Prosecution of journalists in Turkey, frequent attacks on media workers in Hungary, Poland and Ukraine, accreditations withdrawn at the G20 summit in Germany and daily harassment through verbal abuse and hate speech... threats to journalists and violations of media freedom are on the increase across Europe.
At ECPMF's conference "Defending journalists under threat: solidarity, support and safe houses" we want to explore practical solutions for tackling the many threats that media workers face today. Media workers under threat, high-profile experts, politicians and representatives of support networks will discuss various legal, practical and political approaches to improve the current situation.
Looking forward to see you at:
ECPMF Conference “Defending journalists under threat - solidarity, support and safe houses”
Thursday, October 5th, 2017, 9am-6pm
Leipzig School of Media, Poetenweg 28, Leipzig, Germany
The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) unites journalists’ associations, publishing houses, academic institutions, trade unions and media rights experts to achieve the application of the European Charter on Freedom of the Press throughout Europe. Founded in 2015, it is registered as European Cooperative Society and headquartered in Leipzig with partners and supporters in 16 countries. The ECPMF provides news, analyses and tools on media freedom issues, coordinates its member organisations' activities and helps individual journalists under threat, for example through a residence programme and petitions.
Find more information here: ecpmf.eu