Slovakia Supreme Court sends murder suspects back for re-trial
Turkey: new allegations regarding the unsolved murders of investigative journalists
Ensure gender-justice for women journalists and media workers. MFRR submission to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression
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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.


Biden urged to address media freedom in Hungary and Poland during Europe visit

Dear President Biden, On the occasion of your visit to Brussels to meet with the European Union and NATO partners, the Media Freedom Rapid Response wants to draw your attention [...]

Poland: PKN Orlen media purchase violates EU merger rules and media pluralism standards

MFRR supports ARTICLE 19 legal opinion submitted to Warsaw competition court The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today said that allowing the acquisition of regional newspaper publisher Polska Press by [...]

Albania: MFRR partners concerned about restrictions on access to Parliament

11 June 2021 To:  Speaker of the Parliament of Albania, Gramoz Ruçi   CC:  European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja [...]

Slovenia: MFRR calls on Prime Minister Jansa to stop tweeting insults

9 June 2021 The partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) are dismayed by Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša’s disparaging tweet about Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, [...]


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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,...
[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...