Vatileaks verdict welcomed by media freedom campaigns
The so-called Vatileaks 2 trial shows how, even in a western country that is a member of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) journalists can be accused of serious crime by judges from other countries and must defend themselves in front of foreign courts.more information
LuxLeaks verdict gives wrong signal for whistleblowers
Suspended jail sentences for whistleblowers (12 months and 1.500 EUR penalty for Antoine Deltour and 9 months and 1.000 EUR penalty for Raphaël Halet) and acquittal for the investigative journalist (Edouard Perrin), that’s the verdict of Luxembourg court in the LuxLeaks case.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
Threats to journalist after Panama Papers leaks
A team of Finnish journalists who published and broadcast details of politicians’ and celebrities’ offshore banking have been warned by the tax authorities that they should reveal their sources.more information
One thousand words for freedom | Young Writers Contest
The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) is proud to announce its first competition for young writers. Young people under 27 are invited to write one thousand words about what press and media freedom means to them.more information
#MediafreedomHungary: a united call to defend journalists’ right to do their job
ECPMF-chair Henrik Kaufholz gave the starting signal for a Europe-wide action day to raise awareness for press freedom violations in Hungary. First thing in the morning he went to the Hungarian embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, to personally deliver a letter addressed to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbanmore 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.
“Abwab” is a new newspaper produced and published in Arabic and German, in Germany. It tries to open doors between refugees and German people by helping to understand each other and express their concerns towards each other.more information
Since the Polish people elected the Law and Justice (PiS) party government in the autumn of 2015, many magazines and newspaper publishers feel they are being censored – not through political interference, but by the decisions of state-owned companies to advertise only in publications that back PiS.more information
The ECPMF protested in front of the Turkish Embassy in Berlin together with other human rights organisations for the immediate release of the journalist and staff member of RSF, Erol Önderoğlu and his two colleagues, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and the author Ahmet Nesin.more information
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