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Ireland repeals blasphemy law - who's next?

Threats  |  12.11.2018

Ireland repeals blasphemy law - who's next? | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt and Ronan Fahy

Oh my God! OMG is such a common utterance in social media that no-one even notices it any more. But taking in vain the name of God – anyone’s God – is still a crime in many European countries. 

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Demonising the media: Threats to journalists in Europe

Threats  |  09.11.2018

Demonising the media: Threats to journalists in Europe | ECPMF

Burned in effigy. Insulted. Spat at. Discredited by their nation’s leaders. Assaulted. Sued. Death threats. Assassinations. This is the landscape faced by journalists throughout Europe over the past four years. ECPMF partner Mapping Media Freedom presents its new report.

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Istanbul publisher wins case against Turkey for the fifth time

Legal  |  08.11.2018

Istanbul publisher wins case against Turkey for the fifth time | ECPMF

By Emil Weber

Istanbul based publisher Fatih Taş has won a fifth freedom of expression case against Turkey at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

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First stories published under IJ4EU fund

ECPMF  |  07.11.2018

First stories published under IJ4EU fund | ECPMF

Corruption, murder of journalists, and lost children. IJ4EU, investigative journalism projects in Europe supported by the inaugural IJ4EU fund are off to a strong start.

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Matthew Caruana Galizia: "ever since then it’s just been like one long day"

Threats  |  01.11.2018

Matthew Caruana Galizia: ever since then it’s just been like one long day" | ECPMF">

One year after the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder the investigation in Malta is stalled. This is an in-depth interview with her son the journalist Matthew Caruana Galizia speaking about the toxic price of impunity, the day of the murder and the future of his home country.

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Ján Kuciak's father: 'journalists should not be afraid to write'

Threats  |  01.11.2018

Ján Kuciak's father: 'journalists should not be afraid to write' | ECPMF

By ECPMF

It’s almost nine months since the assassination of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancee in Slovakia. ECPMF’s Legal Advisor Flutura Kusari travelled to Bratislava again to monitor the state of the murder investigations. She also met Ján Kuciak’s parents. This is the interview.

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Slovakia: where do the Ján Kuciak murder investigations stand?

Threats  |  30.10.2018

Slovakia: where do the Ján Kuciak murder investigations stand? | ECPMF

By ECPMF

Almost nine months after the murders of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancee, there’s a new link to Hungary, there are charges against four people, and ECPMF’s fact-finder is back in Bratislava again.

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A Daphne Caruana Galizia portrait for the European Parliament in Strasbourg

Threats  |  24.10.2018

A Daphne Caruana Galizia portrait for the European Parliament in Strasbourg | ECPMF

"I wanted to not only honour this fearless journalist but also to keep her memory alive," says Scandinavian artist Marie Louise Kold whose portrait of Daphne Caruana Galizia was just hung in the European Parliament (EP) press room in Strasbourg.

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Open letter to Malta's Justice Minister concerning the destruction of the protest memorial for Daphne Caruana Galizia

ECPMF  |  19.10.2018

Open letter to Malta's Justice Minister concerning the destruction of the protest memorial for Daphne Caruana Galizia | ECPMF

Right after hundreds of people gathered in Valletta to commemorate Daphne Caruana Galizia Caruana, and right after the Malta delegation of freedom of the press representatives met with PM Joseph Muscat, the Maltese authorities continue their fight against memory.

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The final statement of the Malta mission

Press Releases  |  19.10.2018

The final statement of the Malta mission | ECPMF

For the one-year-anniversary of the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder an international freedom of expression delegation travelled to Malta to confront the authorities with the fact that the investigation is stalled. This is their findings and recommendations.

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CoE probes murder investigation of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Threats  |  22.10.2018

CoE probes murder investigation of Daphne Caruana Galizia | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

A Special Rapporteur appointed by the Council of Europe is travelling to Malta to scrutinise the investigation into how and why an investigative journalist was murdered. 

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Daphne Caruana Galizia: recommendations of the Malta Mission

Threats  |  17.10.2018

Daphne Caruana Galizia: recommendations of the Malta Mission | ECPMF

In the morning after the great vigil for Daphne Caruana Galizia in Valletta with about 2000 attendees, the representatives of five freedom of expression organisations  - ECPMF, CPJ, PEN and RSF, held a press conference to present the findings of their mission. They have travelled to Malta to mark the one-year-anniversary of the Caruana Galizia assassination.

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Malta: Prime Minister refuses to commit to public inquiry on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination

Threats  |  16.10.2018

Malta: Prime Minister refuses to commit to public inquiry on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination | ECPMF

By Emil Weber and ECPMF

A delegation of five press freedom organisations travelled to Malta to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and to call out the fact that little has been done to find those behind the killing. 

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Danish broadcaster in stranglehold with 500 jobs cut 

Threats  |  16.10.2018

Danish broadcaster in stranglehold with 500 jobs cut  | ECPMF

by Henrik Kaufholz in Copenhagen

My hairdresser – a nice guy with only a little grey hair left – is also a jazz musician. Before he opens the salon in the early morning he will practise on his trumpet. During the day he will also tune his DAB radio to P8 Jazz.

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Malta mission meets PM Joseph Muscat: "the campaign of harassment against Daphne and her family continues"

ECPMF  |  15.10.2018

Malta mission meets PM Joseph Muscat:

Representatives of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, the International Press Institute, PEN International, and Reporters Without Borders are in Malta because it's one year since the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder. On Monday they met with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. This is their statement. 

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