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Defending Daphne’s legacy - funding for the Caruana Galizia family’s court battles

Defending Daphne’s legacy - funding for the Caruana Galizia family’s court battles

14.05.2019, LeipzigA grieving family should not have to pay to defend in court the reputation of their mother, who was assassinated in order to silence her investigative reporting. Therefore, a 50,000 euros grant will support litigation in the case of Daphne Caruana Galizia. more information

  Fact-finding mission to Italy: The Mafia is a systemic threat to press freedom

Fact-finding mission to Italy: The Mafia is a systemic threat to press freedom

13.05.2019, LeipzigThe Mafia is imposing its vow of silence on the news media. This is was the finding behind the 24 interviews conducted by the fact-finding team in December 2018 with mafia experts, prosecutors, politicians and journalists in Rome.more information

Czech people demand resignation of Prime Minister and media owner Babiš

Czech people demand resignation of Prime Minister and media owner Babiš

07.05.2019, CZECH REPUBLICTens of thousands of people in the Czech Republic have been protesting against Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his newly appointed Justice Minister Marie Benesova. The protests, now in their second week, have been organised by the NGO A Million Moments for Democracy.more information

Classical music, cartoons and courage - new ways to stand up for press freedom

Classical music, cartoons and courage - new ways to stand up for press freedom

06.05.2019, LeipzigLooking at the state of press freedom in Europe can be depressing. But the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom keeps finding new ways to motivate human rights defenders. On World Press Freedom Day in ECPMF’s home city of Leipzig, they shared some of their best ideas.more information

Special prize for IJ4EU cross border investigative reporters from Bulgaria and Romania

Special prize for IJ4EU cross border investigative reporters from Bulgaria and Romania

02.05.2019, BerlinThe bravery of a cross-border team of investigative reporters supported by the IJ4EU has been rewarded with a special prize at the 2019 Axel Springer Academy Awards for Young Journalists, for Attila Biro and Dimitar Stoyanov.more information

Court decides police were wrong to refuse journalist accreditation for political event

Court decides police were wrong to refuse journalist accreditation for political event

16.04.2019, LondonThe High Court in London has ruled that police wrongly classed a political reporter as a security risk because he was present when activists released cockroaches and locusts into a restaurant. Segalov won the case and was awarded costs against the Sussex Police.more information


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