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Open letter to President Erdoğan over the brutal attacks on journalists in Turkey

ECPMF  |  16.05.2019

Open letter to President Erdoğan over the brutal attacks on journalists in Turkey | ECPMF

After brutal attacks on journalists in Turkey during the past days, the ECPMF joins 19 other organisations in sending this open letter to President Erdoğan.

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Press Release: Defending Daphne’s legacy

Press Releases  |  14.05.2019

Press Release: Defending Daphne’s legacy | ECPMF

Funding for the Caruana Galizia family’s court battles

A grieving family should not have to pay to defend in court the reputation of their mother, who was assassinated in order to silence her investigative reporting. Therefore, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom is delighted to announce that, thanks to Free Press Unlimited, 50,000 euros made available to support litigation in the case of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The fund will be used towards legal cost … read more




Czech people demand resignation of Prime Minister and media owner Babiš

Threats  |  07.05.2019

Czech people demand resignation of Prime Minister and media owner Babiš | ECPMF

by Renata Rat

Tens of thousands of people in the Czech Republic have been protesting against Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his newly appointed Justice Minister Marie Benesova.

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Classical music, cartoons and courage - new ways to stand up for press freedom

ECPMF  |  06.05.2019

Classical music, cartoons and courage - new ways to stand up for press freedom | ECPMF

by Jane Whyatt

Looking at the state of press freedom in Europe can be depressing. But the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom keeps finding new ways to motivate human rights defenders. On World Press Freedom Day in ECPMF’s home city of Leipzig, they shared some of their best ideas.

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Special prize for IJ4EU investigative reporters from Bulgaria and Romania

Threats  |  03.05.2019

Special prize for IJ4EU investigative reporters from Bulgaria and Romania | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

The bravery of a cross-border team of investigative reporters supported by the IJ4EU grant has been rewarded with a special prize at the 2019 Axel Springer Academy Awards.

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Dimitar Stoyanov and Attila Biro win Axel Springer Award 2019

ECPMF  |  03.05.2019

Dimitar Stoyanov and Attila Biro win Axel Springer Award 2019 | ECPMF

On 2. May, the Axel Springer Prize for Young Journalists was presented for the 28th time in Berlin. This important award honors young reporters in the German-speaking regions for their excellent journalistic achievements, in the categories gold, silver and bronze. In addition, awards for 'creative implementation' as well as 'entertainment and humour' were given.

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World Press Freedom Day 2019 - Internationaler Tag der Pressefreiheit in Leipzig 2019

ECPMF  |  03.05.2019

World Press Freedom Day 2019 - Internationaler Tag der Pressefreiheit in Leipzig 2019 | ECPMF

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Kurz vor den Wahlen zum Europäischen Parlament und vor den drei Landtagswahlen in Ostdeutschland wollen wir mit Ihnen sprechen – über Meinungsfreiheit, „Lügen-presse“, Fakes, Rundfunkbeiträge, Uploadfilter… und über vieles mehr.

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#ivote4pressfreedom because democracy needs free media

ECPMF  |  30.04.2019

#ivote4pressfreedom because democracy needs free media | ECPMF

by Jane Whyatt

We live in interesting times. Interesting because politics is in turmoil, with fake news and propaganda widespread across Europe. People are uncertain whom or what to trust. That's precisely why we need free media.

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Turkey: Two years without Wikipedia

ECPMF  |  29.04.2019

Turkey: Two years without Wikipedia | ECPMF

#2yearswithoutWiki

Today marks two years since the Turkish government blocked access to the online encyclopaedia website, Wikipedia, in Turkey.  

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and seven other human rights organisations strongly condemn the ban as part of the Turkish government’s relentless campaign to silence independent media and restrict internet freedoms in the country. We call for the government to end its crackdown on free speec … read more




Serbian unions demand: end impunity for those who kill journalists

ECPMF  |  23.04.2019

Serbian unions demand: end impunity for those who kill journalists | ECPMF

by Renata Rat

Serbia is a case study in impunity for crimes against journalists. During her speech at an international conference in the capital Belgrade, ECPMF board member Ljiljana Smajlovic expressed the hope that the verdict on the killers of journalist Slavko Curuvija marks a turning point, finally breaking this vicious pattern.

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Court decides police were wrong to refuse journalist accreditation for political event

Legal  |  16.04.2019

Court decides police were wrong to refuse journalist accreditation for political event | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

The High Court in London has ruled that police wrongly classed a political reporter as a security risk because he was present when activists released cockroaches and locusts into a restaurant. 

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Joint statement: Lengthy judicial harassment in Turkey must stop

ECPMF  |  12.04.2019

Joint statement: Lengthy judicial harassment in Turkey must stop | ECPMF

The below-named freedom of expression organisations denounce the lengthy judicial harassment suffered by Reporters Without Borders representative and IPI member Erol Önderoğlu, Turkey’s Human Rights Foundation Chair Şebnem Korur Fincancı and journalist Ahmet Nesin, and call for their full acquittal at the hearing on 15. April 2019, when a verdict is expected.

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Julian Assange’s prosecution must observe human rights and freedom of expression principles

ECPMF  |  11.04.2019

Julian Assange’s prosecution must observe human rights and freedom of expression principles | ECPMF

by ECPMF

On Thursday, UK authorities arrested WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange after the Ecuadorian Embassy in London withdrew his asylum. He had been staying in the embassy for seven years, over fears of being extradited to Sweden and from there to the United States to be prosecuted for publishing a quarter of a million US diplomatic cables online.

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Serbia: conference on impunity for crimes against journalists aims to calm protests and achieve justice

Threats  |  10.04.2019

Serbia: conference on impunity for crimes against journalists aims to calm protests and achieve justice | ECPMF

by Renata R.

The Journalists' Association of Serbia (UNS) and Serbian public broadcaster Radio Televizija Srbija (RTS) are organising an international conference to commemorate the bombing of RTS by NATO airplanes during the Kosovo War in 1999.

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Urgent message to Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Prime Minister Ana Brnabič

ECPMF  |  05.04.2019

Urgent message to Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Prime Minister Ana Brnabič | ECPMF

Dear Mr. President, dear Ms. Prime Minister

We urge the Serbian authorities to defend the rights of journalists, editors and broadcasters to do their jobs without intimidation.  

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