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Euro centre for media freedom - a student resource?

A European Centre for Press and Media Freedom has been established in Leipzig under the EU, to “organise solidarity with threatened journalists across Europe, thus promoting media freedom as a constitutive element for open and democratic societies.” It follows a succession of projects to promote media plurality (meaning, more than one media voice). Read more here

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Bill of Rights 'could restore media freedoms'

The European Convention on Human Rights has taken away many long-established media freedoms in Britain “without a moment’s debate in Parliament”, says Press Gazette’s Cleland Thom. 20 more words


European Youth Press launches crowdfunding campaign to support media freedom

The organisation aims to raise 7.500 EUR from donors within the next six weeks

The European Youth Press (EYP) has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the production and printing of a graphic novel with 15 short stories on the challenges and threats media actors face in Europe. 288 more words


Moroccan journalist Lmrabet on hunger strike

Moroccan journalist Ali Lmrabet has gone on hunger strike Wednesday 24th of June. Lmrabet started a sit-in in front of the UN headquarters in Geneva. Reason of his protest is the refusal by the Moroccan authorities to renew his passport and ID-document. 195 more words

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More media freedom and labour rights for journalists in South Eastern Europe

Though the number of seminars about media freedom in the Balkans has steadily increased in recent years, the awareness in the concerned countries about the absolute lack of respect for journalists in the region has not. 837 more words


New law will force police to ask judge to see media' call records

The “incomprehensible” Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, under which police secretly scoured journalists’ phone records without having to go before a judge, is to be replaced by new surveillance legislation, it was announced in June 2015. Read more


Media Freedom under Pressure in Turkey

Human Right Watch’ Emma Sinclair-Webb spoke via Skype from Istanbul to the hundred or so attendants of the Press Freedom event in Amsterdam. The meeting on June 4 (on the eve of the Turkish elections on June 7) was organized by Zaman vandaag newspaper in cooperation with the Dutch Association of Journalists (NVJ) and the writers’ association PEN-Nederland. 219 more words

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