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InterAction’s Photo Contest 2019

Deadline: April 22 2019   Each year, InterAction’s photography contest focuses on incredible humanitarian and development work. We encourage you to submit your most powerful photos that illustrate innovative, effective, and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. Examples of self-reliance, innovative technology, shared values, partnerships, and delivery of humanitarian assistance re encouraged, though entries […] The post InterAction’s Photo Contest 2019 appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Joint statement: lengthy judicial harassment in Turkey must stop

The below-named freedom of expression organisations denounce the lengthy judicial harassment suffered by Reporters Without Borders representative and IPI member Erol Önderoğlu, Turkey’s Human Rights Foundation Chair Şebnem Korur Fincancı and journalist Ahmet Nesin, and call for their full acquittal at the hearing on 15. April 2019, when a verdict is expected. The three defendants are charged with "engaging in propaganda for a terrorist organisation," "incitement to commit a crime," and "praising criminal activities and those engaged in them" for standing in as guest editors in the "Editors-in-Chief on Watch" solidarity campaign for the shuttered pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem. We further denounce…

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

Julian Assange’s prosecution must observe human rights and freedom of expression principles

by ECPMF On Thursday, UK authorities arrested WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange after the Ecuadorian Embassy in London withdrew his asylum. He had been staying in the embassy for seven years, over fears of being extradited to Sweden and from there to the United States to be prosecuted for publishing a quarter of a million US diplomatic cables online. The Ecuadorian Embassy, and Ecuador President Lenín Moreno, made it clear that Assange well overstayed his welcome. The Ambassador allowed the Metropolitan Police Service to execute a warrant which magistrates had issued back in 2012. The 47-year-old Assange was taken away in handcuffs.…

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

Serbia: conference on impunity for crimes against journalists aims to calm protests and achieve justice

by Renata R. The Journalists' Association of Serbia (UNS) and Serbian public broadcaster Radio Televizija Srbija (RTS) are organising an international conference to commemorate the bombing of RTS by NATO airplanes during the Kosovo War in 1999. Ljiljana Smajlović describes how the media report on refugees in Serbia, and how some journalists have been attacked by police. The conference, which takes place on 23. April 2019, aims to give journalists, media professionals and human rights activists an opportunity to discuss growing threats against the free press in Serbia over the past two decades. The speakers include ECPMF board member Ljiljana Smajlovic and the…

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

The Online Harms White Paper: its approach to disinformation, and the challenges of regulation

A new Online Harms White Paper, published jointly by the UK government’s Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport and the Home Office, calls for a new system of regulation for tech companies with the goal of preventing online harm. In brief, the paper (which outlines government proposals for consultation in advance of passing new legislation) calls for an independent […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Call for journalists and young media enthusiasts to apply for the Youth Global Forum

Deadline: April 15 2019   The Youth Time International Movement is officially inviting journalists and young media enthusiasts to apply for the Youth Global Forum, which will take place from 2nd to 6th of December in Amsterdam, Netherland. Deadline to apply is April 15th.   We give a chance to young journalists and bloggers from […] The post Call for journalists and young media enthusiasts to apply for the Youth Global Forum appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Urgent message to Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Prime Minister Ana Brnabič

Dear Mr. President, dear Ms. Prime Minister We urge the Serbian authorities to defend the rights of journalists, editors and broadcasters to do their jobs without intimidation.   We call on politicians in Serbia to guarantee that all broadcasters can work independently without political interference and we ask the public broadcaster to respect the Serbian Code of Professional Ethics in reporting and report about all public events and protests in an impartial, balanced and unbiased way. We call on the protestors in Belgrade and other towns to respect the right of all journalists to do their jobs. Whatever their medium, all journalists,…

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

The Thomson Foundation Mobile Journalism Competition

Deadline: April 12 2019   The Thomson Foundation mobile journalism competition is a leading showcase for mobile journalism (‘mojo’) talent. In partnership with Mojofest, the competition is now in its fifth year.   Every spring, applications are invited from those who have what it takes to become the next mojo star. Applicants are required to […] The post The Thomson Foundation Mobile Journalism Competition appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

What do we talk about when we talk about internet regulation?

A White Paper on Online Harms is due to be launched by the UK government on Monday, and was leaked to the Guardian yesterday. It will outline the government’s broad plans for social media regulation with the aim of preventing a range of online harms. Here, Impress CEO Jonathan Heawood outlines the many proposals on the table and considers the […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Guilty verdicts in long-running trial of four men for the assassination of publisher Slavko Curuvija

by Jane Whyatt A court in the Serbian capital Belgrade has convicted three men of the 1999 assassination of the journalist, editor and publisher Slavko Curuvija. A fourth man, who is still at large, was also convicted in his absence. Together they must serve jail terms totalling 100 years. Law and justice. Photo: public domain Curuvija was shot in the back 17 times in front of the building where he lived in Belgrade. All four of the accused are former intelligence officers of the Serbian State Security Service. 1.   Radomir Markovic aided and abetted the murder. He is the former head of Serbian State Security…

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