Category Feature
13 Jul

Poland: Media capture fears confirmed in new report examining PKN Orlen takeover of Polska Press

The findings of a new report assessing the impact of the takeover of news publisher Polska Press by Poland’s state-controlled oil company PKN Orlen illustrate a shocking example of media capture in the EU.

12 Jul

Media freedom groups call for Klan Kosova business certificate issue to be resolved

ECPMF calls for the updated business certificate of Klan Kosova to be accepted by the complaint committee and that all attempts by the Kosovo government to pressure the broadcaster are halted immediately.

6 Jul

The DSA must ensure public data for public interest research

ECPMF has joined 58 civil society organisations and independent public interest researchers to present a list of key recommendations for the European Commission to implement into the Digital Services Act (DSA).

4 Jul

Stop the erosion of the European Media Freedom Act

ECPMF expresses serious concern at proposed amendments to the EMFA and urge the European Parliament not to accept the expansion of legal bases justifying the surveillance of journalists.

28 Jun

Italy: Support for Roberto Saviano in SLAPP case initiated by Giorgia Meloni

We stand in solidarity with Roberto Saviano as he attended the fourth Court hearing in the SLAPP case initiated by the Prime Minister of Italy.

28 Jun

EU must prioritise media freedom reforms and human rights in relations with Turkey

The undersigned organisations call on the incoming Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union to place media freedom and human rights front and centre of relations with the newly re-elected Government of Turkey.

20 Jun

Turkey: International groups condemn attack against journalist Sinan Aygül

ECPMF joins media freedom, freedom of expression and human rights organisations in strongly condemning the appalling attack on journalist Sinan Aygül that took place in Tatvan, a city in eastern Turkey, on June 17.

19 Jun

Civil society and journalists associations urge the Council to protect journalists against spyware and surveillance in the EMFA

ECPMF joins sixty civil society and journalists organisations in expressing concerns over the draft Regulation on the EMFA, in particular the provisions of Article 4 on spyware and surveillance.

16 Jun

Kosovo: Media freedom groups raise alarm over Klan Kosova business certificate suspension

ECPMF joins media freedom groups in raising alarm over the Kosovo authorities’ decision to suspend the business certificate of major private television broadcaster, Klan Kosova.

15 Jun

Italy: International media freedom groups raise alarm about RAI’s independence

Following major politically-influenced internal management changes at RAI, media freedom groups express alarm about threats to the editorial independence of the broadcaster.