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Uncovering stories that matter for Europe

ECPMF  |  17.01.2019

Uncovering stories that matter for Europe | ECPMF

by Daniel Leon

Over 10,000 migrant children have fallen off the radar of European authorities, European Union funds have supported far-right Eurosceptic political parties, and criminal organizations have siphoned off EU taxpayer money in Romania and Bulgaria. These are the kinds of stories that fall through the cracks and are only picked up by dedicated investigative journalists.

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Montenegro: Jovo Martinović sentenced to 18 months in jail

ECPMF  |  15.01.2019

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A court in Montenegro today sentenced the independent journalist Jovo Martinović to 18 months in jail. The ECPMF and its partners are appalled by the verdict and condemn Martinović's conviction in a joint statement.

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Joint letter: Demand to guarantee the full independence of LRT

ECPMF  |  10.01.2019

Joint letter: Demand to guarantee the full independence of LRT | ECPMF

10.01.19. The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have jointly sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Lithuania and the Speaker of the Seimas (Parliament). In it, they demand that the government ensure the independence of the Lithuanian public broadcaster, as proposed changes to the law threaten to curtail it.

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2018 - what a year that was for the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom!

ECPMF  |  20.12.2018

2018 - what a year that was for the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom! | ECPMF

This year was not an easy one for media freedom in Europe. We met with deadly aggression, power-hungry oligarchs and corrupt politicians. Yet we were also proud to defend journalists under threat, to stand with our partners and supporters in the media freedom community to make some noise - and to shine a light. Because democracy dies in darkness.

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NEWSOCRACY conference in Prague: why media ownership concerns us all

ECPMF  |  15.12.2018

NEWSOCRACY conference in Prague: why media ownership concerns us all | ECPMF

ECPMF's Prague conference on media ownership structures in the Czech Republic and Europe strechted from alarms, to outrage, up to hope ... in case you missed it here are a summary and impressions of the day.

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One year after arrests of murder suspects, international NGOs condemn continued lack of justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia

ECPMF  |  04.12.2018

One year after arrests of murder suspects, international NGOs condemn continued lack of justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia | ECPMF

04.12.2018. Nine international freedom of expression, press freedom, and professional journalists’ organisations condemn the lack of justice for the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia a full year after three arrests were made in connection with the case. Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb that detonated near her home in Bidnija, Malta on 16 October 2017.

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An open letter to the Bulgarian Construction Chamber concerning the IJ4EU Fund

ECPMF  |  19.11.2018

An open letter to the Bulgarian <span>Construction Chamber concerning the IJ4EU Fund</span> | ECPMF

Far from being “vague” or “opaque”. ECPMF and IPI react with an open letter to statements made by the Bulgarian Construction Chamber on the Investigative Journalism for EU Fund.

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UN member states raise major concerns about the deterioration of freedom of expression in Malta

ECPMF  |  14.11.2018

<span>UN member states raise major concerns about the deterioration of freedom of expression in Malta</span> | ECPMF

The coalition of five press freedom NGOs urges the Maltese Government to accept and implement UN's UPR recommendations made in relation to strengthening freedom of expression and protecting journalists in Malta.

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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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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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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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Vigil in Berlin | 16/10/2017 Daphne Caruana Galizia 16/10/2018 | Schweigeminute in Berlin

ECPMF  |  12.10.2018

Vigil in Berlin | 16/10/2017 Daphne Caruana Galizia 16/10/2018 | Schweigeminute in Berlin | ECPMF

Join us! It's been one year since the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder and we want to commemorate this strong and brave journalist with a vigil in Berlin.

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A permanent state of emergency by any name is no substitute for respecting human rights

ECPMF  |  28.08.2018

A permanent state of emergency by any name is no substitute for respecting human rights | ECPMF

Joint statement

We the undersigned organizations call on Turkey's government to follow through on its promise to end the state of emergency by withdrawing recently passed legislation that replicates many of the state of emergency's special provisions.

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OPEN LETTER - Media freedom in Hungary and the case of Hir TV

ECPMF  |  07.08.2018

<span>OPEN LETTER - Media freedom in Hungary and the case of Hir TV</span> | ECPMF

To

Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, European Commission
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner, European Commission
Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner, European Commission
Antonio Tajani, President, European Parliament

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Why we are so passionate about press freedom

ECPMF  |  12.07.2018

Why we are so passionate about press freedom | ECPMF

ECPMF'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!

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