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Turkey: Rights groups call for urgent release of imprisoned journalists, human rights defenders and others, now at risk of Covid-19

Together with other human rights groups and organizations, OBCT calls on the Turkish government to include journalists and human rights defenders in the release of thousands of prisoners from overcrowded prisons: the novelist Ahmet Altan and the businessman Osman Kavala are among those who would not be released as they are detained for terrorism related crimes

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Media and COVID-19: the risk of restrictions on media freedom

The Council of Europe and media freedom international organisations call on European States to defend independent journalistic work and not to exploit the Coronavirus crisis to further limit free access to information

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Turkey, an international call to end advertising ban on Evrensel

Together with other 23 international media freedom organisations, OBCT calls on the General Director of BIK to swiftly lift the advertising ban currently imposed on Evrensel, an independent newspaper now risking an economic collapse. Here the text of the call

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Apply! International Youth Summer School in Reykjavik

Deadline: March 10   Youth Time International Movement is officially inviting journalists and young media enthusiasts to apply for the International Youth Summer School 2020, which will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland from the 25th to the 30th of June, 2020. The Summer School is organized in partnership with the University of Iceland and City […] The post Apply! International Youth Summer School in Reykjavik appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

EU funds a Rapid Response Mechanism to defend media freedom

OBC Transeuropa, together with the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom and other partners, start Rapid Response Mechanism to support independent journalism. The project is co-funded by the European Commission

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Ukraine: from press freedom to censorship risks

Last January the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sports presented a bill in order to change the media and disinformation law. The proposal, however, has raised criticism from the opposition, journalists, and media experts, who see their right to freedom of opinion threatened

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Erasmus+ International Volunteer Youth Awards is open for submissions!

Deadline: February 29   Erasmus+ INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER YOUTH AWARDS is open for submissions! Nominate in the following categories: THE MOST INSPIRING VOLUNTEERING STORY IN YOUTH FIELD THE MOST IMPACTFUL VOLUNTEERING YOUTH INITIATIVE or PROJECT THE BEST VOLUNTEERING RECOGNITION TOOL OF THE YEAR ✔ The Prize is part of a wider project “Voluntary Youth Work Recognition for […] The post Erasmus+ International Volunteer Youth Awards is open for submissions! appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Antonio Megalizzi, in love with Europe

The Antonio Megalizzi Foundation was inaugurated in Trento on February 13th-14th. The ceremony was attended by President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, who outlined the challenges faced by the Union, the community in which Antonio strongly believed

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Trento: inauguration of the Antonio Megalizzi Foundation

The Antonio Megalizzi Foundation, dedicated to the young man from Trentino who died in December 2018 during a terrorist attack in Strasbourg, is being inaugurated in Trento on February 13th and 14th

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Training for Journalists-in-Exile: Social Media Management

Organised by the European Centre for Press & Media Freedom Using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can be a simple but effective way for journalists to reach a wide audience. However, there are some tips to consider while using these social media channels to avoid any decline of your engagement. This training will provide you with media outlet case studies on each platform to help you develop your social media strategy. You will get to know new digital tools for creating effective content and learn about guidelines for successful community management Topic: Social Media Management for Journalists Date: 03 March 2020, 10:00 – 17:00 Location:…

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