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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.

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Call for Videos on Human Rights for Mobile Film Festival

Deadline: 16 October, 2019   The Mobile Film Festival, in partnership with the United Nations and YouTube Creators for Change, is accepting submissions from around the world. Films must be shot with a mobile phone and include subtitles in their original language via Dotsub.   About 50 videos will be chosen as the official selection. From November 14 to December 4, online visitors will be able […] The post Call for Videos on Human Rights for Mobile Film Festival appeared first on European Youth Press.

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Media and rights: appeal to the Council of Europe

Greater attention to the issues of press freedom and the protection of journalists: these are the requests for a letter signed by OBCT and other subjects involved in the sector, addressed to the new Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

HRC42: Hold Malta to establish a public inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination

Human Rights Council: Hold Malta to establish a public inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination On behalf of 10 organisations, including the ECPMF, ARTICLE 19 responds to the Secretary General’s report on reprisals for cooperation with the UN in the field of human rights during the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. Mr President, ARTICLE 19 and nine other freedom of expression organisations welcome the inclusion of Malta in the Assistant-Secretary General’s report on reprisals. Last December, in an act of attempted intimidation, the delegation of Malta to the UN Global Compact on Migration verbally abused Sarah Clarke in response to…

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

Call for Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award

Deadline: 31 October, 2019   The Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award offers writers in need of financial support an opportunity to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat April 29 to May 3, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The retreat features a series of small-group writing workshops and cultural tours designed to introduce participants to Iceland’s literary heritage. The main focus […] The post Call for Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award appeared first on European Youth Press.

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Spain has experienced an unprecedented decline in press freedom, says PDLI

by Jane Whyatt and Frederic Krull Hooded demonstrators have attacked TV journalists covering the Catalonia national day demonstrations which attracted more than 500,000 people in support of independence for the autonomous region. Yolanda Qintada. Photo: License CC_BY_SA - Author: Dani Gago The Spanish journalists’ unions Agrupación de Periodistas de CCOO (FSC-CCOO) and Federación de Sindicatos de Periodistas (FeSP) condemned these acts. Their statement rejects “ All types of behaviours that seek to coerce, harass, intimidate and condition the work of journalists, violating the fundamental right to freedom of expression and the right of citizens to receive free and truthful information.“ Catalonia is not the only flashpoint.…

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

Smear campaign against Slovakia’s journalists by ex-Police Chief Gašpar's needs to stop

The Slovak police are currently investigating the role of former Police President of Slovakia Tibor Gašpar on suspicion of unlawfully gathering information on journalists, including Ján Kuciak, who was murdered with his fiancée in February 2018. The police extracted information, including addresses and family connections. Memorial to murdered journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kušnírová in Bratislava. Photo: ECPMF More than a year after Gašpar resigned from the position of Police President under public pressure, he started a communication campaign aimed against certain journalists, NGOs and the advocates of the Kuciak and Kušnírová families. He also filed a criminal complaint…

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

Press freedom in Turkey: the voice of OBCT at the United Nations Human Rights Council

During the 42nd session in Geneva an oral statement was given to address the situation in Turkey, where civil rights and press freedom are endagered while journalists face every kind of threat

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News