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Joint Statement on Turkey to the European Union

Joint Statement on Turkey to the European Union

7.12.2017International advocats for freedom of expression call on the EU institutions to act on a list of urgent demands regarding press freedom in Turkey.more information

Application now open for ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme

Application now open for ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme

6.12.2017ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme provides a refuge for a limited period of time, a safe place to continue working, to rest and recover. The application deadline is 5th January 2018.more information

Jailed journalist Deniz Yücel no longer in solitary confinement

Jailed journalist Deniz Yücel no longer in solitary confinement

4.12.2017After 294 days, almost ten months in solitary confinement German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel who is jailed in Turkey was transferred to another cell complex in Silivri prison near Istanbul.more information

Malta: Three men charged with murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Malta: Three men charged with murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

4.12.2017Maltese Police investigating the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have arrested ten suspects in connection with the case.more information

Defence kicked out in Altans' trial

Defence kicked out in Altans' trial

13.11.2017 IstanbulThe third hearing of the media trial in connection with the July 15 2016 coup attempt with 17 defendants including Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak was held at İstanbul 26th Heavy Penal Court in Çağlayan on November 13.more information

Death threats against exiled Ukrainian journalist

Death threats against exiled Ukrainian journalist

16.11.2017 HamburgEven in exile, with the support of the media freedom community, some critical independent journalists cannot rest easy. Aleksei Bobrovnikov fled Ukraine to escape death threats. But they have followed him on Facebook.more information



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Turkey's crackdown on media freedom

Turkey
For years now, Turkey has been imprisoning more journalists than any other country in the world. Since the alleged coup in 2016 the numbers are even rising. Worse still, the Turkish regime targets critical journalists even outside its own country. more information

Media freedom needs "political rights, courage and solidarity"

Events
It was stormy – inside and out – at ECPMF’s Leipzig conference “Defending journalists under threat”. Almost 100 participants from all over Europe discussed the gap between Europe’s high expectations of media freedom and the dismal reality. Opinions and impressions.more information