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Malta: anti-corruption activist defies 'government-backed' online hate campaign

Threats  |  18.07.2018

Malta: anti-corruption activist defies 'government-backed' online hate campaign | ECPMF

By Emil Weber

Maltese anti-corruption activist, Tina Urso, feels she has been targeted by a government- backed name-and-shame online campaign in recent months. She, her lawyer and media and human rights activists criticise the authorities responsible for investigating the threats.

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Good news from Turkey: partial acquittal for Erdem Gül

Threats  |  16.07.2018

Good news from Turkey: partial acquittal for Erdem Gül | ECPMF

Turkish journalist Erdem Gül has been acquitted of charges of 'publishing state secrets,' Turkish media reported on July 16. Yet, another trial is still pending.

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Austria in EU hotseat with broadcasters in uproar over ’political muzzle’

Threats  |  10.07.2018

Austria in EU hotseat with broadcasters in uproar over ’political muzzle’ | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

As Austria assumes the Presidency of the European Council, its own public service broadcasters are protesting about alleged ’political censorship’. And opposition politicians fear the TV licence fee may be used as a financial weapon to attack the broadcaster’s political neutrality.

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Bots 'are enemies of press freedom'

Threats  |  10.07.2018

Bots 'are enemies of press freedom' | ECPMF

by Emma Hattstein

In times when most of the people are consuming news online, the profession of the journalist had to become digital as well. And the answer to that are bots. For good and for bad.

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'Murders of journalists cannot be tolerated in the EU' - Justice Commissioner

Threats  |  04.07.2018

'Murders of journalists cannot be tolerated in the EU' - Justice Commissioner | ECPMF

by Jane Whyatt

The Justice Commissioner of the European Union is offering support to police investigating the murders of journalists Daphne Caruana Galizia and Jan Kuciak. Commissioner Vera Jourová has been to Slovakia and Malta to pay respects to the investigative journalists who were killed for doing their jobs, and to bring the full weight of the European Commission to bear on the authorities responsible. 

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Hands off female football reporters!

 

Threats  |  03.07.2018

Hands off female football reporters!
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by Jane Whyatt

Media freedom campaigners are urging newsrooms to show ’zero tolerance’ to football hooligans who grope, harass or insult female reporters during the World Cup in Russia

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Bots - friends or enemies of press freedom?

Threats  |  02.07.2018

Bots - friends or enemies of press freedom? | ECPMF

by Emma Hattstein

In times when most of the people are consuming news online, the profession of the journalist has become digital as well. And the answer to that are bots. Bots seem to be the solution to everything lately: online shopping, financial transactions, falling in love, organisational systems - and also the news business

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Turkey elections: report of OSCE observers finds "undue advantage, including in media"

Threats  |  25.06.2018

Turkey elections: report of OSCE observers finds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is taking on extensive new executive powers following his election win on Sunday. On Monday, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) presented its ODIHR report of the election observation mission.

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Being a whistleblower: 'I wouldn't do it again'

Threats  |  20.06.2018

Being a whistleblower: 'I wouldn't do it again' | ECPMF

By Jane Whyatt

Blowing the whistle on wrongdoings at work can make you an international cult hero. Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning are world famous. Many Europeans also know Antoine Deltour. But Maria Bamieh has yet to become a household name. The fifty-nine year old is still fighting through the courts to defend her reputation. 

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What if there were a World Cup for press freedom?

Threats  |  14.06.2018

What if there were a World Cup for press freedom? | ECPMF

With Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup, journalists at the Manchester Evening News were inspired to work out what would happen if, instead of competing at football, the countries were judged on their record of defending press freedom and freedom of speech.

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Türkei: "In diesem Land kann sich alles jederzeit ändern"

Threats  |  14.06.2018

Türkei:

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Mehr als sieben Monate lang saß die deutsche Journalistin Meşale Tolu mit ihrem kleinen Sohn in türkischer Untersuchungshaft. Mitte Dezember 2017 wurde sie unter Auflagen freigelassen. Am 26. April 2018 wurde die Ausreisesperre verlängert. Das ECPMF hat Tolu in Istanbul getroffen und mit ihr über die anstehenden Wahlen in der Türk … read more




Turkey: "In this country everything can change at any time"

Threats  |  14.06.2018

Turkey: 

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For more than seven months German journalist Meşale Tolu was held in pre-trial detention in Turkey together with her son, a toddler. In Mid-December 2017 she was conditionally released. On April 26, 2018, her travel ban was extended. The ECPMF met her in Istanbul to talk about the upcoming Turkish elections, the case of Deniz Y … read more




EU Parliament Malta report: shocking lack of follow-up on leads into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Threats  |  12.06.2018

EU Parliament Malta report: shocking lack of follow-up on leads into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia | ECPMF

Following the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia the MEPs Ana Gomes, Sven Giegold and David Casa went on an ad hoc mission on the rule of law in Malta in November and December 2017. This is the report. 

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MEPs discuss Cambridge Analytica's role in Brexit

Threats  |  05.06.2018

MEPs discuss Cambridge Analytica's role in Brexit | ECPMF

By Mary Honeyball MEP 

This article first appeared on The Honeyball Buzz, the personal blog of Mary Honeyball, MEP for London and is reproduced with her permission.

Following Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in the European Parliament two weeks ago, a conference was held on 4 June 2018 with influential speakers, some of whom were directly involved in breaking the Cambridge Analytica news story, in which delegates were told … read more




Malta: "Who will be next?"

Threats  |  31.05.2018

Malta:

Iris Rohmann, winner of the Daphne Caruana Galizia grant from the German Reporter Forum, just got back from Malta, where she is investigating the circumstances of the Caruana Galizia murder on 16 October 2017. She gave us a short roundup of what she found out in just one week.

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