Category Press release
16 Apr

Feindbild Journalist:in 8: Angst vor der Selbstzensur

Die Zahl der physischen Angriffe auf Journalist:innen stieg im vergangenen Jahr im Vergleich zu 2022 wieder an. Nach 56 Fällen im Jahr 2022 verifizierte das ECPMF für 2023 69 Fälle von physischen Angriffen auf Journalist:innen.

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4 Apr

Report: Media Freedom in Romania Ahead of Super Election Year

Amidst Romania’s Super Election Year, the MFRR unveils a report delving into the pressing issues surrounding media freedom in the country.

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18 Mar

Flutura Kusari receives the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) is extremely proud to announce that Senior Legal Advisor Flutura Kusari has been awarded the prestigious Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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5 Mar

Safety of Journalists Platform 2024 Report: Spyware against journalists, abusive lawsuits, and journalists in exile

The unlawful deployments of spyware, the use of abusive lawsuits to hamper investigative work, and the precarious situation of many journalists in exile are some of the main concerns expressed by the partner organisations of the Council of Europe’s Platform on the Safety of Journalists in their 2024 annual report.

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8 Jan

IJ4EU rebooted: €2M in grants for cross-border journalism in Europe

The Investigative Journalism for Europe fund is back with a new and improved programme of support for watchdog reporting.

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5 Dec

Social media is the main source of information for Ukrainian refugees in Germany

On behalf of ECPMF and The JX Fund, The Forsa Institute for Social Research and Statistical Analysis (forsa) has surveyed the media usage of Ukrainian refugees in Germany for the first time.

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12 Oct

MFRR partners to carry out media freedom mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) will travel to Banja Luka and Sarajevo from 22 to 25 October 2023 to assess the current state of play for media freedom in the country and start a dialogue with the authorities.

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5 Oct

Media freedom at a crossroads: Journalism in Poland faces uncertain future ahead of election

The Media Freedom Rapid Response today issued its report “Media Freedom at a crossroads: Journalism in Poland faces uncertain future ahead of election” following its mission to Warsaw on 11 – 13 September.

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25 Sep

Turkey: Annual international press freedom mission to Ankara, Diyarbakır, and Istanbul

Between 2 and 5 October 2023, five international media freedom organisations will conduct an annual joint press freedom mission to Ankara, Diyarbakır and Istanbul.

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15 Sep

Polish media grapple with unprecedented challenges and uncertain future as the country faces electoral crossroads

At the conclusion of their press freedom mission to Warsaw from 11-13 September, partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) declared that the media and journalists in Poland are facing unprecedented challenges including legal threats, financial precarity, political pressure, regulatory capture and growing polarisation.

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