7 Jan

Albania: Defence Minister’s Chief of Cabinet issues legal threat against journalist

ECPMF, as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), is concerned about legal proceedings initiated by Belioza Çoku, the Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Defence, against journalist Juljana Ristani, who published a story on undue interference with lists of nominees for educational bursaries in the context of a public competition held by the Ministry of Defence.

23 Dec

ECPMF condemns Turkey court ruling sentencing journalist Can Dündar to over 27 years in prison

“We are appalled by this ruling, but not surprised. Turkish authorities have been relentless in their harassment of Can Dündar and his family for more than five years now..."

18 Dec

Turkey: ECPMF highly concerned about arrests of Mezopotamya Agency reporters

The ECPMF is highly concerned over the detention and arrest of four reporters in the southeast of Turkey, on 17 December 2020.

15 Dec

Montenegro: the new government must prioritise and uphold press and media freedom

As Montenegro’s new coalition government under the leadership of Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić was formally approved by the Montenegrin Parliament on 4 December, the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) and key partners, urge it to put press and media freedom high on its agenda.

15 Dec

Maltese court fails to protect press freedom: Gafà acquitted for threats to journalist

ECPMF as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) condemns today’s court ruling in the criminal proceedings against Neville Gafà for threats he made on Twitter against Italian journalist Nello Scavo.

9 Dec

Croatia: Smear campaign against journalist Anja Kožul, protection needed

As part of the MFRR, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Press Institute (IPI) and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) condemn the smear campaign against Croatian journalist Anja Kožul and call for her protection.

7 Dec

MFRR partners raise serious concerns over suspension of funding to Slovenian Press Agency

The undersigned partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today raise serious concerns over the recent decision by the Government Communication Office (UKOM) in Slovenia to suspend financing of the country’s press agency.

27 Nov

France tramples on press freedom

24 Nov

MFRR calls for an investigation into the targeting of journalists by the UK Government

ECPMF, as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), calls for a robust and independent investigation into the potentially unlawful manipulation of Freedom of Information requests by the UK Government.

19 Nov

Journalist-in-Residence programme in Milan kicks off

MFRR Journalist-in-Residence (JiR) programme in Milan has officially starts