Hi all,

as you might have noticed, our Brussels colleagues are working on - a lot of stuff - but also on the proposal for a regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online - terreg in the EU bubble slang.

Wikimedia Deutschland, together with Reporter Ohne Grenzen, the German Association of Journalists, the German Union of Journalists, and Whistleblower Network, sent an open letter to the German government. The letter calls on Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht to take a stronger stand for basic communication rights at European level in the context of negotiations on the EU Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online.

As the issue is not debated nearly, the time gained should be used for a public debate over this legislation. We translated the german open letter into english, as it may serve as a template or orientation for your national open letters or other approaches on forming alliances and warning governments of the negative consequences of the terrorist content regulation regarding freedom of information. Please feel free to adapt it for your conditions. You might also see edri's open letter to the members of the Council of the EU for the key concerns.


Lilli Iliev

Projektmanagerin Politik
project manager public policy

Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0

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