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Fact Finding Mission


Fact Finding Missions are sent to troubled areas to investigate complicated cases. Their task is to discover facts in an impartial, objective and comprehensive manner. 

Fact Finding Missions are an important tool to gather relevant information and bring this to the attention of the public and they are a signal of our concern about a potentially explosive situation. This tool is used pragmatically and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.   

 

Czech Republic


Fact finding mission to Czech Republic

Mission report
The mission, which was conducted between 7.and 8. October 2019, identified six elements that if changed and improved, would have positive impacts to press and media freedom in the country.more information

Italy


So much Mafia, so little news

Mission report Italy
The Mafia is imposing its vow of silence on the news media. This is was the finding behind the 24 interviews conducted by the fact-finding team in December 2018 with mafia experts, prosecutors, politicians and journalists in Rome.more information

Bulgaria


Media ownership in a “captured state”

Fact Finding Mission
Bulgaria has built up a highly worrisome record of freedom of speech and media violations. The Balkan country fails to meet European standards regarding the European Charter on Freedom of the Press.more information

A toxic environment for free press?

Press Release
In between all the international applause for the outgoing Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the European Union, we urge the EU institutions to press Bulgaria to uphold the rule of law. Bulgarian authorities must restore freedom of expression and a free press.
more information

Croatia


The Baltics | Estonia & Lithuania


Germany


In 2018 the ECPMF registered 26 attacks on journalists in Germany

Concept of the enemy

Fact Finding Mission
In 2018 the ECPMF registered 26 attacks on journalists in Germany ECPMF-fact finding mission in Germany investigating attacks on journalists during right-wing populist events shows an increasing danger.more information

Lying Press II

Fact Finding Mission
In 2018 the ECPMF registered 26 attacks on journalists in Germany Since the end of 2015 the number of politically-motivated attacks on journalists in Germany has reduced. Unfortunately that does not mean that we can sound the all-clear. In 2016 too 19 journalists were violently attacked.more information

Lying Press III

Fact Finding Mission
In 2018 the ECPMF registered 26 attacks on journalists in Germany Violence against journalists in Germany is on the rise. Up to mid-September 2018 the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) documented and verified 22 physical attacks on 28 journalists. more information

Republic of Macedonia


Political-motivated violence

Fact Finding Mission
In 2018 the ECPMF registered 26 attacks on journalists in Germany Alarming is the fact that none of these cases were addressed and resolved by the relevant authority.more information

FFM Report Macedonia

Fact Finding Mission
In 2018 the ECPMF registered 26 attacks on journalists in Germany Mission Reportmore information

France


Croatia