Author Press-ECPMF
19 Nov

Journalist-in-Residence programme in Milan kicks off

MFRR Journalist-in-Residence (JiR) programme in Milan has officially starts

17 Nov

The Czech Republic: MFRR partners concerned over side-lining of critical media outlets during the government press conferences

MFRR write to express their disappointment over the lack of communication with the media by the Government of the Czech Republic and the repeated denial of access for certain outlets to COVID-19 press conferences.

11 Nov

France: concerns about new draft law that would make it illegal to publish images of police and gendarmes at work

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), with French unions SNJ, SNJ-CGT, CFDT-Journalistes, are concerned about a legislative proposal currently pending in the French parliament, which would make it illegal to disseminate images of law enforcement officers of the national police and gendarmerie. We call on the members of Parliament to delete the proposed text.

11 Nov

France : inquiétudes après une proposition de loi qui rendrait illégale la diffusion d’images des forces de l’ordre

Le Centre européen pour la liberté de la presse et des médias (ECPMF) et la Fédération européenne des journalistes (FEJ), dans le cadre du MFRR (Rapid Response Media Freedom), avec les syndicats français le Syndicat national des journalistes (SNJ), SNJ-CGT, CFDT-Journalistes, s'inquiètent d'une proposition législative actuellement en discussion au Parlement français, qui rendrait illégale la diffusion d'images de fonctionnaires de police et de gendarmerie. Nous appelons les parlementaires français à supprimer le texte proposé.

30 Oct

Albania: ECPMF condemns bomb attack and calls for effective investigation

MFRR condemns the bomb attack on the home of Albanian journalist Elidon Ndreka, earlier in the morning of 30 October. We call for a swift, thorough and effective investigation into the attack, which Ndreka believes may be linked to his work as a reporter, that ensures those behind it are brought to justice.

8 Oct

To go where it hurts – Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media 2020

Khadija Ismayilova and Benjamin Best are awarded this year's “Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media” by the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig

17 Sep

Report It campaign to highlight threats against journalists and media workers and encourage everyone to speak up and speak out

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), which coordinates the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) has today launched the ‘Report It’ campaign amid increased threats to journalists and media workers across Europe. In addition to creating awareness about different threats to press and media freedom, the Report It campaign encourages everyone to speak up and speak out against violations that they witness or experience in this regard.

14 Aug

Kulatý stůl v Praze: Média mají kontrolovat politiky a nikoli naopak, říká senátor Smoljak

Stálá komise Senátu ČR pro sdělovací prostředky má obavy o budoucnost veřejnoprávních médií. ECPMF a IPI poskytly několik mediálních expertů do odborné diskuse u kulatého stolu.

10 Aug

IJ4EU launches the second call of its Investigation Support Scheme

IJ4EU launches the second call of its Investigation Support Scheme, offering grants of up to €50,000.

12 Jul

Malta: five media outlets threatened by lawyers of British-Azeri business owner

Between 1 May and 26 June 2020, a US-based law firm, Lambert Worldwide and a UK-based law firm, Atkins Thomson sent legal letters to Times of Malta, MaltaToday, Malta Independent, Lovin Malta and The Shift News in relation to their reporting and journalistic enquiries.