are people of colour. Perhaps from another country or ethnicity. Or with a distinctive religion. Maybe they are disabled… » read more

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Guest blog post by Dr. Caroline Pauwels, Professor at the department of media & communications at the Free University of Brussels. Caroline is also the Director of iMinds-SMIT and the founder of DifferenceDay.com. As early as 1993 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared May 3rd World Press Freedom Day. It so happened that… » read more

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In a recent article entitled ‘Journalists sound alarm over press freedom in Europe‘, EurActiv.com wrote that in Slovakia there are marked tensions between journalists and government. That’s true – most notably the tension between Prime Minister Robert Fico and private media. The current Slovak government is everything but press-friendly. The past case of journalist Martin… » read more

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