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Launch of Press Freedom Police Codex

Brussels Press Club rue Froissart, Brussels

Press Freedom Police Codex: Towards a dialogue between journalists and police Brussels/Leipzig, 4 December 2019:The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) launches its Press Freedom Police Codex. The 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 […]

World Press Freedom Day 2020: No lockdown for press freedom!

World press freedom day 2020: No lockdown for press freedom by Jane Whyatt   Defying the restrictions to press freedom imposed by the corona virus pandemic, an online webinar succeeded in amplifying the voices calling for protection for media in the crisis. On the occasion of 2020 World Press Freedom Day, the partners of the Media Freedom […]

MFRR Summit | Keynote

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The MFRR Summit 2021 will start with a keynote presentation featuring leading policy-makers from Europe and the rest of the world exploring the key themes, topics and threats to media freedom. In 2020, Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency in the EU Commission has led the body’s work establishing a robust mechanism by which […]

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MFRR Summit | COVID-19: Pandemics, Public Health and Press Freedom

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The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed Europe and media freedom is not immune. In 2020, 1 out of 4 alerts published on Mapping Media Freedom were connected to the pandemic in some way. As the virus spread, it gave cover for media freedom violations across the entire continent. Governments’ responses to COVID-19 have sparked large and […]

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MFRR Summit | State Capture: Undermining Independence of Media Outlets and Regulators

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Threats to journalists, media workers and outlets come from a myriad of sources. Some are easy to track, others are cloaked in bureaucratic and legal processes aimed at obscuring scrutiny of attempts to undermine media pluralism and consolidate state power. Governments across Europe have perfected a way to target media freedom through the capture of […]

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MFRR Summit | Protect or Persecute?: Police Threats to Europe’s Journalists

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To ensure their safety, oftentimes journalists and media workers need police protection. But what happens when this protection is not forthcoming or is inadequate? Even worse, what happens when the police officers themselves are the source of the threat to the journalist? We cannot talk about media freedom in Europe, without talking about the actions […]

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