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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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Malta: Implementation of Public Inquiry recommendations must meet international standards

14 January 2022 Our organisations note the announcement by Prime Minister Abela of the appointment of a Committee of Experts to implement the recommendations of the Public Inquiry into the [...]

Nineteen organisations reiterate their support for Carole Cadwalladr as she faces SLAPP trial

The undersigned organisations reiterate their support for award-winning journalist and author, Carole Cadwalladr, who is facing a week-long defamation trial in London this week. Cadwalladr, who works for the Guardian [...]

“In Leipzig I felt very safe. I had time to think.” – Ayşe Düzkan, ECPMF Journalist-in-Residence

Following her time as an ECPMF Journalist-in-Residence (JiR), we spoke to Turkish journalist Ayşe Düzkan about her time in Leipzig and reasons for joining the programme. What were your reasons [...]

MFRR to host press freedom mission to the Netherlands

05 January 2022 As part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), Free Press Unlimited (FPU) and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) are organising an international [...]

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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
  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....
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,...