Category Campaigns
23 Sep

Launch of the German Press Freedom Police Codex in Leipzig

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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.

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8 Jun

Ending Gag Lawsuits in Europe – Protecting Democracy and Fundamental Rights

The EU must end gag lawsuits used to silence individuals and organisations that hold those in positions of power to account.

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4 Jun

Joint call on EU Member States to adopt an ambitious Multiannual Financial Framework

Press freedom, media development, and journalists’ organisations call on Member States to adopt ambitious EU budget for independent journalism and recovery of the media sector

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19 May

Open letter to the European Commission concerning the threat of vexatious litigation against journalists…

The undersigned NGOs welcome the Commission’s commitment to address the threat of vexatious litigation against journalists, activists and others. The weaponization of the law by powerful economic actors has for too long resulted in the suppression of scrutiny and the consequent weakening of the rule of law in the European Union.

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6 May

Press Freedom Police Codex

The Press Freedom Police Codex formulates in eight clauses how the police and journalists can work amicably together. The clauses are based on research into areas of conflict between the two professions from all over Europe. It addresses issues of police violence, surveillance, accreditation, protection of sources and confiscation of journalistic materials.

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5 May

Joint call on Attorney General to ask Europol for joint investigation team on Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

Nine international press freedom organisations have appealed to Attorney General Peter Grech to request Europol to immediately set up a joint investigation team to support the judicial proceedings linked to the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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4 May

ECPMF joins GFMD emergency appeal for support to journalism and media

To mark World Press Freedom Day 2020, ECPMF joined the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) and numerous civil society organisations to launch an emergency appeal for journalism and media support in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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28 Apr

Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal

Launch of the 2020 Annual Report by the partner organisations to the Council of Europe Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists

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10 Apr

Op-ed former EU ambassador: FREE PRISONERS OF OPINION IN TURKEY

Marc Pierini, former EU Ambassador to Turkey, initiated an op-ed on the draft amnesty law affecting political prisoners including journalists in Turkey.

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