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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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Belarus: Authorities designate Telegram channel NEXTA as “extremist” in further crackdown on independent media

We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the ruling by a Belarusian court to include the popular Telegram channel NEXTA in the list of “extremist” materials under Article 17.11 of the [...]

ECPMF calls for the release of four journalists of pro-Kurdish news agency Mezopotamya Ajansı

Arrested for reporting torture The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR),  is highly concerned by the arrest of four journalists [...]

We welcome the decision of the Supreme Court of Croatia to revoke the decision to extradite whistleblower Jonathan Taylor to Monaco

  Coordinated by   The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, whistleblowing, human rights and transparency organisations, and international jurists welcome the decision of the Supreme Court of Croatia to [...]

Khadija Ismayilova donates prize money to fund Azeri journalists

Photo Credit: Aziz Karimov   Azerbaijani investigative reporter pledges 10,000 euros to fund independent journalism for Nagorno Karabakh. Second prize winner Benjamin Best talked to ECPMF about the risks facing [...]

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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...
Press freedom has been put on trial in the case of a journalist who has escaped a jail term after a massive show of solidarity from journalists and campaigners.  ...
28/05/2020  by Giovanni Vale in Zagreb, Croatia We were used to seeing certain scenes in authoritarian countries, where political leaders use press conferences to insinuate, intimidate, and discredit, sneering in...
By Camille Petit and Jane Whyatt Mystery surrounds the disappearance and death of Sajid Hussain Baloch, whose body was recovered from the river Fyris near Uppsala in Sweden on 23...
Is there much to celebrate this 2020 World Press Freedom Day?   By Faith Miyandazi/ECPMF It is the responsibility of governments to guard their citizens and ensure their rights and freedoms...
Media freedom organisations have united under the umbrella of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) and made their first contribution to the urgent debate on Corona-virus. It is urgent because...
By Jane Whyatt Threatened with death and detained by police when he tried to report attacks on a journalist, Erik Marquardt has felt at first hand the abuses of human...