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Maltese state official verbally abuses human rights advocate at the UN in part of a growing trend of harassment of human rights defenders

Threats  |  11.12.2018

<strong>Maltese state official verbally abuses human rights advocate at the UN in part of a growing trend of harassment of human rights defenders</strong> | ECPMF

Representatives of the Maltese government failed to save the life of Daphne Caruana Galizia, they are blocking a public inquiry into her assassination and keep intimidating her family. Now they are verbally abusing international civil society representatives.

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Camera crews in the firing line as France’s ’yellow vests’ clash with police

Threats  |  11.12.2018

Camera crews in the firing line as France’s ’yellow vests’ clash with police | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

As demonstrators in yellow vests have clashed with police across France a number of photojournalists have been attacked and injured as they tried to cover the protests. CPJ offers safety guidelines for journalists.

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Azerbaijani journalist detained for five months ‘without justification’

Threats  |  10.12.2018

Azerbaijani journalist detained for five months ‘without justification’ | ECPMF

By Emil Weber 

Award-winning journalist Seymur Mashgul oglu Haziyev was deprived of freedom for nearly five months between 2014 and 2015 without justification, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled on 6. December 2018. 

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Three strikes and you're out, Malta!

Threats  |  05.12.2018

Three strikes and you're out, Malta! | ECPMF

by Jane Whyatt

Malta's government must hold a public inquiry into the killing of investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia – or answer to the European Court of Human Rights. That's the expert opinion of lawyers who have investigated the local murder inquiry and found a number of failings

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Turkey media, between European solidarity and tolerance

Threats  |  29.11.2018

Turkey media, between European solidarity and tolerance | ECPMF

By Fazila Mat, OBCT, the article was first published here

The difficult situation of Turkey's press told by well-known journalists, the effects of European solidarity initiatives, and the prospects for the future. A report on the IPI event "Turkey's Media Under Siege".

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Malta: doubts about reports on investigation success in Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case

Threats  |  19.11.2018

Malta: doubts about reports on investigation success in Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case | ECPMF

By Iris Rohmann

Maltese investigators say they are closing in on the masterminds of the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder. But there are contradictory reports.

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Ireland repeals blasphemy law - who's next?

Threats  |  12.11.2018

Ireland repeals blasphemy law - who's next? | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt and Ronan Fahy

Oh my God! OMG is such a common utterance in social media that no-one even notices it any more. But taking in vain the name of God – anyone’s God – is still a crime in many European countries. 

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Demonising the media: Threats to journalists in Europe

Threats  |  09.11.2018

Demonising the media: Threats to journalists in Europe | ECPMF

Burned in effigy. Insulted. Spat at. Discredited by their nation’s leaders. Assaulted. Sued. Death threats. Assassinations. This is the landscape faced by journalists throughout Europe over the past four years. ECPMF partner Mapping Media Freedom presents its new report.

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Matthew Caruana Galizia: "ever since then it’s just been like one long day"

Threats  |  01.11.2018

Matthew Caruana Galizia: ever since then it’s just been like one long day" | ECPMF">

One year after the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder the investigation in Malta is stalled. This is an in-depth interview with her son the journalist Matthew Caruana Galizia speaking about the toxic price of impunity, the day of the murder and the future of his home country.

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Ján Kuciak's father: 'journalists should not be afraid to write'

Threats  |  01.11.2018

Ján Kuciak's father: 'journalists should not be afraid to write' | ECPMF

By ECPMF

It’s almost nine months since the assassination of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancee in Slovakia. ECPMF’s Legal Advisor Flutura Kusari travelled to Bratislava again to monitor the state of the murder investigations. She also met Ján Kuciak’s parents. This is the interview.

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Slovakia: where do the Ján Kuciak murder investigations stand?

Threats  |  30.10.2018

Slovakia: where do the Ján Kuciak murder investigations stand? | ECPMF

By ECPMF

Almost nine months after the murders of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancee, there’s a new link to Hungary, there are charges against four people, and ECPMF’s fact-finder is back in Bratislava again.

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A Daphne Caruana Galizia portrait for the European Parliament in Strasbourg

Threats  |  24.10.2018

A Daphne Caruana Galizia portrait for the European Parliament in Strasbourg | ECPMF

"I wanted to not only honour this fearless journalist but also to keep her memory alive," says Scandinavian artist Marie Louise Kold whose portrait of Daphne Caruana Galizia was just hung in the European Parliament (EP) press room in Strasbourg.

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CoE probes murder investigation of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Threats  |  22.10.2018

CoE probes murder investigation of Daphne Caruana Galizia | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

A Special Rapporteur appointed by the Council of Europe is travelling to Malta to scrutinise the investigation into how and why an investigative journalist was murdered. 

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Daphne Caruana Galizia: recommendations of the Malta Mission

Threats  |  17.10.2018

Daphne Caruana Galizia: recommendations of the Malta Mission | ECPMF

In the morning after the great vigil for Daphne Caruana Galizia in Valletta with about 2000 attendees, the representatives of five freedom of expression organisations  - ECPMF, CPJ, PEN and RSF, held a press conference to present the findings of their mission. They have travelled to Malta to mark the one-year-anniversary of the Caruana Galizia assassination.

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Malta: Prime Minister refuses to commit to public inquiry on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination

Threats  |  16.10.2018

Malta: Prime Minister refuses to commit to public inquiry on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination | ECPMF

By Emil Weber and ECPMF

A delegation of five press freedom organisations travelled to Malta to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and to call out the fact that little has been done to find those behind the killing. 

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