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Joint letter to MEPs on behalf of

Joint letter to MEPs on behalf of "Daphne Caruana Galizia prize"

25.10.2017Following the assassination of the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the ECPMF and Transparency International EU, along with other media freedom groups, call on the EU to create a special prize in her name to support independent investigative journalism around Europe.more information

#EndImpunity: The investigation that killed my brother Giovanni

#EndImpunity: The investigation that killed my brother Giovanni

27.10.2017Alberto Spampinato, founder of the Italian media freedom watchdog Ossigeno per l’informazione, has been fighting impunity for 45 years. This is the story of his journalist brother who was murdered.more information

Why Greek journalists are on strike - and hunger strike

Why Greek journalists are on strike - and hunger strike

24.10.2017No news today. In Greece retired as well as working journalists find themselves ineligible of their pensions and health care. The Greek journalists unions decided a 48 hours strike on Tuesday and Wednesday. Four women have been on hunger strike for more than ten days.more information

German businessman loses appeal against

German businessman loses appeal against "New York Times"

23.10.2017A German national and international businessman, Mr. Boris Fuchsmann, lost his application at the European Court of Human Rights on October 19th concerning the references to him in a wider article published by the "The New York Times" nearly sixteen years ago.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

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



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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