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Europe has always been a haven for people fleeing repression, where freedom of the press, freedom of speech and expression are guaranteed. But is that still true? In 2021, the International Federation of Journalists reported that six journalists had been killed that year and 95 others were in prison in Europe. Why does Europe fail to acknowledge the pressure journalists are under in an increasingly violent climate? How can we support journalists in protecting democracy and freedom? Journalists from across Europe discuss the challenges they face. Veronika Munk is a journalist and former editor-in-chief of the independent news platform Telex.hu in Hungary; Antonio Baquero is an investigative journalist in Spain covering organized crime and corruption worldwide; Irina Nedeva is senior editor at Horizon Radio in Bulgaria, committed to defending human rights, art, media and freedom of speech.