ECPMF news

The lack of protection for whistleblowers in Croatia

21/11/2017 -  Toni Gabrić Zagreb

In Croatia, as in other countries in the region, whistleblowers are not sufficiently protected and risk to be fired and socially marginalised. H-Alter's contribution to our dossier on whistleblowing

Wikipedia edit-a-thon in Sofia to support media freedom and democratic commons

14/11/2017 -  Rossella Vignola

The second edition of the Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon will take place in Sofia on November 27th. It will boost the availability of accurate knowledge on media freedom and pluralism in the largest open encyclopedia worldwide

The struggle of Kurdish women in Turkey, between journalism and jineology

16/11/2017 -  Francesco Brusa

"We have always valued hope over victory. Now, however, we are winning some of our battles". An interview with Ceren Karlıdaĝ, journalist, feminist, among the protagonists of the magazine Sujin Gazete.

The whistleblower who overthrew Macedonia’s government

03/11/2017 -  Borjan Jovanovski

Former intelligence collaborator Gjorgi Lazarevski disclosed thousands of illegal wiretappings. "Bombs" which brought to the end of Gruevski's government

Clueless and ranting: the press according to Edi Rama

09/11/2017 -  Tsai Mali Tirana

With the eyes of the public still on the judicial troubles of the former Interior Minister Tahiri, Prime Minister Rama is back to attacking the press, confirming the ambiguous relationship between Albanian media and politics

Impunity for crimes against journalists, a matter of political will?


Nine crimes against journalists out of ten go unpunished: today, November 2nd, two campaigns are being launched with the hashtags #NoImpunity and #EndImpunity

Whistleblowers: looking for European protection

25/10/2017 - 

The second of a series of three thematic itineraries to explore the Resource Centre on Media Freedom through a curated aggregation of contents

The first hearing in Turkey's "The Redhack Trial" of six journalists was held on Tuesday


In an interim ruling, the court ordered the release pending trial of Ömer Çelik. The former news editor of the closed pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DIHA) had been in pretrial detention since December 2016 with two other colleagues, Tunca Öğreten, a former editor and investigative reporter of news portal Diken, and Mahir Kanaat, an employee of leftist newspaper BirGün.

International press freedom groups condemn killing of Maltese investigative journalist


Sixteen press freedom groups condemn the killing of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and demand an immediate and independent investigation into her death

Turkey, the triangle of the three s's

20/10/2017 -  Francesco Brusa

"We call it the triangle of the three s's: sermaye, sendika, and siyaset – capital, unions, and politics". An interview with the journalist and activist Özgür Karaduman about consensus and dissent in Erdoĝan's Turkey