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Brigitte Alfter

Freedom of expression is a precious good, which we have to take care of – also in Europe. Only through documentation, debate and clear support we can maintain and develop this freedom and thus adjust it to our developing democracies. In the turbulence of the recent years we have seen threats to freedom of expression throughout Europe. Reporters – including some who worked with support of Journalismfund.eu - have been threatened verbally or through lawyers for presenting research including hard facts they unveiled. Journalismfund.eu supports the idea of gathering the forces on monitoring and communicating threats to freedom of expression in Europe, as the European Centre for Journalism- & Media freedom envisages, and warmly welcomes the idea of offering legal support to reporters in Europe.