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Malta: anti-corruption activist defies online hate campaign

Malta: anti-corruption activist defies online hate campaign

18.7.2018Maltese activist, Tina Urso, feels she has been targeted by a government-backed name-and-shame online campaign in recent months. She, her lawyer and media and human rights activists criticise the authorities responsible for investigating the threats.more information

End of state of emergency must be end of crack down on journalists, President Erdoğan!

End of state of emergency must be end of crack down on journalists, President Erdoğan!

18.7.2018On Wednesday night, 18 July 2018, Turkey's two-year-long state of emergency comes to an end. But there is no relief. There is just ongoing oppression, says ECPMF's Managing Director Lutz Kinkel.more information

Politkovskaya murder inquiry inadequate and violated human rights – top court says

Politkovskaya murder inquiry inadequate and violated human rights – top court says

17.7.2018The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the investigation into the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya violated the European Convention on Human Rights and was characterised by inadequacies.more information

Good news from Turkey: partial acquittal for Erdem Gül

Good news from Turkey: partial acquittal for Erdem Gül

16.7.2018Turkish journalist Erdem Gül, Ankara bureau chief of Cumhuriyet, has been acquitted of charges of 'publishing state secrets.' Yet, another trial is still pending.more information

Why we are so passionate about press freedom

Why we are so passionate about press freedom

12.7.2018ECPMF's Jane Whyatt gave a stunning presentation at the TEDx in Leipzig, talking about the power of attraction of press and media freedom. Here is the video!more information

Fritt Ord Foundation joins IJ4EU fund as partner

Fritt Ord Foundation joins IJ4EU fund as partner

11.7.2018Fritt Ord has provided the fund with a grant of 26,000 euros to provide additional financial support to projects selected by the independent jury last month.more information