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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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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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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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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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Daphne Caruana Galizia: Why there are concerns over the public inquiry into her assassination

Threats  |  23.09.2019

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Why there are concerns over the public inquiry into her assassination | ECPMF

By Renata Rat

86 days. It took the Maltese government 86 days to set up a public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The news came in on Friday, 20. September, late in the evening. Although this is a step in the right direction to finally bringing justice to the murdered journalist, the impartiality of the inquiry’s board is concerning.

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Spain has experienced an unprecedented decline in press freedom, says PDLI

Threats  |  19.09.2019

Spain has experienced an unprecedented decline in press freedom, says PDLI | ECPMF

by Jane Whyatt and Frederic Krull

Hooded demonstrators have attacked TV journalists covering the Catalonia national day demonstrations which attracted more than 500,000 people in support of independence for the autonomous region.

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Smear campaign against Slovakia’s journalists by ex-Police Chief Gašpar's needs to stop

Threats  |  19.09.2019

Smear campaign against Slovakia’s journalists by ex-Police Chief Gašpar's needs to stop | ECPMF

by ECPMF

The Slovak police are currently investigating the role of former Police President of Slovakia Tibor Gašpar on suspicion of unlawfully gathering information on journalists, including Ján Kuciak, who was murdered with his fiancée in February 2018. The police extracted information, including addresses and family connections.

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"Please save my life": Julian Assange in prison

Threats  |  13.09.2019

By Annissa Warsame

Cell Number 37, ‘Britain’s Guantanamo Bay’ – a single occupancy cell, furnished sparsely with a plastic chair, metal bed and steel toilet. For over 150 days this has been Julian Assange’s residence, whether he likes it or not. And a judge has ruled today, he is to remain there even after his jail sentence is over. 

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Author speaks out after publishers pulled his critical book about the British Army

Threats  |  03.09.2019

Author speaks out after publishers pulled his critical book about the British Army | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt and Simon Akam

Journalist Simon Akam, who spent a year in the British Army before attending university, was commissioned to research and write a critical book about the evolution of the Army post 9/11. When the publisher refused to release the book, Akam suspected censorship by the British defence establishment.

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A beautiful tragedy - murdered journalist Lyra McKee's book is published posthumously

Threats  |  20.08.2019

A beautiful tragedy - murdered journalist Lyra McKee's book is published posthumously | ECPMF

Book review by Jane Whyatt

Lyra McKee was an investigative reporter who specialised in the untold stories of people caught up in Northern Ireland’s long civil war known as The Troubles. She was shot dead in Derry (also known as Londonderry) during rioting in April 2019.

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Neden oradaydım; kişisel bir anlatı

Threats  |  12.08.2019

Neden oradaydım; kişisel bir anlatı | ECPMF

by Ayse Duzkan

An English version of this article can be found here.

Onlar kendilerinden “Özgür Basın Geleneği” olarak söz ediyor ama biz onlar için genellikle Kürt medyası terimini kullanıyoruz. Avrupalı bir meslektaşımla sohbet ederken bu sözü kullanınca, Kürtçemin bu yayınları anlamaya yeterli olup olmadığını sordu.

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How I paid my debt of solidarity for Kurdish media

Threats  |  12.08.2019

How I paid my debt of solidarity for Kurdish media | ECPMF

by Ayse Duzkan

Bu makelenin Türkçe versiyonu burada bulunabilir.

They call themselves “Free Press Tradition” but we usually call them Kurdish media. When I used this term in a chat with a European colleague, he asked whether my Kurdish is sufficient to understand.

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Fighting for freedom of information on Julian Assange is a long battle for Italian journalist

Threats  |  07.08.2019

Fighting for freedom of information on Julian Assange is a long battle for Italian journalist | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

An Italian journalist faces financial hardship after her Freedom of Information requests for correspondence about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are being subjected to long legal battles.

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