Journalists are increasingly facing attempts to muzzle their work on uncovering corruption, injustice and threats to democracy. World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, is time to call a halt to such pressure so a free press can hold States to account and report on injustice and rights violations, says the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights.
The Agency has published its five year Strategic Plan that will guide the Agency from 2018 until 2022. It will help ensure FRA continues to be acknowledged as a unique and independent centre of reference and excellence for promoting and protecting human rights in the EU.
On 23 April, the Agency attended a meeting in Strasbourg of EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies to discuss preparations for increasing the mandate of the eu-LISA agency in the areas of statistics and quality control.