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MEPs urge action to protect journalists across the EU

MEPs urge action to protect journalists across the EU

20.4.2018A resolution was approved by the European Parliament to better protect journalists. Slovakia must ensure an international investigation into the murder of Ján Kuciak.more information

Joint Statement: six months on, justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia

Joint Statement: six months on, justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia

16.4.2018The 16 April 2018 marks six months since the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Vigils held worldwide call on justice for Daphne. Four freedom of expression organisations gathered in Berlin.more information

Just two days after Orbán's electoral win, two news outlets are closing down

Just two days after Orbán's electoral win, two news outlets are closing down

10.4.2018Hungary faces the third consecutive term of Viktor Orbán and Fidesz and probably even worse crackdowns on media than already before. ECPMF spoke with investigative journalist Anita Kőműves about the future of independent media in Hungary.more information

The ECPMF and EFJ fact-finding mission Baltics report is out!

The ECPMF and EFJ fact-finding mission Baltics report is out!

9.4.2018End of January 2018, EFJ and ECPMF went on a joint fact-finding mission to the Baltics. In Lithuania and Estonia, representatives of the media freedom organisations met with journalists, business people and the authorities. The mission was triggered by the question if disinformation and fake news could destabilise the region.more information

Panama Papers’ editor to head #IJ4EU fund jury

Panama Papers’ editor to head #IJ4EU fund jury

5.4.2018Wolfgang Krach, editor-in-chief of Süddeutsche Zeitung, will serve as the jury chair of the Investigative Journalism for Europe fund, which will distribute up to €450,000 to support cross-border investigative journalism projects in the European Union.more information

Montenegro:

Montenegro: "There is no point in police protection for journalists"

5.4.2018In Montenegro, police are investigating an explosion that destroyed a hired car parked outside the home of TV journalist Sead Sakinović. Two men have been arrested. ECPMF spoke to the journalist.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

Ad hoc report on Slovakia is out: "a possible failure of the system"

Ján Kuciak
On 7 March 2018 the European Parliament sent an ad hoc delegation to Slovakia to show solidarity and to make their presence felt after the murder of young journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová. The report of this fact-finding mission is out now.more information