EDRi-gram, 3 May 2023

This week, as the EU Parliament gets ready to vote on the AI Act, we are urging members of Parliament to protect people’s rights in this landmark legislation. We are putting forward our recommendations to lawmakers on protecting journalists from all kinds of surveillance through the European Media Freedom Act. Among other digital rights updates, read about how Irish and French Parliamentarians have become the latest voices to sound the alarm against monitoring of people’s messages in the proposed Child Sexual Abuse Regulation. You can still share your feedback on the draft programme for an initial decolonising process for the digital rights field in Europe.

By EDRi · May 3, 2023



Off.guard: the necessary tool during internet shutdowns & blackouts

Civil Rights Defenders

To counter the growing number of internet shutdowns, Civil Rights Defenders has created Off.guard – a digital tool that increases access to news and user generated information during internet disruptions. Support freedom of speech and access to information by sharing Off.guard with people in affected regions.



Monetizing Misogyny: how does media spread gender-based disinformation in Italy & Hungary?

EU DisinfoLab

EU DisinfoLab co-hosted a webinar on March 21 with Lucina Di Meco, Co-Founder of #ShePersisted to present the findings from their “Monetizing Mysogyny” study, and the role of media in spreading online hate and gendered disinformation in Italy & Hungary. Watch the full webinar.


The Digital Services Act: ensuring a safe and accountable online environment

European Commission “Europe Calling” podcast

As a result of EU’s Digital Services Act, online platforms have to introduce new measures to reduce harms and counter risks online without restricting freedom of expression. Striking this balance has been tricky, but highly necessary as explained by the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, and EDRi’s Jan Penfrat in this new episode of the podcast “Europe Calling”. Listen to it!


Liberties Media Freedom report 2023

Civil Liberties Union for Europe

Compiled by more than 20 civil liberties organisations from across the EU, the report presents evidence and analyses key developments in media freedom and pluralism, safety and protection of journalists and freedom of expression and information in 2022. Read the report.