Category Advocacy
13 Mar

Women investigative journalists battle sexism to do it their own way

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20 Mar

ECPMF legal aid in 2017: from Turkey to Azerbaijan and Italy

20.03.2018 The ECPMF offers and coordinates legal support on matters related to free speech for individuals and organisations working in countries located in Europe. Threats to the life, safety, wellbeing […]

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6 Mar

Media freedom organisations and MEPs back new anti-SLAPP law

By Emil Weber – 06.03.2018 Six members of the European Parliament have called on the European Commission (EC) to swiftly initiate legislation to protect investigative journalism in Europe. The cross […]

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14 Dec

EU and UK politicians voice concerns about journalist Afgan Mukhtarli

Politicians in the European and British parliament are publicly calling for fair treatment of the Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, who was abducted in Georgia and is facing trial in Azerbaijan.

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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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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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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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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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