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Call for new European Commission President
to prioritize press freedom

ECPMF  |  22.07.2019

Call for new European Commission President<br />to prioritize press freedom | ECPMF

by ECPMF

On 16 July 2019, the German conservative politician Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) was elected as the new President of the European Commission. Along with other press freedom organisations, the ECPMF signed a letter, urging Ms Von der Leyen to prioritize press freedom.

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Turkish think-tank report escalates harassment of journalists

ECPMF  |  09.07.2019

Turkish think-tank report escalates harassment of journalists | ECPMF

by ECPMF

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and 20 other human rights and freedom of expression organisations condemn a Turkish pro-government think-tank’s report that accuses leading international media of being biased against the government and singles out their correspondents for attack. The organisations regard the report as a dangerous escalation in the harassment of journalist … read more




Turkey’s democratic challenges beyond the election – What to expect for Press and Media Freedom?

ECPMF  |  01.07.2019

Turkey’s democratic challenges beyond the election – What to expect for Press and Media Freedom? | ECPMF

Interview by Frederic Krull

One week after the decisive victory of the opposition party CHP over the ruling government’s party AKP in the Istanbul mayoral elections on 23 June, the ECPMF’ journalists in residence Nasan Öscan and Murat Bay are speaking out about Turkey’s democratic challenge and whether we can expect a po … read more




International freedom of expression organisations welcome crucial PACE resolution on the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and rule of law in Malta

ECPMF  |  27.06.2019

International freedom of expression organisations welcome crucial PACE resolution on the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and rule of law in Malta | ECPMF

We, the undersigned international freedom of expression organisations, welcome the resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted on 26 June, condemning the continued impunity for the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and broader systemic rule of law shortcomings in Malta, and inter alia, calling for the launch of an independent public inquiry within three months.

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Albania: Preliminary findings of joint freedom of expression mission

ECPMF  |  20.06.2019

Albania: Preliminary findings of joint freedom of expression mission | ECPMF

by ECPMF

From 18-21 June 2019, we undertook an international freedom of expression mission to Albania, comprised of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), ARTICLE 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the International Press Institute (IPI), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO). The mission sought to gather information about challenges to freedom of … read more




Appeal to EU leaders ahead of the 6th South EU Summit to be held in Malta

ECPMF  |  13.06.2019

Appeal to EU leaders ahead of the 6th South EU Summit to be held in Malta | ECPMF

by ECPMF

EU leaders from Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain are urged to address the ongoing impunity in the case of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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Open letter concerning PACE draft report on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination

ECPMF  |  28.05.2019

Open letter concerning PACE draft report on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination | ECPMF

Ahead of a meeting of the Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Paris, we sent this open letter to the Maltese PACE members.

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10 years European Charter on Freedom of the Press

ECPMF  |  25.05.2019

10 years European Charter on Freedom of the Press | ECPMF

by Lutz Kinkel

today is a special day, a symbolic day – in the middle of the elections for a new European Parliament (#Ivote4PressFreedom!), we celebrate the tenth anniversary of a document that is the ECPMF's guiding star: the European Charter on Freedom of the Press.

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Charging WikiLeaks founder Assange under the Espionage Act is a threat to press freedom and investigative journalism

ECPMF  |  24.05.2019

Charging WikiLeaks founder Assange under the Espionage Act is a threat to press freedom and investigative journalism | ECPMF

by ECPMF

The American Justice Department (DOJ) has charged WikilLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act. This is alarming press freedom supporters around the globe.

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Journalistic Ethics and the Strache Affair: Interview with Tom Law (EJN) on the ethics of the Strache video

ECPMF  |  22.05.2019

Journalistic Ethics and the Strache Affair: Interview with Tom Law (EJN) on the ethics of the Strache video | ECPMF

By Daniel Leon

The ECPMF spoke this morning with Tom Law, deputy director of the London-based Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) about the Strache Affair, about the ethics of producing and disseminating the Strache video.

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Strache Affair shows the need to promote and defend press and media freedom

ECPMF  |  20.05.2019

Strache Affair shows the need to promote and defend press and media freedom | ECPMF

by ECPMF

Journalistic freedom and ethics are in the spotlight as Austria and the European political landscape are rocked by the Strache Affair.

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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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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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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

von ECPMF

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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