Campaigns

Targeted awareness-raising campaigns take into account monitoring results, needs identified and background research. Through social media work and offline and online materials, raising attention amongst the general public is a crucial element of each campaign. If applicable, personal meetings with the target group and direct diplomacy or advocacy actions may also be an important part of awareness- raising campaigns. One major topic for ECPMF’s campaigning work is the issue of impunity and safety of journalists.

Threats against journalists and media workers should not be tolerated: Report it

Threats to media freedom start WAY before journalists are killed or imprisoned. Some threats have become so commonplace that journalists accept them as a normal part of their work. Yet these threats are not normal. They are wrong  and often illegal. They range from harassment  on the basis of differences such as gender, LGBTQ, migration history, race, or protesting against climate change to intimidation and  physical or legal threats. All these threats, large and small, happen every day and prevent journalists from  doing their  job. Theycan also  discourage others from covering topics that. might result in similar intimidation.

If we do not protect media freedom we are left only with silence. Threats to journalists and media workers are threats to democracy.

Campaigns news

Feature

Justice delayed is justice denied – Virtual vigil for Daphne Caruana Galizia

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FFM

Dangerzone Demonstrations

Launch of the German Press Freedom Police Codex in Leipzig: On 15 September ECPMF presented the German version of the press freedom police codex in Leipzig. In a panel discussion between journalists and representatives of the police a controversial debate took place.

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Press release

Report It campaign to highlight threats against journalists and media workers and encourage everyone to speak up and speak out

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), which coordinates the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) has today launched the ‘Report It’ campaign amid increased threats to journalists and media workers across Europe. In addition to creating awareness about different threats to press and media freedom, the Report It campaign encourages everyone to speak up and speak out against violations that they witness or experience in this regard.

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Statement

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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Statement

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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Legal Support

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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Press release

Press Freedom Police Codex

The Press Freedom Police Codex formulates in eight clauses how the police and journalists can work amicably together. The clauses are based on research into areas of conflict between the two professions from all over Europe. It addresses issues of police violence, surveillance, accreditation, protection of sources and confiscation of journalistic materials.

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Statement

Joint call on Attorney General to ask Europol for joint investigation team on Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

Nine international press freedom organisations have appealed to Attorney General Peter Grech to request Europol to immediately set up a joint investigation team to support the judicial proceedings linked to the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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Statement

ECPMF joins GFMD emergency appeal for support to journalism and media

To mark World Press Freedom Day 2020, ECPMF joined the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) and numerous civil society organisations to launch an emergency appeal for journalism and media support in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Press release

Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal

Launch of the 2020 Annual Report by the partner organisations to the Council of Europe Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists

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Statement

Op-ed former EU ambassador: FREE PRISONERS OF OPINION IN TURKEY

Marc Pierini, former EU Ambassador to Turkey, initiated an op-ed on the draft amnesty law affecting political prisoners including journalists in Turkey.

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General

Jailed journalist Mukhtarli starts his battle for justice

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Campaigns

How to stop SLAPPs – the intentional silencing of critical voices

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Campaigns

Expert Talk on Anti SLAPP Solutions

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General

#ichwähleFakten – und Du?

Anlässlich der Landtagswahl am 1. September 2019 in Sachsen führt das ECPMF seine Kampagne #ichwähleFakten für Pressefreiheit und gegen Desinformation durch.

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Campaigns

#ivote4pressfreedom because democracy needs free media

Here at the ECPMF, we are urging all Europeans to vote for press freedom. That's why we are creating a hashtag, campaign and special online tool - #ivote4pressfreedom.

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Campaigns

SLAPP: the background of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation

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Threat

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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