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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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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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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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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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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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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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#ichwähleFakten - und Du?

ECPMF  |  19.08.2019

#ichwähleFakten - und Du? | ECPMF

An English version of this article can be found below.

Das ECPMF führt anlässlich der Landtagswahl in Sachsen eine Kampagne gegen Desinformation und für Pressefreiheit durch.

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Turkey: Leading coalition of free expression organisations highlight unprecedented crackdown on freedom of expression in report to UN

ECPMF  |  02.08.2019

Turkey: Leading coalition of free expression organisations highlight unprecedented crackdown on freedom of expression in report to UN | ECPMF

More than two years since the attempted coup in 2016 and one year after its state of emergency measures were lifted, the government of Turkey continues its relentless and pervasive crackdown on civic space, media freedom and dissenting voices.

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Spain: UPR submission on threats to freedom of expression

ECPMF  |  01.08.2019

Spain: UPR submission on threats to freedom of expression | ECPMF

The ECPMF and Article 19  have made a UPR Submission on the situation of freedom of expression in Spain for the 35th Session of the Working Group in January 2020.

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Albania: Government should withdraw "anti-defamation" legislative package introducing state regulation of online media outlets

ECPMF  |  29.07.2019

Albania: Government should withdraw

Along with four other media freedom organisations, the ECPMF co-signed a statement, raising concern over the amendments of the "anti-defamation" package and calling the Albanian government to withdraw two bills of the law draft.

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