Journalists Behind Bars

13/10/2016 -  Mogens Blicher Bjerregård* Brussels

Killings, imprisonments and other methods to silence journalists happens all too often, in Europe as elsewhere in the world. In this editorial, the importance of being on the side of those who are threatened

Refugees and Migrants, the inconvenient truths


The European Federation of Journalists organised in Brussels, on 4th October 2016, the roundtable 'Refugees and Migrants, the inconvenient truths – Journalism against bias and stereotypes'

Brexit: the consequences for the EU enlargement

27/06/2016 -  Marzia Bona

The results of the referendum held in the UK will have significant consequences for the process of European integration of the South-Eastern European countries

Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey: the 2016 winners of the EU Awards for Investigative Journalism


The second EU Investigate Journalism Awards in the Western Balkans and Turkey have been announced in Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey

ECPMF Young Writers Contest: One thousand words for freedom


The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) is proud to announce its first competition for young writers

Brussels and Ankara, the bad deal

17/03/2016 -  Nils Muižnieks Strasbourg

The migration deal between EU and Turkey is illegal and must be changed, says CoE Commissioner for Human Rights. There are other ways to address the migrants crisis, complying with the member States obligations to protect those who flee wars and persecution

Nils Muižnieks : too many threats to journalists in Europe


The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe sent a letter to the president of Ossigeno per l'Informazione on the occasion of today's conference “Protect who reports inconvenient truths”, taking place in Rome

A grass-roots initiative for media freedom in Europe

20/02/2015 -  Luisa Chiodi

On January 28th, at the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels, OBC hosted a discussion on media freedom in Europe. The welcoming speech of our director, Luisa Chiodi, summarizing the achievements of the project “Safety Net for European Journalists”

Nine out of 10 cases of journalists' murders go unpunished

24/11/2014 -  Svetla Dimitrova Sofia

Hundreds of journalists have been killed around the world in the past decade, with nine out of ten cases going unpunished, the UN and independent press freedom groups said in statements marking the first-ever International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on November 2nd

Exchange of best practices on transparency of media ownership


A seminar will take place in Brussels on 3 October 2014 for an exchange of practices in the field of transparency of media ownership.