Are new forms of censorship taking form during the pandemic? The case of Romania

Dumitrița Holdiș, Project Manager CIJ As the pandemic triggered by the SARS-Cov-2 spread around Europe, emergency legislation was put in place to allow for governments to better manage the crisis. In some cases, like Hungary and Romania, the state of emergency saw the introduction of measures that limited freedom of speech and freedom of information.  …

Making whistleblowing work for Europe

In an open letter 75 signing organisations urge the EU Council to adopt the Parliament’s position on reporting channels. The whistleblower protection directive is currently in trilogue. The signatories express serious concerns about the reporting channels regime in the Council and Commission positions in these negotiations. The EU is poised to take a momentous step …