Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig

In 2015 the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig and a consortium of international partners was awarded a grant from the European Commission in order to establish the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom. Additional major financial supporters of the project are the City of Leipzig, the State of Saxony, the German Foreign Ministry and the foundation itself. In order to establish the Centre in 2015/16 the ECPMF has been working in close collaboration with the following partners:

leipziger medienstiftung

an independent non-profit organisation established with the purpose of promoting quality cross-border and in-depth journalism in Europe, headquartered in Zellik (Belgium).


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Institute of European Media Law (EMR)

a Europe-wide network of over 180 legal experts based in Saarbrücken (Germany).


Ossigeno per l'informazione

an observatory based in Rome, which monitors threatened journalists and news overshadowed by violence in Italy.


Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (OBC)

a think tank and online journal, headquartered in Rovereto (Italy). 


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South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO)

an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), operating as a regional non-governmental, non-profit network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East Europe, based in Vienna (Austria). 




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