The Concept of the Enemy


Parallel to the rise of right-wing populist movements that gained strong influence especially in Eastern Germany, journalists at work are attacked more and more frequently.

An infographic by Martin Hoffmann, ECPMF

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Remembering Pavel Sheremet


Former CPJ Executive Director Ann Cooper remembers Pavel Sheremet, investigative journalist killed in Kiev on July 20th, 2016.

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Islamic State's assault on the press


This interactive map by the Commitee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) profiles the 27 journalists and media workers killed by the Islamic State. The map dispays two layers: one showing a timeline of the attacks on the press, the other is a narrative mode highlighting the profiles of the cases. Realised by Nadia Massih/CPJ Middle East Correspondent

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Media Pluralism in the EU: Risks, Opportunities, Best Practices


A presentation by Gabriele Bertolli, coordinator of the European Commission's team dealing with media freedom and pluralism in the EU, at the EP-EUI policy roundtable on 'Media Pluralism in the EU: Risks, Opportunities, Best Practices'. All the presentations can be accessed through the EPRS Youtube channel

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Press freedom in Turkey: an interview with Erol Önderoğlu


An interview for the Swiss section of Amnesty International by Erol Önderoglu, journalist and representative of Reporters without Borders in Turkey, arrested on June 20, 2016 with charges of "terrorist propaganda"

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Pluralism in European media information - Interview with Pier Luigi Parcu


Pier Luigi Parcu is the Director of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom, and of the FSR Communications & Media at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI.

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Festival of Free Speech - Free Press Unlimited (Netherlands)


Press freedom declined to its lowest point in 12 years in 2015, as political, criminal, and terrorist forces sought to co-opt or silence the media in their broader struggle for power. Video credit: Free Press Unlimited and SAZZA, based on data from the Freedom House annual report Freedom of the Press 2016.

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Covering the Refugee Crisis: IPI World Congress 2016 Panel Discussion


The refugee influx into Europe - but also Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey - has created a crisis of epic proportions. How are media covering this complex topic? Are they providing accurate and sufficient background information? How do they treat the question of “migrant” vs. “refugee”, terms that are often used interchangeably, but, if used incorrectly, can greatly influence society’s reactions to the crisis?

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Erdoğan’s ‘New Turkey’ Cancels Out Critical Journalism (January - March 2016)


Bianet Media Monitoring report highlights that in the first 3 months of 2016, in Turkey, 5 journalists have been convicted on charges of “defaming the president”, 22 others have newly been put on trial for the same charges and legal action has been taken against 53 journalists

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IPI Free Media Pioneer 2016:


As the situation of media freedom in Turkey does not show any signal of improvement, this video by the International Press Institute pays tribute to the platform , giving voice to the journalists who contribute to it

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