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Maltese state official verbally abuses human rights advocate at the UN in part of a growing trend of harassment of human rights defenders

Threats  |  11.12.2018

<strong>Maltese state official verbally abuses human rights advocate at the UN in part of a growing trend of harassment of human rights defenders</strong> | ECPMF

Representatives of the Maltese government failed to save the life of Daphne Caruana Galizia, they are blocking a public inquiry into her assassination and keep intimidating her family. Now they are verbally abusing international civil society representatives.

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Camera crews in the firing line as France’s ’yellow vests’ clash with police

Threats  |  11.12.2018

Camera crews in the firing line as France’s ’yellow vests’ clash with police | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

As demonstrators in yellow vests have clashed with police across France a number of photojournalists have been attacked and injured as they tried to cover the protests. CPJ offers safety guidelines for journalists.

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Azerbaijani journalist detained for five months ‘without justification’

Threats  |  10.12.2018

Azerbaijani journalist detained for five months ‘without justification’ | ECPMF

By Emil Weber 

Award-winning journalist Seymur Mashgul oglu Haziyev was deprived of freedom for nearly five months between 2014 and 2015 without justification, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled on 6. December 2018. 

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Three strikes and you're out, Malta!

Threats  |  05.12.2018

Three strikes and you're out, Malta! | ECPMF

by Jane Whyatt

Malta's government must hold a public inquiry into the killing of investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia – or answer to the European Court of Human Rights. That's the expert opinion of lawyers who have investigated the local murder inquiry and found a number of failings

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One year after arrests of murder suspects, international NGOs condemn continued lack of justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia

ECPMF  |  04.12.2018

One year after arrests of murder suspects, international NGOs condemn continued lack of justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia | ECPMF

04.12.2018. Nine international freedom of expression, press freedom, and professional journalists’ organisations condemn the lack of justice for the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia a full year after three arrests were made in connection with the case. Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb that detonated near her home in Bidnija, Malta on 16 October 2017.

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Turkey media, between European solidarity and tolerance

Threats  |  29.11.2018

Turkey media, between European solidarity and tolerance | ECPMF

By Fazila Mat, OBCT, the article was first published here

The difficult situation of Turkey's press told by well-known journalists, the effects of European solidarity initiatives, and the prospects for the future. A report on the IPI event "Turkey's Media Under Siege".

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Media freedom in Hungary is no more

Press Releases  |  29.11.2018

Media freedom in Hungary is no more | ECPMF

The word 'Gleichschaltung' comes to mind given the recent developments in Hungary’s media landscape.

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Malta: doubts about reports on investigation success in Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case

Threats  |  19.11.2018

Malta: doubts about reports on investigation success in Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case | ECPMF

By Iris Rohmann

Maltese investigators say they are closing in on the masterminds of the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder. But there are contradictory reports.

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An open letter to the Bulgarian Construction Chamber concerning the IJ4EU Fund

ECPMF  |  19.11.2018

An open letter to the Bulgarian <span>Construction Chamber concerning the IJ4EU Fund</span> | ECPMF

Far from being “vague” or “opaque”. ECPMF and IPI react with an open letter to statements made by the Bulgarian Construction Chamber on the Investigative Journalism for EU Fund.

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UN member states raise major concerns about the deterioration of freedom of expression in Malta

ECPMF  |  14.11.2018

<span>UN member states raise major concerns about the deterioration of freedom of expression in Malta</span> | ECPMF

The coalition of five press freedom NGOs urges the Maltese Government to accept and implement UN's UPR recommendations made in relation to strengthening freedom of expression and protecting journalists in Malta.

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Slovakia: stop interrogating activists!

Press Releases  |  14.11.2018

Slovakia: stop interrogating activists! | ECPMF

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom and Reporters Without Borders urge the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, the National Criminal Agency and the Police Force not to proceed further with the interrogation of ‘For a Decent Slovakia’ organisers and protesters.

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Ireland repeals blasphemy law - who's next?

Threats  |  12.11.2018

Ireland repeals blasphemy law - who's next? | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt and Ronan Fahy

Oh my God! OMG is such a common utterance in social media that no-one even notices it any more. But taking in vain the name of God – anyone’s God – is still a crime in many European countries. 

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Demonising the media: Threats to journalists in Europe

Threats  |  09.11.2018

Demonising the media: Threats to journalists in Europe | ECPMF

Burned in effigy. Insulted. Spat at. Discredited by their nation’s leaders. Assaulted. Sued. Death threats. Assassinations. This is the landscape faced by journalists throughout Europe over the past four years. ECPMF partner Mapping Media Freedom presents its new report.

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Istanbul publisher wins case against Turkey for the fifth time

Legal  |  08.11.2018

Istanbul publisher wins case against Turkey for the fifth time | ECPMF

By Emil Weber

Istanbul based publisher Fatih Taş has won a fifth freedom of expression case against Turkey at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

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First stories published under IJ4EU fund

ECPMF  |  07.11.2018

First stories published under IJ4EU fund | ECPMF

Corruption, murder of journalists, and lost children. IJ4EU, investigative journalism projects in Europe supported by the inaugural IJ4EU fund are off to a strong start.

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