ECPMF signs joint media freedom statement on the European Media Freedom Act
Media freedom groups concerned by delay in investigation into leak of Emilia Șercan’s stolen photos
Czech Republic: MFRR pushes for reforms to strengthen independence of public broadcaster
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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 the new number +49 (0)172/3674990

News

Spain: Fine against photographer underscores urgent need for reform of Gag Law

Partners of the MFRR today express serious concern over the recent €1,000 fine issued to Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Javier Bauluz under Spain’s controversial “Gag Law”.

“You can’t write anything without considering the war, because the war changed everything” – Interview with Ukrainian journalist Maria Grynevych

Maria Grynevych is a Ukrainian journalist and Chief Editor of the news agency Socportal. She has been displaced since the start of the war in Ukraine. Maria is currently participating in ECPMF’s Journalist-in-Residence programme in Leipzig.

Vice President of the European Commission Věra Jourová visits ECPMF

On 01 June, Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission visited the ECPMF office as part of a visit to Leipzig to discuss media freedom, pluralism, and the safety of journalists; in particular in the context of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Feindbild Journalist 6 – Hatred on the Doorstep

ECPMF, as part of the MFRR, has published the English translation of the 2021 iteration of “Feindbild”, an annual study into politically-motivated violence against journalists in Germany.

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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.
Slovenia: After loss of funding – what happens now to Radio Študent, Europe’s oldest independent radio station? From 100,000 € to zero – that’s the sad result for the Slovenian...\nThe post #ReportIt: “We will continue, no one can change this” appeared first on Mapping Media Freedom.
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.