Tag Legal
2 Jul

Montenegro: retrial of investigative journalist Jovo Martinović – all charges must be dropped

Retrial of Jovo Martinović continuing on 6 July - all charges must be dropped. ECPMF expresses renewed concern about situation of media freedom in Montenegro

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8 Jun

Ending Gag Lawsuits in Europe – Protecting Democracy and Fundamental Rights

The EU must end gag lawsuits used to silence individuals and organisations that hold those in positions of power to account.

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5 Jun

MFRR call on Italian Constitutional Court to abolish prison sentences for criminal defamation as part of wider legislative reform

On 9 June, the Constitutional Court will hold a public hearing into the legitimacy of laws that allow for jail sentences for journalists convicted of defamation. Ahead of the hearing, MediaFreedomRR partners urge for reform.

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17 Apr

From blueprint to footprint: Safeguarding media freedom and pluralism through the European Rule of Law Mechanism

Together with 23 other civil society and press freedom organisations, we give recommendations to the European Commission. These outline how to make the Rule of Law strong, timely, inclusive and representative of the challenges faced by journalists and the media sector.

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25 Mar

Malta: ECPMF offers legal support to Times of Malta and Manuel Delia

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28 Feb

Media freedom campaigners and journalists unite for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom has signed a petition calling for Assange to be released. He is wanted in the United States, where the authorities intend to put him on trial in the state of Virginia, charged with facilitating the leak of military secrets.

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19 Dec

Legal Support

Individual journalists, bloggers, activists, free speech advocates, non-governmental organisations and media outlets – especially those operating in countries with more restrictive governments – can find it difficult to find legal expertise and pay for adequate legal support.

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6 Nov

Victory for ECPMF-backed case at the European Court of Human Rights

By Jane Whyatt – 06.11.2019 A Hungarian journalist has won a major legal victory and test case with support from the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). Illés […]

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24 Jul

A week full of inconsistencies in Turkey – Erol Önderoğlu acquitted but many others still detained

By ECPMF – 24.07.2019 In a busy week for Turkey’s courts, the ECPMF sent two representatives to Turkey in order to monitor court hearings and to meet with journalists, defendants, […]

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16 Apr

Court decides police were wrong to refuse journalist accreditation for political event

By Jane Whyatt – 16.04.2019 The High Court in London has ruled that police wrongly classed a political reporter as a security risk because he was present when activists released […]

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