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EU Digital Single Market Copyright Directive: Do we want a free press or just free stuff?

EU Digital Single Market Copyright Directive: Do we want a free press or just free stuff?

22.03.2019, LEIPZIGMEPs look set to agree on the new Copyright Directive that will give more rights to creative people such as musicians, media workers, journalists, and movie-makers. The directive is highly controversial. The ECPMF welcomes the new legislation – with certain reservations. more information

Slovakia promises justice for Ján Kuciak as journalists complete his work; businessman charged in case

Slovakia promises justice for Ján Kuciak as journalists complete his work; businessman charged in case

14.03.2019, SlovakiaSlovakia PM Pellegrini has promised the European Parliament that those responsible for murdering Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová will all be caught. Slovak businessman Marian Kočner is now charged with ordering the assassinations. more information

Presse- und Medienfreiheit in der EU: Theorie und Realität

Presse- und Medienfreiheit in der EU: Theorie und Realität

14.03.2019, LeipzigAuf dem Papier ist die EU ein Paradies der Pressefreiheit. In der Realität werden Journalisten verfolgt, eingesperrt und ermordet. Ein Statusbericht aus dem Sammelband „Europa eine Stimme geben“, den MEP Martina Michels herausgegeben hat. more information

Women investigative journalists in Europe battle sexism to do it their own way

Women investigative journalists in Europe battle sexism to do it their own way

13.03.2019, LeipzigSexism, difficulties balancing family and professional life, and threats both on and off line are a reality for women journalists around the world. Here are some stories gathered at the ECPMF's UNCOVERED conference.more information

Victory! EU directive finally protects whistleblowers against intimidation and prosecution

Victory! EU directive finally protects whistleblowers against intimidation and prosecution

12.03.2019, LeipzigIt's a giant leap for whistleblowers! A EU directive now protects whistleblowers by making it legal for them to break news on wrongdoing directly to media outlets or regulators, before first having to check with their bosses.more information

In 2018 the ECPMF registered 26 attacks on journalists in Germany

In 2018 the ECPMF registered 26 attacks on journalists in Germany

02.03.2019, LeipzigThe campaign of the German political right against the 'lying press' ('Lügenpresse') has alarming consequences: The more frequent and the bigger the right-wing protests become, the greater the number of physical attacks against journalists. more information


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