Hungary: prosecutor acts on ECPMF report
One year after a group of journalists were beaten up and detained by police guarding the Serbian-Hungarian border, the state prosecutor has started a special investigation.more information
Panel honours journalists killed for doing their job
A memorial panel created by Ossigeno, ECPMF's Italian partner, aims to raise awareness about journalists who died performing their duties and about the importance of fighting for press freedom.more information
Spain's 'Ley Mordaza': The fight continues in year two
The budding Platform for the Defence of Free Expression unites journalists, lawyers, media houses, social movements and consumer advocates against the 'gag laws' and other citizens' rights violations in Spain.more information
Film on Gladbeck hostage drama gets legal green light
Denied a request for legal financial aid, murderer from the notorious Gladbeck hostage crisis fails to stop the making of a German film on the 1988 incident.more information
Syria: citizen journalists film war in 360° virtual reality
For Europeans, it is hard to grasp the daily reality of living in a war zone, or to understand why hundreds of thousands of Syrians risk their lives to seek asylum here.more information
Turkey: Stop the purge, restore human rights!
Two weeks after the coup attempt in Turkey, the country was facing a dreadful wave of arrests. At least 131 media outlets had been shut down, and many journalists were facing detention.more information
Tell your story about violations of freedom of expression
In cooperation with its partner organisation Journalismfund.eu, the ECPMF is happy to announce the second call for applications for the FoX-Grant. With € 15.000 in total, the grant wants to enable European journalists to tell their stories about violations of freedom of expression. more information
On 6th and 7th October the 2nd European Media Freedom Conference is taking place in Leipzig at the Leipzig Media Campus Villa Ida.
After a very successful inaugural conference in 2015 the this years focus is on "working together for independent journalism - powerful journalism networks".
It wraps up major press freedom events of 2016 and gives an insight in the international debate on independent journalism and violations of freedom of speech on the current background of new media laws, new governments, arrested and released journalists in many European countries and neighbouring states.
Media organizations have demanded the release of the investigative journalist Jovo Martinovic folllowing claims that the prosecution pressured another suspect in the drug-related case to accuse him falsely.more information
The ECPMF is concerned about the safety of journalists the Ukraine and strongly urge Poroshenko to make sure that the government and all its institutions react to threats and violence against journalists.more information
For up to 12 months, a media worker at risk can take a time-out from the direct threat he or she is facing in their home country. The ECPMF provides a safe home, a scholarship.more information
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