Advocacy

With the growing number of attacks against journalists and media freedom violations observed in Europe, as well as globally, and new emerging challenges, it is imperative to keep press and media freedom high on the political agenda.

Advocacy is crucial to raise awareness and provide direct responses to media freedom threats and alerts, building upon monitoring results and analyses. It can take the form of direct advocacy, advocacy missions on the ground and awareness-raising campaigns, whereby all activities mutually enrich each other.

Advocacy actions, statements and open letters

 

Depending on the specific threat or media freedom violation, ECPMF responds with tailored joint statements, open letters or direct diplomacy. The aim is to target national authorities and political stakeholders across the EU and CC and raise public pressure on the states to protect media freedom.

Advocacy mission results

 

When media freedom violations occur, or long-lasting problematic processes persist, or in those situations where a close co-operation between local and international players is key to any solution, advocacy missions represent an important intervention on the ground.

In the course of such missions, representatives of the consortium spend a few days in a country with the dual goal of fact-finding and advocacy. In conversation with local players, problems are framed, solutions identified, and joint strategies developed. At the same time, the presence of an international delegation in the country gives visibility to the problem and allows for dialogue with representatives of state institutions whose responsibilities are relevant to the problem. Advocacy and fast-reaction missions are joint efforts of the freedom of expression community.

Statement

UK: Italian journalist continues to litigate for access to Assange information

On 26 January 2021, Italian investigative journalist Stefania Maurizi appeared before the First-Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) in London. The hearing is the latest development in her long-running, multi-jurisdictional litigation effort […]

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Statement

Le procédure d’extradition contre Jonathan Taylor doit prendre fin

  Nous, partenaires de la Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), organisations de défense des droits humains, de lanceurs d’alerte, de journalistes et pour la transparence, sommes alarmés par la procédure […]

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Statement

Extradition proceedings against Jonathan Taylor must end!

Numerous organisations call on the Croatian and Monegasque authorities to immediately and unconditionally end the extradition proceedings against whistleblower Jonathan Taylor.

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Statement

Albania: Defence Minister’s Chief of Cabinet issues legal threat against journalist

ECPMF, as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), is concerned about legal proceedings initiated by Belioza Çoku, the Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Defence, against journalist Juljana Ristani, who published a story on undue interference with lists of nominees for educational bursaries in the context of a public competition held by the Ministry of Defence.

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Statement

ECPMF welcomes UK court decision not to extradite Assange to USA

ECPMF welcomes today’s decision not to extradite Julian Assange to the United States of America.

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Statement

ECPMF calls on the UK to release Julian Assange and block his extradition

ECPMF calls on the UK to release Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and block his extradition, as the hearings enter the final day. We are gravely concerned about the implications of […]

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