Germany should use its EU presidency to reinforce press freedom


Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the German government, which will take over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for the next six months tomorrow, to use this position to defend journalists’ safety, take measures to combat erosion of the rule of law, and support the media, which have been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis.

The coronavirus crisis has highlighted not only the importance of reliable news and information and the crucial role played by independent media, but also their fragility.


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