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CONCLUSIONS OF THE JOINT INTERNATIONAL PRESS FREEDOM MISSION TO HUNGARY

ECPMF  |  03.12.2019

CONCLUSIONS OF THE JOINT INTERNATIONAL PRESS FREEDOM MISSION TO HUNGARY | ECPMF

Hungary dismantles media freedom and pluralism

These conclusions reflect the initial findings of the joint mission to Hungary carried out by the International Press Institute (IPI), Article 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the European Centre for Press and Med … read more




Neuer Anlauf für die Medienfreiheit: Vier internationale Organisationen formulieren Forderungen an neue Regierung Österreichs 

ECPMF  |  29.11.2019

Neuer Anlauf für die Medienfreiheit: Vier internationale Organisationen formulieren Forderungen an neue Regierung Österreichs  | ECPMF

Österreichs Medienfreiheit ist gefährdet. Die Politik der türkis-blauen Regierung hat in den letzten beiden Jahren gezeigt, dass das aktuelle Mediensystem politisch beeinflussbar ist. Allein im ersten Jahr der Regierung Kurz ist Österreich im internationalen Pressefreiheitsranking von Reporter ohne Grenzen um fünf Plätze auf Platz 16 abgerutscht, nahezu die Hälfte der Journalistinnen und Journalisten im Land sehen laut einer Umfrage die Medienfreiheit gefä … read more




Poland: Ruling Law and Justice party and public broadcaster TVP must drop SLAPP defamation lawsuits against Law Professor Sadurski

ECPMF  |  28.11.2019

Poland: Ruling Law and Justice party and public broadcaster TVP must drop SLAPP defamation lawsuits against Law Professor Sadurski | ECPMF


ARTICLE 19 and the undersigned organisations call for the governing party in Poland, the Law and Justice party (PiS), and public broadcaster TVP to immediately drop their criminal and civil defamation lawsuits against Professor Wojciech Sadurski, a distinguished constitutional law scholar and public intellectual in Poland.

The cases are based on two tweets he sent criticising the ruling party and state broadcaster. These … read more




Turkey: The re-arrest of Novelist Ahmet Altan is Arbitrary and Cruel

ECPMF  |  20.11.2019

Turkey: The re-arrest of Novelist Ahmet Altan is Arbitrary and Cruel | ECPMF

Turkish authorities have re-arrested the internationally-known Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan just one week after his release from over three years in detention. ECPMF and the undersigned organisations said that his re-arrest on 12 November was an extraordinarily low blow in a case that has been marked by political interference and arbitrariness from start to finish.

In addition to ongoing violations of his right to freedom of expression, stemming from a prosecution that should never ha … read more




Assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia: International organisations cautiously welcome improved terms of the public inquiry

ECPMF  |  15.11.2019

Assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia: International organisations cautiously welcome improved terms of the public inquiry | ECPMF

15 November 2019

We, the undersigned organisations, cautiously welcome today’s announcement by the Maltese Government that they will update terms of reference and the composition of the Board of Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. This is a long overdue step towards ensuring justice and ending impunity in Daphne’s case and, more broadly, the protection of journalists in Malt … read more




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 Helpdesk reagiert damit auf die Herausforderungen mit denen Journalist*Innen im Exil konfrontiert sind.

 „Neben der Koordination und Finanzierung von verschiedenen Unterstützung … read more




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.

"Besides co-ordinating and financing different support initiatives, like legal support and trauma therapy, we award micro-scholarships for internships to strengthen … read more




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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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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