Tag Safety of Journalists
26 Apr

Serbia: Independent journalism faces its biggest crisis in years

Following a visit to Belgrade on April 10 and 11 2023, the undersigned organisations issue a stark warning over the state of media freedom and journalists’ safety in Serbia.

6 Apr

Italy: Thorough investigation required after arson attack on car of journalist Rossella Puccio

ECPMF condemns the arson attack on the family car of Italian freelance journalist Rossella Puccio and expresses solidarity with the reporter as police work to identify the perpetrators and their motive.

16 Mar

Action needed: The European Commission Safety of Journalists Recommendation

The MFRR partners urge the EC Member States to take action for the safety of journalists without further delay and implement the provisions of the Recommendation on ensuring the protection, safety and empowerment of journalists and other media professionals.

10 Mar

Italy: Prosecutor issues seizure order for article published by newspaper Domani

MFRR partners condemn the decision of the Italian prosecutor to issue a seizure order for Domani’s investigative article, following a criminal complaint by the governmental representative.

7 Mar

Council of Europe Platform on Safety of Journalists – Annual Report 2023

The CoE Platform on safety of journalists publish their 2023 annual report, “War in Europe and the fight for the right to report”.

24 Feb

Ukraine: One year since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion, MFRR calls for continued solidarity and support for journalists covering the war

Today, marking one year since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners reiterate our condemnation of Russia’s war of aggression.

24 Feb

Statement by the CoE Safety of Journalists Platform on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Today, one year after the Russian Federation launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Partner Organisations to the Safety of Journalists’ Platform remember the colleagues who lost their lives while covering the war, and those who have endured injury, abduction, torture and suffering.

14 Dec

ECPMF’s Voices of Ukraine programme offers financial and technical support to Ukrainian journalists working in war zones

In response to the challenges faced by Ukraine’s journalistic community, ECPMF has launched the Voices of Ukraine programme.

24 Aug

Ukraine: MFRR partners reiterate call for safety and support of media 6 months after invasion 

To mark 6 months since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the day of Ukrainian Independence, partners of the MFRR reiterate continued solidarity with the journalists and media workers who risk their lives and safety to bring the world independent and accurate information from the frontline.

14 Jun

Feindbild Journalist 6 – Hatred on the Doorstep

ECPMF, as part of the MFRR, has published the English translation of the 2021 iteration of “Feindbild”, an annual study into politically-motivated violence against journalists in Germany.