Providing temporary shelter for European journalists at risk: ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme

Journalists in Residence

The ECPMF's Journalists-in-Residence programme was designed as a temporary shelter for journalists who face harassment and intimidation as a direct result of their work. It provides a refuge for a limited period of time, a safe and discreet place to continue investigating and publishing, to rest and to recover and - if individual circumstances permit - a platform to highlight media freedom issues in the journalist’s home country.

The ECPMF provides a rent-free, furnished apartment in Leipzig and a monthly grant of 1,000 euros. Costs are also covered for travel to and from Leipzig, as well as for health insurance. Participation in a journalism-related training, access to legal counseling, as well as seeing a psychologist or a trauma therapist can all be arranged upon request.

How to participate

Participation is through responding to one of the calls for application the Centre issues several times each year.
Calls for application are announced on and the ECPMF’s social media and are also disseminated throughout the Centre’s European network.

Register your interest in advance

If you wish to be notified once a new call has been released, please send your name and preferred email address to or to the postal address indicated below. All personal information will be treated as strictly confidential.

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
Journalists-in-Residence Programme
Menckestrasse 27
04155 Leipzig, Germany

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