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Joint statement in support of Erol Önderoğlu, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin

12/04/2019

OBC Transeuropa, along with several international organizations, signed this declaration to support Turkish journalists and activists Erol Önderoğlu, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin, who have been subjected to a trial lasting almost three years and for whom a verdict is expected on April 15, 2019. The Turkish government is called on to cease oppression of journalists, academics and writers.

Turkey needs to respect foreign media outlets’ independence

13/03/2019

Pressure on international media in Turkey is increasing. German journalists have been expelled from the country as their press accreditations were not renewed. International freedom of expression organisations urge Turkey’s authorities in a joint alert to revoke the decisions, to stop the expulsion of international journalists, to renew press cards to foreign media outlets, and to respect their independence.

#Justice4Jan, one year on

20/02/2019

Call for justice and accountability of state authorities in Slovakia on the anniversary of the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak

Taking stock of Wiki4MediaFreedom

12/02/2019

A memorandum of understanding with Wikimedia Italia marks the fourth year of the collaboration between OBCT and the Wikipedia movement: a review of the Wiki4MediaFreedom initiative

Save the Balkan Rivers: Resisting Hydroelectric Power Plants in the Balkans and Albania

16/01/2019

The European Parliamentary Group of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) is organising a conference with subject “Save the Balkan Rivers: Resisting Hydroelectric Power Plants (HPPs) in the Balkans and Albania”, which will take place in the European Parliament in Brussels, on the 7th of March from 14.30 to 18.30

Montenegro: Jovo Martinovic sentenced to 18 months in jail

15/01/2019

A court in Montenegro today sentenced the independent journalist Jovo Martinović to 18 months in jail. The ECPMF and its partners are appalled by the verdict and condemn Martinović's conviction in a joint statement

A media freedom edit-a-thon in Madrid

11/01/2019

An edit-a-thon will take place in Madrid on January 18th to boost the availability of accurate knowledge on media freedom in the largest open encyclopedia worldwide

Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' in Berlin to boost contents on media freedom and pluralism

07/12/2018

An edit-a-thon will take place in Berlin on January 26th to boost the availability of accurate knowledge on media freedom in the largest open encyclopedia worldwide

The second edition of the Wikipedia contest on media freedom launched

11/10/2018

From October 10th to November 30th, Wikipedia users can take part in the II edition of the Wiki4MediaFreedom contest

"Stop the dam craze": 1st European Rivers Summit held in Sarajevo

02/10/2018

Between September 27th and 29th, Sarajevo became the center of European river conservationists and dam opponents. At the first European Rivers Summit, about 250 people from over 30 countries discussed how to stop the destruction of Europe’s rivers, how to protect the last free-flowing rivers in the long run and how to restore those already affected