Category ECPMF
24 Nov

“The evidence of crimes done by the Russian forces will become the textbook of Ukraine’s recent history” – Interview with a Ukrainian Journalist in Residence.

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with JiR fellows, we interviewed a Ukrainian journalist who is now in exile in Leipzig.

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24 Nov

Slovenia: Media freedom groups back legislative efforts to depoliticise public media

Reform aimed at limiting political interference over RTV SLO faces upcoming referendum challenge.

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18 Nov

Albania: Media pluralism and transparency concerns fuel deterioration in media freedom

Following a two-day fact-finding mission to Tirana on 17-18 November 2022, the partners of the Council of Europe’s Platform on Safety of Journalists today publish their findings on press freedom, media pluralism and the safety of journalists in Albania.

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17 Nov

Italy: a call of support for Roberto Saviano, defendant in a defamation trial

Members of the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE), with the support of the coalition’s Italian group and Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), express solidarity with Roberto Saviano who attended the first hearing in the proceedings for aggravated defamation initiated against him by current Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.

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17 Nov

Bulgarian far-right party’s ‘foreign agent’ bill sparks media freedom concerns

Press freedom groups raise alarm that Bulgarian Foreign Agent law appears intended to target critical media.

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17 Nov

Political pressure on journalists risks undermining media freedom progress in Kosovo

International media freedom and journalists organisations warn that while significant progress has been made in Kosovo, toxic rhetoric and smear campaigns against media, underfunding of public broadcaster and lack of transparency risk undermining the progress.

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9 Nov

Partners of the CoE Platform on Safety of Journalists to conduct international mission to Kosovo and Albania

Between 15 and 18 November 2022, partners of the Council of Europe’s Platform on Safety of Journalists will visit Kosovo and Albania to assess the current state of media freedom and protection for journalists in the two countries.

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1 Nov

Projektmitarbeiter*in für das Projekt “Perspektiven im Exil”

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28 Oct

ECPMF to host RE:Cover Conference on War Reporting in Ukraine

From 9-11 December 2022, ECPMF will host the RE:Cover, a conference focusing on every aspect of war reporting in Ukraine.

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28 Oct

Italy: Concern about prosecutor’s demand for prison sentence for three journalists in response to their factual reporting

The undersigned media freedom and journalist associations today express shared concern over an Italian prosecutor’s request for a six-month prison sentence in a case of defamation through the press involving three journalists.

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