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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.

New phone number

You can reach the office via our new number: +49 (0) 172/3674990

 

For press requests please reach out to press@ecpmf.eu or +49 (0) 3647242

News

Joint statement in support of The Shift News as it faces a freedom of information battle with the government of Malta

ECPMF has joined the undersigned free expression, press freedom, and journalists’ organisations in expressing support for The Shift News as it faces an all-out legal battle against 40 freedom of information (FOI) lawsuits brought by 40 government entities in Malta.

Serbia: REM’s awarding of TV licences underscores media pluralism and media diversity failure

Partners of the MFRR have expressed concern about the Serbian Regulatory Body for Electronic Media (REM)’s decision to award TV licenses to media outlets all supportive of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party.

Poland: Ombudsman must appeal acquisition of newspaper by state-controlled oil company

Partners of the MFRR have written to Marcin Wiącek, Polish Human Rights Ombudsman, expressing concern at his decision to refrain from appealing the acquisition of regional newspaper publisher Polska Press by PKN Orlen, a state-controlled media company.

Malta: Public Inquiry report recommendations must be implemented

ECPMF has joined a group of organisations to express concern at the lack of implementation of the recommendations of the milestone Public Inquiry into the assassination of Malta’s leading investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, one year on from the Inquiry’s publication.

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On 20 July, 2016 Pavel Sheremet, a journalist working for online investigative newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda and Radio Vesti, was assassinated in a car explosion. Pavel Sheremet, 44, was a Belarusian...\nThe post #ReportIt: Five years of impunity – what the murder of Pavel Sheremet means for journalism in Ukraine appeared first on Mapping Media Freedom.
To read the interview in German, click here. On April 29, 2018, two neo-Nazis brutally attacked journalist Martin Mayer* and his colleague, while they were conducting a research trip in...\nThe post #ReportIt: “You can’t intimidate committed journalists with such acts of violence” appeared first on Mapping Media Freedom.
Um das Interview auf Englisch zu lesen, klicken Sie hier. Am 29. April 2018 haben zwei Neonazis den Journalisten Martin Mayer* und seinen Kollegen brutal attackiert, als die beiden Journalisten zu...\nThe post #ReportIt: “Mit solchen Gewalttaten kann man engagierte Journalist:innen nicht einschüchtern” appeared first on Mapping Media Freedom.
When leaving the TV studio in Amsterdam, crime reporter Peter de Vries was shot in the head. ECPMF spoke with Benedikt Strunz, expert for organised crime at German public broadcaster...\nThe post “When journalists can no longer report without fear, it affects us all”: An interview with investigative reporter Benedikt Strunz about the attack on Peter de Vries appeared first on Mapping Media Freedom.
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Interview with freelance journalist Nina Böckmann In the dead of night, between 9 and 10 July 2019, local police in Leipzig, Germany arrived to deport a Syrian refugee. In his...\nThe post #ReportIt: The challenge of reporting in the throes of police violence, protests and deportation appeared first on Mapping Media Freedom.
ECPMF: Franziska Grillmeier, Sie arbeiten schon lange zum Thema Geflüchtete und Migration und wohnen auf der Insel Lesvos in Griechenland. Diese Insel ist seit einigen Jahren den meisten vor allem...\nThe post #ReportIt: Abbau der Pressefreiheit als Preis für die EU Grenzsicherung? appeared first on Mapping Media Freedom.
Interview with Franziska Grillmeier (translated) for World Refugee Day ECPMF: Franziska Grillmeier, you have been working on the topic of refugees and migration for a long time and live on...\nThe post #ReportIt: Reduction of press freedom as the price for EU border security? appeared first on Mapping Media Freedom.
  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....\nThe post #ReportIt: Sharing solidarity with journalists facing sexist online harassment appeared first on Mapping Media Freedom.
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,...\nThe post #ReportIt: “I had never felt so threatened while doing my work” – reporting on climate protests in Germany appeared first on Mapping Media Freedom.