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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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Fritt Ord Foundation joins IJ4EU fund as partner

ECPMF  |  11.07.2018

Fritt Ord Foundation joins IJ4EU fund as partner | ECPMF

Norway-based foundation provides additional €26,000 in support to investigative projects.

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Daphne Caruana Galizia's son on the grave situation of female activists and journalists in Malta

ECPMF  |  21.06.2018

Daphne Caruana Galizia's son on the grave situation of female activists and journalists in Malta | ECPMF

Daphne Caruana Galizia's son Andrew gave an oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council on the situation of violence against women journalists in Malta, in particular about the case of his mother. This statement was signed by twelve international media freedom NGOS.

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Attacks on Journalists in Italy ''It’s not an emergency, we have a permanent problem''

ECPMF  |  01.06.2018

Attacks on Journalists in Italy ''It’s not an emergency, we have a permanent problem'' | ECPMF

ECPMF’s partner Ossigeno celebrated the 25th World Press Freedom Day under the partronage of UNESCO in Rome. Ossigeno’s president Alberto Spampinato pleaded passionately for a comprehensive monitoring of threats and pressfreedom-violations all over Italy – comparing it with putting on the streetlights at night.

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Game Changer conference impressions: "As long as we have electricity we have hope"

ECPMF  |  29.05.2018

Game Changer conference impressions:

Journalists, academics, and media freedom activists gathered in Leipzig, Germany, to debate the impact of digital technologies on press freedom, for good and for bad. For two days they discussed the Daphne Project, citizen journalism, surveillance, blockchain, Facebook and the right to be forgotten. They also joined a hands-on workshop to learn digital self-defence.

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Freedom of expression in the Multiannual Financial Framework

ECPMF  |  25.05.2018

Freedom of expression in the Multiannual Financial Framework | ECPMF

The ECPMF and other media freedom organisations sent this letter on 24 May 2018 to the EC Commissioners Gabriel, Navracsics, Oettinger and First Vice-President Timmermanns to express our concern that freedom of expression will not be reflected in the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). We believe that it is important for media freedom and media pluralism to be given a clear priority in the EU budget for the future (2 … read more




This was a trial where the ‘crime’ was journalism, and the only ‘evidence’ was journalistic activities

ECPMF  |  26.04.2018

This was a trial where the ‘crime’ was journalism, and the only ‘evidence’ was journalistic activities | ECPMF

Joint Statement on the Cumhuriyet trial: 30 media freedom and freedom of expression organisations call on the institutions of the Council of Europe and its member states to remind Turkey of its international obligation to respect and protect human rights.

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Video comment on Cumhuriyet verdicts: Journalism itself was standing trial

ECPMF  |  26.04.2018

Video comment on Cumhuriyet verdicts: Journalism itself was standing trial | ECPMF

ECPMF's Advocacy Officer Nora Wehofsits travelled to Turkey to monitor the final hearings of the Cumhuriyet trial. 14 defendants were sentenced to up to eight years in jail - because of their journalistic activities.

 

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Nedim Türfent: 'I chose to pay this price instead of betraying my profession'

ECPMF  |  19.04.2018

Nedim Türfent: 'I chose to pay this price instead of betraying my profession' | ECPMF

Kurdish Journalist Nedim Türfent has been in prison since March 12, 2016. In solitary confinement. Now seven media freedom organisations sent him a letter. And he answered.

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17 press freedom groups condemn Turkey’s seizure of pro-Kurdish daily

ECPMF  |  30.03.2018

17 press freedom groups condemn Turkey’s seizure of pro-Kurdish daily | ECPMF

Seventeen international press freedom organisations call on the Turkish authorities to immediately release twelve printworkers and staff arrested on March 28 at the premises and print works of the newspaper Özgürlükçü Demokrasi and the further fifteen staff taken into custody after home raids on the morning of March 29, 2018.

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European Court: rulings to free two Turkish journalists urgent to carry out judgment, FoX groups say

ECPMF  |  22.03.2018

European Court: rulings to free two Turkish journalists urgent to carry out judgment, FoX groups say | ECPMF

March 22, 2018 – Turkey should immediately implement the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and release the veteran journalists Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay without delay, a coalition of nongovernmental groups said today. Furthermore, Turkey must ensure that domestic remedies for human rights violations are effective, in particular by ensuring the urgent review of all cases of journalists and writers currently pending before its Constitutional Court.

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Moving opening of exhibition on persecuted journalists in Turkey

ECPMF  |  15.03.2018

Moving opening of exhibition on persecuted journalists in Turkey | ECPMF

By Sophie Albers Ben Chamo

On Wednesday, 14 March, as part of the Leipzig Bookfair the ECPMF, MEP Rebecca Harms and the daily Leipziger Volkszeitung joined forces to shed light on the situation of media freedom in Turkey.

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"No one should fear for his or her life because of exercising fundamental democratic rights": vigil for Ján Kuciak and Daphne Caruana Galizia in Leipzig  

ECPMF  |  13.03.2018

On Monday evening, 12 March 2018, the ECPMF held a vigil for the murdered journalists Daphne Caruana Galizia and Ján Kuciak as well as his fiancée Martina at Leipzig's famous Nikolai church. Amongst 50 visitors was also the Honorary Consul of Slovakia.

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International human rights and free speech organisations express grave concerns as Cumhuriyet trial nears its close

ECPMF  |  08.03.2018

International human rights and free speech organisations express grave concerns as Cumhuriyet trial nears its close | ECPMF

Amnesty International, Article 19, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, PEN Belgium/Flanders, PEN Nederland, PEN International and Reporters Without Borders continue to follow the criminal proceedings against the reporters and other staff of Cumhuriyet newspaper with great concern. Several international observers will also be present at the sixth hearing, taking place on Friday 9 March 2018.

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Das ECPMF begrüßt die Freilassung des Journalisten Deniz Yücel - und jetzt #FreeThemAll!

ECPMF  |  16.02.2018

Das ECPMF begrüßt die Freilassung des Journalisten Deniz Yücel - und jetzt #FreeThemAll! | ECPMF

Please find here the English version

Der deutsch-türkische Journalist Deniz Yücel wird nach einem Jahr Haft ohne Anklage in der Türkei freigelassen. Zahlreiche andere Journalisten warten weiterhin auf faire Prozesse.

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