ECPMF, as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), calls for a robust and independent investigation into the potentially unlawful manipulation of Freedom of Information requests by the UK Government.

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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.

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Poland: OKO.press bears huge financial burden for legal threats against it

OKO.press of Poland bears huge financial burden for legal threats against it.

Germany: attacks on journalists and media workers at protests impede coverage

Only two weeks after the numerous attacks on journalists during the "Querdenken" demonstration in Leipzig on 7 November, we are once again witnessing attacks on media workers during today's demonstration [...]

MFRR condemns the arson attack on the publisher of The Digger and other acts to intimidate those selling the Glasgow-based weekly

MFRR condemns the arson attack on the publisher of The Digger and other acts to intimidate those selling the Glasgow-based weekly

The Czech Republic: MFRR partners concerned over side-lining of critical media outlets during the government press conferences

MFRR write to express their disappointment over the lack of communication with the media by the Government of the Czech Republic and the repeated denial of access for certain outlets to COVID-19 press conferences.

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