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Joint statement: press freedom groups condemn killing of Maltese journalist

Joint statement: press freedom groups condemn killing of Maltese journalist

18.10.2017Sixteen press freedom groups condemn the killing of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and demand an immediate and independent investigation into her death.more information

ECPMF at Lichtfest: celebrating freedom, tolerance and democracy

ECPMF at Lichtfest: celebrating freedom, tolerance and democracy

12.10.2017ECPMF's Managing Director Lutz Kinkel in an interview about press freedom at the Lichtfest 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. The annual festival commemorates the protests of 1989 when people of the GDR demanded democracy and freedom.more information

Conference review: Defending journalists under threat

Conference review: Defending journalists under threat

16.10.2017The contemporary threats to journalists extend to all reaches in media, and in some cases, threaten media freedom – a report from the ECPMF conference “Defending journalists under threat” in Leipzig, Germany.more information

EU Commissioner Vestager:

EU Commissioner Vestager: "Platforms have certain responsibilities towards society"

13.10.2017European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager fights for fairness on the European market, also against massive corporate players like Google and Apple. In an interview with the ECPMF she talks about her role in Europe, the death of old media and the future of the market.more information

Hope and despair: moral injury in media workers

Hope and despair: moral injury in media workers

11.10.2017In 2015 Canadian-Greek journalist Will Vassilopoulos was reporting on the refugee crisis at Lesbos and Idomeni for AFP. At ECPMF's 2017 conference "Defending journalists under threat" he talked about how what he witnessed caused 'moral injury' in him and his colleagues. Part of his impressive presentation was this film.more information

Asli Erdoğan: “For all the journalists with their tongues cut out, solidarity is important“

Asli Erdoğan: “For all the journalists with their tongues cut out, solidarity is important“

6.10.2017Asli Erdoğan and Deniz Yücel have today been jointly awarded with Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media by the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig.more information



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Turkey's crackdown on media freedom

Turkey
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

Media freedom needs "political rights, courage and solidarity"

Events
It was stormy – inside and out – at ECPMF’s Leipzig conference “Defending journalists under threat”. Almost 100 participants from all over Europe discussed the gap between Europe’s high expectations of media freedom and the dismal reality. Opinions and impressions.more information