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International media freedom delegation in Croatia: some improvements, old and new issues

International media freedom delegation in Croatia: some improvements, old and new issues

18.1.2018On January 15 and 16, 2018, an international delegation of press freedom organisation representatives visited Zagreb to observe the state of media freedom in Croatia. This was the second such visit in two years.more information

Turkey: Constitutional Court rules in favour of jailed journalists - but they are still imprisoned

Turkey: Constitutional Court rules in favour of jailed journalists - but they are still imprisoned

12.1.2018Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that Şahin Alpay and Mehmet Altan were detained in violation of their rights. However, penal courts stalled the decision. International media freedom campaigners are urging the lower courts to respect the ruling and set the journalists free.more information

When press freedom made it to Hollywood

When press freedom made it to Hollywood

8.1.2018Press Freedom is the hero of Spielberg's new movie "The Post". The Golden Globes just awarded two investigative journalism NGOs with one million dollars each. ECPMF talked to Liz Hannah, screenwriter of "The Post", about press freedom's past and future and its great hope.more information

Application deadline extended for ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme

Application deadline extended for ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme

6.12.2017DEADLINE EXTENDED! ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme provides a refuge for a limited period of time, a safe place to continue working and to recover. The new application deadline is 12th January 2018.more information

Trial continues of Afgan Mukhtarli with conflicting statements in court

Trial continues of Afgan Mukhtarli with conflicting statements in court

5.1.2018At the Balakan District Court, Afgan Mukhtarli’s trial on 28 December started with a scandal.more information

Fact finding mission Republic of Macedonia: High time to protect Media Freedom

Fact finding mission Republic of Macedonia: High time to protect Media Freedom

21.12.2017In a joint mission the ECPMF, EFJ, SEEMO and OBCT looked at the situation of journalists and media workers in the Republic of Macedonia on-site. This is the report.more information


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Turkey's crackdown on media freedom

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For years now, Turkey has been imprisoning more journalists than any other country in the world. Since the alleged coup in 2016 the numbers are even rising. Worse still, the Turkish regime targets critical journalists even outside its own country. more information

Joint Statement on Turkey to the European Union

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The freedom of expression community calls on the European Union to act against Turkey's abuse of Interpol, to duly implement the EU Guidelines on Freedom of Expression and EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders and to live up the high expectations that were raised therein.more information