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5 Dec

Almost half of all women journalists endure harassment – here you find help

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6 Nov

Romania: ECPMF helps Active Watch to oppose new draft law

By Mira Swaminathan – 06.11.2017 A new draft law was introduced in Romania in October 2017 that threatens the independence of the national news agency, Agerpres. The ECPMF is supporting ActiveWatch […]

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2 Nov

Why we need a EU framework for the protection of whistleblowers

By Marzia Bona – 02.11.2017 On October 24th, 2017, the European Parliament voted an important – although not binding – report on the need for a EU framework for the protection […]

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22 Sep

An open letter from Henrik Kaufholz, ECPMF Chairman, to all parliamentarians in the Council of Europe

Dear Member of the Parliamentary Assembly, Azerbaijan’s human rights record is shameful. Europe’s elected representatives should insist on improvements before ANY further co-operation is proposed or deals are signed with Azerbaijan - by individuals, state-backed companies, nations or European institutions.

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18 Aug

Jailed journalist accuses government of “revenge”

Reporter Afgan Mukhtarli has made a defiant speech in court, claiming he is being punished as “revenge“ for his investigations of alleged corruption involving Azerbaijan’s ruling family, the Aliyevs.

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20 Jun

MEPs demand Afgan Mukhtarli’s release, but EU’s Hahn courts Baku regime

The European Parliament has denounced the state kidnapping of journalist Afghan Mukhtarli. The roles of Azerbaijan and Georgia are both highlighted in a three-page, strongly-worded condemnation.

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2 Jun

Protests against Azeri journalist’s “extraordinary rendition” and detention

Demonstrators have gathered in the Georgian capital Tbilisi in support of Afghan Mukhtarli, the exiled journalist who was taken by unknown persons to Azerbaijan where he is now on trial.

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31 May

ECPMF chairman Henrik Kaufholz: “Georgia’s failure to protect exiled journalists contradicts country’s commitments under EU Association Agreement”

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) strongly condemns the abduction of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli from his Tbilisi, Georgia exile on 29 May 2017.

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26 Sep

Not just banter: Women journalists speak out against sexual harassment

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