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Statement end impunity two years after assassination Daphne Caruana Galizia

Two years after the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta, on 16 October 2019, we, the undersigned international free expression, anti-corruption, and journalists’ organisations, once again demand an end to impunity for this heinous attack. Six of our organisations took part in an international freedom of expression mission to Malta one year ago, where, at the highest levels of government, we raised our profound concerns about this case and the broader worrying free expression environment in Malta - which has fallen 30 places over the past two years and is now ranked 77th out of 180 countries in…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Joint statement: Osman Kavala must be released

On Tuesday, 8. October, the third hearing of the Gezi Park trial has been held at İstanbul 30th Heavy Penal Court in Silivri. The court ruled that leading civil society figure Osman Kavala should remain behind bars, due to "suspicion of escape". We, the undersigned freedom of expression and media freedom organisations, strongly condemn the court’s interim decision on the Gezi Park trial to continue the detention of civil society leading figure Osman Kavala at the end of the third hearing of the case, on 8 October 2019. The judicial panel of the 30th High Criminal Court sitting at Silivri…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Scotland’s media, politics and the digital revolution

Philip Schlesinger, Professor in Cultural Theory at the University of Glasgow and Visting Professor at the LSE, looks at Scotland’s post-devolution media and the wider forces driving change in the communications ecology. Following Scottish devolution in 1999, the Scottish media became increasingly central to the new democratic polity. A system of political communications, centred on the Scottish government and parliament, […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Call for Young Journalists for the Broad Online

Deadline: 30 October, 2019   The Broad is looking for young and enthusiastic journalists, who are just kickstarting their career and looking for a publisher which would provide a platform for raising their voice.   What the Broad seeks, is an interesting, refreshing look at the same stories, that we are used to seeing in the […] The post Call for Young Journalists for the Broad Online appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Disinfo Wars: a taxonomy of information warfare

The problem of misinformation – which inspired our Truth, Trust and Technology Commission – continues to be an issue that attracts widespread concern, particularly its effect on elections. Here we revisit the various definitions of ‘bad-information’ as described by Hossein Derakhshan, an Iranian-Canadian author, researcher, and public speaker, who pioneered blogging, podcasts and tech journalism in Iran. In the Information Disorder report for […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination and the rule of law, in malta and beyond: Ensuring that the whole truth emerges

______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________   PAUL CARUANA GALIZIA - Son of Daphne Caruana Galizia REBECCA VINCENT - UK Bureau Director, Reporters Without Borders CAOILFHIONN GALLAGHER QC - Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers   Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated by a car bomb on 16 October 2017. Nearly two years on, there has still been no justice for her murder. In June 2019, PACE adopted a resolution noting that "Ms Caruana Galizia’s murder and the continuing failure of the Maltese authorities to bring the suspected killers to trial or identify those who ordered her assassination raise serious questions about the rule of law in Malta,"…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Balkans: the tired Media Days

Three years after its first edition, the impression that emerges from the Media Days – an event promoted by the EU Commission in the Balkans – is that of a telenovela with a predictable ending, where the characters move within a well-defined perimeter. But the region's media need more

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Call for EU Journalism Contest

Deadline: 15 October, 2019   The EU Prize for Journalism recognizes the work of journalists who have demonstrated integrity and professionalism in Georgia.   Entries can be submitted for one of the following categories: story in print or online media; feature story in broadcast or online media; innovative and original piece of work in print, broadcast or […] The post Call for EU Journalism Contest appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Why there are concerns over the public inquiry into her assassination

by Renata Rat 86 days! It took the Maltese government 86 days to set up a public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The news came in on Friday, 20. September, late in the evening. Although this is a step in the right direction to finally bringing justice to the murdered journalist, the impartiality of the inquiry’s board is concerning. On 26. June 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) voted to adopt the report on Malta prepared by Special Rapporteur  of the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe on the assassination of the…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Call for Collaborative Journalism Contest

Deadline: 31 October, 2019   Hostwriter, a platform that lets vetted journalists contact each other for collaboration opportunities, will award cash prizes for works of collaborative journalism and for a promising story pitch. There are two prize categories: the story prize for collaborative pieces researched and published, the pitch prize for journalists with an idea for a story […] The post Call for Collaborative Journalism Contest appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press