Category Statement
28 Feb

Media freedom campaigners and journalists unite for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom has signed a petition calling for Assange to be released. He is wanted in the United States, where the authorities intend to put him on trial in the state of Virginia, charged with facilitating the leak of military secrets.

6 Feb

Turkey: The re-arrest of novelist Ahmet Altan is arbitrary and cruel

20.11.2019 Turkish authorities have re-arrested the internationally-known Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan just one week after his release from over three years in detention. ECPMF and the undersigned organisations said that […]

28 Jan

Spain: Government should accept UN UPR recommendations on freedom of expression in their entirety

The undersigned organisations call on the Government of Spain to accept the 20 recommendations on freedom of expression made by other member states during the 3rd cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Spain’s human rights record, which took place on 22 January 2020 in Geneva.

27 Jan

Letter to EC VP Věra Jourová on Anti-SLAPP legislation

With more than 20 international organisations we have written a joint letter to European Commissioner Vice President Věra Jourová calling on her to include everyone who has been impacted by […]

17 Jan

Slovakia: Freedom of expression groups welcome start of trial in Ján Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova murders

17.01.2020 The undersigned international and regional press freedom and journalism groups welcome the start of the murder trial this week against the suspected killers of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and […]

19 Dec

Albanian authorities pursue highly problematic media laws despite public outcry

We, the undersigned organisations, call on the Albanian parliament not to approve the draft media laws known as the “defamation package.” Should the draft laws enter into force, they would […]

26 Nov

Malta: International organisations concerned by appearance of political interference into the investigation of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia

26.11.2019 We, the undersigned organisations, reiterate that the investigation into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia must be independent and impartial. We remind Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat that there must […]

15 Nov

Assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia: International organisations cautiously welcome improved terms of the public inquiry

15 November 2019 We, the undersigned organisations, cautiously welcome today’s announcement by the Maltese Government that they will update terms of reference and the composition of the Board of Inquiry […]

11 Nov

Statement on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

02.11.2019 On International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, twelve partner organisations of the Council of Europe Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists call on […]

11 Nov

Poland: Ruling Law and Justice party and public broadcaster TVP must drop SLAPP defamation lawsuits against Law Professor Sadurski

28.11.2019 ARTICLE 19 and the undersigned organisations call for the governing party in Poland, the Law and Justice party (PiS), and public broadcaster TVP to immediately drop their criminal and […]