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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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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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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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Masked attackers beat up camera crew

Threats  |  10.10.2018

Masked attackers beat up camera crew | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

Investigative reporters filming a car showroom at Wuppertal in western Germany have been attacked and beaten up by two masked men.

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Viktoria Marinova: Bulgaria promises probe into alleged EU funds fraud and there has been an arrest in Germany

Threats  |  09.10.2018

<span>Viktoria Marinova: Bulgaria promises probe into alleged EU funds fraud and there has been an arrest in Germany</span> | ECPMF

Three days after the murder of Bulgarian TV journalist Viktoria Marinova the Bulgarian police have arrested and released a suspect. Since Tuesday evening Bulgarian media is reporting on an arrest in Germany. The local police haven't confirmed it yet.

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Tomasz Piątek: "what happens to press freedom in Eastern Europe influences the West"

Threats  |  08.10.2018

Tomasz Piątek:

This year’s winner of the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig’s Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media is Polish journalist Tomasz Piątek. At the press conference on 8 October 2018, he sketched a dark portrait of press freedom in his home country. But he ended with a more hopeful message.

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Tomasz Piątek: "Was in Osteuropa mit der Pressefreiheit passiert, hat Einfluss auf den Westen" 

Threats  |  08.10.2018

Tomasz Piątek:

Der polnische Journalist Tomasz Piątek ist der diesjährige Gewinner des Preises für die Freiheit und Zukunft der Medien der Medienstiftung der Sparkasse Leipzig. Auf der Pressekonferenz am 8. Oktober zeichnete er ein düsteres Bild der Pressefreiheit in seiner Heimat. Doch es bestehe Hoffnung.

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TV journalist murdered in EU Member State Bulgaria

Threats  |  07.10.2018

TV journalist murdered in EU Member State Bulgaria | ECPMF

On Saturday, Bulgarian TV journalist Viktoria Marinova was murdered in the Nothern town of Ruse. Her last aired report was about an EU funds fraud investigation in Bulgaria. International attention obviously intensifies Bulgaria's focus on the investigation. 

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