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European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

 

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) is a non-profit organisation that was founded in Leipzig, Germany, 2015. It operates on the basis of  the European Charter on Freedom of the Press and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

The vision of the Centre is a society where media freedom enables open discourse and everyone can seek, receive and impart information.

ECPMF’s mission is to promote, preserve and defend media freedom. We do this by monitoring violations, providing practical support and engaging diverse stakeholders across Europe.

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Register now for #UNCOVERED 2021 conference

Supporting cross-border investigative journalism #UNCOVERED is the annual conference of the Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) programme. Organised by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), the conference [...]

Report to Malta public inquiry into the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Coordinated by the Media Freedom Rapid Response, this submission to the ongoing public inquiry details Malta’s relevant international obligations to uphold freedom of expression, the threats Daphne Caruana Galizia faced [...]

International press freedom and journalists’ organisations condemn continued judicial persecution of Jovo Martinović after his appeal was rejected

Tuesday 30th March 2021 Leading press freedom and journalists’ organisations, including ​Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners,​ strongly condemn the decision by the Court of Appeals to reject Jovo Martinović’s [...]

Summit shows solidarity and points to future safeguards for press freedom

by Nik Williams The COVID-19 pandemic transformed Europe, in the same month when the Media Freedom Rapid Response started its first year. It pushed the inaugural MFRR Summit online and  [...]

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Latest reports on Mappingmediafreedom.org

  Journalists Tanja Milevska, Anastasia Tikhomirova and Marianna Spring work in different countries for different media but have one thing in common: all  have become targets for misogynist online harassment....
By Katharina Schipkowski In the early morning before sunrise, about two hundred people arrived in a local train at a very small railway station in Rhineland, near Europe’s biggest coalmine,...
[Leggi la versione italiana qui sotto.]   By Nello Scavo The worst enemy of journalists and journalism is not crime, but the state lie. A state that lies when faced...
by Zoran Kusovac In July 2020 during public disturbances in Belgrade, some reporters were physically attacked by protestors and police, because of their perceived position, in terms of the ownership...
To many, the move of NOS News came as a surprise. What had happened to the Netherlands, so often perceived to be a nation of few extremes and plenty of tolerance?
By Dumitrița Holdiș, Project Manager at the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Bucharest, Romania and non-resident fellow at the Center for Media, Data and Society at Central European University in...
For World Mental Health Day (10th October 2020) ECPMF Helpdesk Manager, Katrin Schatz outlines the steps needed to protect the mental health and emotional wellbeing of journalists and media workers...
By Roberta Knoll, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom In this piece, ‘women’ refers to all people who identify as women. “Watch when you are seen in public”. This...
by Martin Hoffmann, Vice Chair of the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research (EIJC), Editor with ZDF heute journal and Researcher for ECPMF 113 journalists and media workers in...
Interview by Jane Whyatt and Lutz Kinkel The Polish government seeks to control the public discourse. Gazeta Wyborza is a flagship for independent quality journalism – and because of that...