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Human Rights Council: Hold Malta to establish a public inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination

ECPMF  |  19.09.2019

Human Rights Council: Hold Malta to establish a public inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination | ECPMF

On behalf of 10 organisations, including the ECPMF, ARTICLE 19 responds to the Secretary General’s report on reprisals for cooperation with the UN in the field of human rights during the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

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Spain has experienced an unprecedented decline in press freedom, says PDLI

Threats  |  19.09.2019

Spain has experienced an unprecedented decline in press freedom, says PDLI | ECPMF

by Jane Whyatt and Frederic Krull

Hooded demonstrators have attacked TV journalists covering the Catalonia national day demonstrations which attracted more than 500,000 people in support of independence for the autonomous region.

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Smear campaign against Slovakia’s journalists by ex-Police Chief Gašpar's needs to stop

Threats  |  19.09.2019

Smear campaign against Slovakia’s journalists by ex-Police Chief Gašpar's needs to stop | ECPMF

by ECPMF

The Slovak police are currently investigating the role of former Police President of Slovakia Tibor Gašpar on suspicion of unlawfully gathering information on journalists, including Ján Kuciak, who was murdered with his fiancée in February 2018. The police extracted information, including addresses and family connections.

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Joint Statement on freedom of expression crisis in Turkey in front of the UN Human Rights Council

ECPMF  |  18.09.2019

Joint Statement on freedom of expression crisis in Turkey in front of the UN Human Rights Council | ECPMF

At the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council, ARTICLE 19  delivered a joint statement on behalf of a group of civil society organisations, including the ECPMF.

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Open letter to new Secretary General of the Council of Europe

ECPMF  |  18.09.2019

Open letter to new Secretary General of the Council of Europe | ECPMF

Along with 21 other organisations, the ECPMF led an open letter sent to the new Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, who is starting her five-year term of office on 18 September 2019.

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Press freedom in Turkey remains in crisis, despite some room for very cautious optimism

Press Releases  |  13.09.2019

Press freedom in Turkey remains in crisis, despite some room for very cautious optimism | ECPMF

The ECPMF joined 7 other freedom of expression organisations on a joint mission to Turkey, led by the International Press Insitute. Despite some glimmers of hope, press freedom in the country remains in crisis.

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"Please save my life": Julian Assange in prison

Threats  |  13.09.2019

By Annissa Warsame

Cell Number 37, ‘Britain’s Guantanamo Bay’ – a single occupancy cell, furnished sparsely with a plastic chair, metal bed and steel toilet. For over 150 days this has been Julian Assange’s residence, whether he likes it or not. And a judge has ruled today, he is to remain there even after his jail sentence is over. 

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ECPMF joins the Platform to Protect Journalists

Press Releases  |  11.09.2019

ECPMF joins the Platform to Protect Journalists | ECPMF

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and Free Press Unlimited join the Council of Europe Platform to Protect Journalists.

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Montenegro: Joint call on the authorities to acquit journalist sentenced to 18 months in prison 

ECPMF  |  09.09.2019

Montenegro: Joint call on the authorities to acquit journalist sentenced to 18 months in prison  | ECPMF

The ECPMF and the undersigned organisations call on the Montenegrin authorities to acquit investigative journalist Jovo Martinović, convicted for marijuana smuggling and criminal association and sentenced to 18 months in prison despite overwhelming evidence that his only links with organised crime were those of a reporter.

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Joint letter:

UN Human Rights Council Should Address Turkey Crackdown against Journalists

ECPMF  |  04.09.2019

Joint letter:
UN Human Rights Council Should Address Turkey Crackdown against Journalists | ECPMF

The ECPMF joined other journalists and human rights organisations in sending a joint letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council member and observer states to raise the ongoing crisis for freedom of expression in Turkey.

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Author speaks out after publishers pulled his critical book about the British Army

Threats  |  03.09.2019

Author speaks out after publishers pulled his critical book about the British Army | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt and Simon Akam

Journalist Simon Akam, who spent a year in the British Army before attending university, was commissioned to research and write a critical book about the evolution of the Army post 9/11. When the publisher refused to release the book, Akam suspected censorship by the British defence establishment.

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Press Release

A New Model Ethical Funding Policy for NGOs

Press Releases  |  02.09.2019

Press Release
A New Model Ethical Funding Policy for NGOs | ECPMF

Released by: ECPMF

Berlin/Leipzig, 2 September 2019 - How do NGOs accept funding from the corporate sector? What are the best practices with unsolicited donations? How could/should NGOs handle funds arriving from foundations, public or unknown sources?

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Open letter: Rights organisations call on UK authorities to protect press freedom

ECPMF  |  26.08.2019

Open letter: Rights organisations call on UK authorities to protect press freedom | ECPMF

After the recent attack on The Guardian columnist Owen Jones, the ECPMF has joined Scottish PEN, ARTICLE 19, English PEN, Index on Censorship, National Union of Journalists Scotland and Reporters Without Borders in an open letter, calling on the UK authorities to take all necessary actions to investigate the attack on Owen Jones and protect press freedom in the UK.

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Media freedom and journalists’ organisations call on Russia to provide an enabling environment for journalists covering the Moscow protests

ECPMF  |  22.08.2019

Media freedom and journalists’ organisations call on Russia to provide an enabling environment for journalists covering the Moscow protests | ECPMF

A coalition of eight media freedom and journalists’ organisations are calling on Russian authorities to immediately stop the harassment of journalists who have been covering the recent protests in Moscow.

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A beautiful tragedy - murdered journalist Lyra McKee's book is published posthumously

Threats  |  20.08.2019

A beautiful tragedy - murdered journalist Lyra McKee's book is published posthumously | ECPMF

Book review by Jane Whyatt

Lyra McKee was an investigative reporter who specialised in the untold stories of people caught up in Northern Ireland’s long civil war known as The Troubles. She was shot dead in Derry (also known as Londonderry) during rioting in April 2019.

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