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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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Legal threats from fossil fuel firms reinforce call for anti-SLAPP Directive

Vice President Jourová European Commission Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels CC: Commissioner Reynders 04 May 2021 Re: Eni’s abuse of SLAPPs, the latest example of fossil fuel [...]

Journalists and NGOs around the world call on Russia to stop suppression of independent media

Suppression of Russian Media On this World Press Freedom Day, we call on the Russian government to uphold its responsibility to protect and defend freedom of the press. In 1998, [...]

Poland: Editorial independence of Polska Press outlets at risk

Poland: Purge of editors begins despite court ruling suspending purchase of Polska Press over media pluralism concerns The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today calls on Poland’s state-controlled oil giant [...]

Romania: abusive legal action by former bishop against journalists and outlets in Romania

Civil society coalition concerned about abusive legal action by former bishop against journalists and outlets in Romania The undersigned civil society organisations are concerned about the legal action taken by [...]

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  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,...
[Leggi la versione italiana qui sotto.]   By Nello Scavo The worst enemy of journalists and journalism is not crime, but the state lie. A state that lies when faced...
by Zoran Kusovac In July 2020 during public disturbances in Belgrade, some reporters were physically attacked by protestors and police, because of their perceived position, in terms of the ownership...
To many, the move of NOS News came as a surprise. What had happened to the Netherlands, so often perceived to be a nation of few extremes and plenty of tolerance?
By Dumitrița Holdiș, Project Manager at the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Bucharest, Romania and non-resident fellow at the Center for Media, Data and Society at Central European University in...
For World Mental Health Day (10th October 2020) ECPMF Helpdesk Manager, Katrin Schatz outlines the steps needed to protect the mental health and emotional wellbeing of journalists and media workers...
By Roberta Knoll, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom In this piece, ‘women’ refers to all people who identify as women. “Watch when you are seen in public”. This...
by Martin Hoffmann, Vice Chair of the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research (EIJC), Editor with ZDF heute journal and Researcher for ECPMF 113 journalists and media workers in...
Interview by Jane Whyatt and Lutz Kinkel The Polish government seeks to control the public discourse. Gazeta Wyborza is a flagship for independent quality journalism – and because of that...