Category Feature
15 Jun

Joint statement on Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), the International Press Institute (IPI), PEN International, Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and other undersigned organisations mark the 1,500th day of Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent’s imprisonment with a renewed call for his immediate and unconditional release.

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15 Jun

ECPMF supports media professionals under threat and in exile in Germany

ECPMF offers a broad variety of support programmes for threatened and exiled journalists in Germany.

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11 Jun

Press Cartoonists in Europe must be protected

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners call for press cartoonists to be protected to ensure they can realise their right to free expression across Europe.

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10 Jun

MFRR partners welcome the step forward by Italian Constitutional Court to abolish prison sentences for criminal defamation

The organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) welcome the decision by the Italian Constitutional Court to refer a decision on whether to abolish prison sentences for criminal defamation in relation to journalists and media workers to the Italian Parliament.

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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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29 May

MFRR call on the UK Government to act in a transparent manner that respects press and media freedom in the UK

MFRR partners sent this letter to UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson raising their concerns regarding the decline in press freedom in the UK and attempts of the UK Government to restrict media scrutiny of its policies and discredit critical reporting.

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20 May

Threats against journalists in Northern Ireland must stop

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, press freedom and freedom of expression organisations, journalists’ organisations, journalists and media workers condemn threats against journalists in Northern Ireland.

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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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12 May

Attacks against journalists in Germany: facts and trends

A spate of assaults on media workers in Germany shows how the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing a new kind of violence onto the streets and endangering journalists at work.

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