Tag Press freedom
16 Sep

ECPMF and MFRR partners write letter to the Greek authorities voicing concern over restricted access for media workers to Moria refugee camp

The Greek authorities are undermining press freedom and threatening the public’s right to know by restricting access for media workers to sites where refugees and asylum seekers are held following the fire that destroyed the Moria camp

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21 Aug

Protection des lanceurs d’alerte: annulez le mandat d’arrêt de Jonathan Taylor!

Nous réitérons notre appel aux autorités de Monaco d’abandonner les poursuites à l’encontre de Jonathan Taylor, et de l’autoriser à rentrer chez lui sans délai

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20 Aug

Türkiye’de penguenleşme

CNNTurk, Gezi Parkı'nda inşaat için ağaçların kesilmesi üzerine protestoların görüntülerini göstermek yerine penguenler üzerine bir belgesel yayınladığından beri penguenler Türkiye'de medyaya müdahale sembolü haline geldi. Bu, sosyal medyanın Türk halkı için öneminin arttığına işaret etti.

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20 Aug

Social media law in Turkey: a new stage of penguinisation

In Turkey, many police violence cases only came to light through social media. Similarly, many murders of women that were unsolved or unpunished were made public due to pressure from the social media and the perpetrators were put on trial and prosecuted. With the new socila media law, these will all become impossible.

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14 Aug

ECPMF and other international organisations call on Belarusian authorities to stop their oppression of journalists and media freedom

We call on Belarusian authorities to stop attacking, detaining and demonising journalists and media workers and work towards meaningful protections for media freedom

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14 Aug

MFRR partners call on Monaco to withdraw arrest warrant on oil industry whistleblower Jonathan Taylor

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, media protection, human rights, transparency and whistleblowing support organisations, alongside international jurists call on Monaco to immediately withdraw the arrest warrant that led to SBM Offshore whistleblower Jonathan Taylor being arrested in Dubrovnik airport.

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7 Aug

Media in Turkey: a testing ground of censorship and control

Turkey is currently the largest prison for journalists in the world, with over 80 media workers in detention. The Turkish parliament has now passed a law that gives the government more control over social networks. This article analyses the situation of the Turkish media.

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31 Jul

Gazeta Wyborcza’s Piotr Stasiński: “They want to bury us under an avalanche of lawsuits”

The Polish government seeks to control the public discourse. Gazeta Wyborcza is a flagship for independent quality journalism – and because of that smeared as "anti-state" and "pro-European". ECPMF talked to former deputy editor-in-chief Piotr Stasiński about SLAPPS, physical threats, "re-polonisation" and what keeps him going.

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9 Jul

Statement in support of the mandate of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

Global organisations sign statement in support of the mandate of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

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17 Jun

Hungary’s two pandemics: COVID-19 and attacks on media freedom

A legal opinion commissioned by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) finds that the Hungarian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic fails to live up to domestic or European legal standards and entrenches the country’s attacks on independent media outlets, journalists and media workers.

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