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Ahmet Altan Davası: Bir Hafta İçinde Hem Tahliye Hem Tutuklama

Threats  |  14.11.2019

Ahmet Altan Davası: Bir Hafta İçinde Hem Tahliye Hem Tutuklama | ECPMF

By Gamze Kafar

Ahmet Altan 15 Temmuz’dan önce Türkiye’de katıldığı bir televizyon programında yaptığı konuşma gerekçe gösterilerek 10 yıl 6 ay hapis cezasına çarptırılmış ve cezaevinde geçirdiği 1138 günden sonra 4 Kasım’da tahliye edilmişti.

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Unsere erste Stipendiatin – Eine Initiative des Helpdesk

ECPMF  |  07.11.2019

<strong>Unsere erste Stipendiatin – Eine Initiative des Helpdesk</strong> | ECPMF

Über die Funktionsweise des Helpdesk:

Der Helpdesk hat das Ziel Journalist*Innen im Exil in Deutschland zu unterstützen und sie darin zu befähigen ihrer journalistischen Arbeit nachzugehen. Der Hel … read more




Whistleblower vows she would do it again and calls on media freedom campaigners to support those who leak official secrets

Threats  |  06.11.2019

Whistleblower vows she would do it again and calls on media freedom campaigners to support those who leak official secrets | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

Former intelligence officer Katharine Gun has no regrets about leaking a CIA memo to the press in an attempt to stop the US and its allies invading Iraq in 2003. She risked a thirty-year jail term, was called a ‘traitor’, lost her job and felt obliged to leave the country.

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Our first scholar - The Helpdesk initiative

ECPMF  |  06.11.2019

Our first scholar - The Helpdesk initiative | ECPMF

What is the Helpdesk

The Helpdesk responds to some of the challenges exiled journalists in Germany are facing - with the goal to empower them and to support them to continue  their journalistic work.

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Joint call for Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and other journalists to be released

ECPMF  |  03.11.2019

Joint call for Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and other journalists to be released | ECPMF

Free speech and human rights organisations call for Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and other journalists to be released

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Statement on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

ECPMF  |  02.11.2019

Statement on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists | ECPMF

On International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, twelve partner organisations of the Council of Europe Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists call on governments to ensure that crimes against journalists are not carried out with impunity.

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Year of impunity shows how hard it is to get justice for journalists who are killed because of their work

Threats  |  01.11.2019

Year of impunity shows how hard it is to get justice for journalists who are killed because of their work | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

Another Awareness Day reminds the world that reporters and media workers sometimes pay for the truth with their lives. 

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Police offer protection to witnesses who expose Lyra McKee's killer

Threats  |  01.11.2019

Police offer protection to witnesses who expose Lyra McKee's killer | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

More than six months after investigative reporter Lyra McKee was murdered, police hunting the killer are offering a range of measures to protect witnesses. In addition a reward of £10,000 (11,500 euros) is on offer for information that leads to a conviction in the case.

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UNESCO names and shames governments that provide impunity for those who kill and threaten journalists 

Threats  |  01.11.2019

UNESCO names and shames governments that provide impunity for those who kill and threaten journalists  | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

Across the world, and increasingly in Europe, journalists are under threat and those who murder or threaten them are getting away with it. On this 2019 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, ECPMF seeks to understand what is being done to better protect them.

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Turkey: Altan & others still in jail as retrial commences on new bogus terrorism charges

ECPMF  |  18.10.2019

Turkey: Altan & others still in jail as retrial commences on new bogus terrorism charges | ECPMF

On 8 October, the retrial of journalists, writers and media workers Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak, Yakup Şimşek, Fevzi Yazıcı and Şükrü Tuğrul Özşengül on terrorism charges began at the High Penal Court No. 26 in Istanbul. The retrial on these charges was ordered by the Supreme Court of Appeals in July 2019.

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Czech Republic needs to urgently address problem of press freedom

Threats  |  18.10.2019

Czech Republic needs to urgently address problem of press freedom | ECPMF

by Jane Whyatt

Political interference, hate speech aimed at journalists, low pay and lack of resources are causing serious problems in the Czech Republic’s media system. Fact-finders from four international organisations including the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom have produced a report highlighting their concerns. 

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International organisations demand an end to impunity two years after the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta

ECPMF  |  16.10.2019

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Two years after the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta, on 16 October 2019, we, the undersigned international free expression, anti-corruption, and journalists’ organisations, once again demand an end to impunity for this heinous attack.

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Joint statement Gezi trial: Osman Kavala must be released!

ECPMF  |  10.10.2019

Joint statement Gezi trial: Osman Kavala must be released! | ECPMF

On Tuesday, 8. October, the third hearing of the Gezi Park trial has been held at İstanbul 30th Heavy Penal Court in Silivri. The court ruled that leading civil society figure Osman Kavala should remain behind bars, due to "suspicion of escape".

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ECPMF launches Helpdesk to support journalists at risk

Press Releases  |  02.10.2019

ECPMF launches Helpdesk to support journalists at risk | ECPMF

Leipzig, 2. October 2019: Today, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) launched a Helpdesk to support journalists and media professionals, at risk and under threat across Europe. The Helpdesk will especially offer practical assistance to journalists who are exiled in Germany. For instance, it will finance legal consultation when seeking asylum, including referrals to specialist lawyers. Through the Helpdesk, ECPMF will award micro-scholarsh … read more