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Turkey: Joint Oral Statement at 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

At the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council, ARTICLE 19  delivered a joint statement on behalf of a group of civil society organisations, including the ECPMF. Item 4: General Debate 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Joint Statement delivered by ARTICLE 19 on behalf of a group of civil society organisations Delivered by Lucy Bye Mr. President, It is now over three years since the Turkish Government intensified its repressive crackdown against oppositional and dissenting voices in the country. This ongoing freedom of expression crisis demands the Council’s urgent attention. Although the State of Emergency was lifted in July 2018, the sweeping…

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

How do we know it’s effective? Approaches to measuring child outcomes from helpline services

LSE’s Mariya Stoilova, Professor Sonia Livingstone, and Sheila Donovan worked with the UK-based NSPCC to investigate how children’s helplines measure their effectiveness. The work of child helplines is vital for reducing children’s risk of harm and vulnerability, and improving child protection and wellbeing. It is estimated that globally child helpline services take around 9 million calls annually. Child helplines are recognised as a […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Open letter to new Secreteray General Council of Europe Pejčinović Burić

Along with 21 other organisations, the ECPMF led an open letter sent to the new Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, who is starting her five-year term of office on 18 September 2018. 18 September 2019   Dear Secretary-General,   On behalf of the undersigned organisations, we warmly congratulate you on your appointment as the new Secretary-General of the Council of Europe. We are motivated by our experience and understanding of the worsening of the environment for journalists and free expression across Europe to ask you to make sure that your commitment to democracy, the rule of law and human…

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

Call for Early-Career Fellowship Applications

Deadline: 20 October, 2019   The Open Notebook and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund seeks candidates for an eight-month fellowship, which provides a US$4,200 stipend. Fellows are expected to report and write six articles for The Open Notebook, with the guidance of a mentor. They will also be part of a professional discussion group composed of former fellowship participants and editors.   Eligibility […] The post Call for Early-Career Fellowship Applications appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

International media freedom mission in Turkey: press freedom in crisis

For three days our partners of ECPMF joined 7 other freedom of expression organisations on a joint mission to Turkey, led by the International Press Insitute. Despite some glimmers of hope, press freedom in the country remains in crisis. Here the final statement, released on 13th September

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Call for Photojournalism Contest in Atlanta

Deadline: 15 October, 2019   The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar hosts a photography competition. The goal of the seminar is to promote high standards of photojournalism through an annual educational conference and the competition.   All photographs must have been captured (except for picture story entries) between November 1, 2018 and October 15, 2019.   The picture categories are: […] The post Call for Photojournalism Contest in Atlanta appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

Deadline: 31 October, 2019   The International Labour Organization (ILO) is accepting entries for its 2019 global media competition. Professional journalists and students are invited to submit articles or videos/multimedia to this contest.   The contest aims to promote quality reporting on labor migration issues, ensuring greater public awareness about the contributions migrant workers bring to communities and contributing to the […] The post Call for Global Media Competition on Labour Migration appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Turkey: Erol Önderoğlu, Ahmet Nesin, and Şebnem Korur Fincancı again under trial

Less than two months after acquittal in the first instance, two journalists and an activist find themselves accused of "terrorist propaganda": Erol Önderoğlu, Ahmet Nesin, and Şebnem Korur Fincancı will have to face the appeal trial

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

"Please save my life": Julian Assange

By Annissa Warsame Julian Assange at the New Media Days Conference in 2009. Photo: Peter Erichsen Swiftly after his asylum status was stripped by the Ecuadorian government, the British authorities sentenced Assange to fifty weeks in prison, for violating his bail. The maximum sentence being fifty-two weeks and the typical sentence being none and a fine. With his arrest, Assange was moved to HMP Belmarsh, a maximum-security prison in South London. Belmarsh during the early millennium was known as ‘Britain’s Guantanamo Bay’ for its foreign detainees, held without trial. When you visit the prison, you are immediately struck by its fortress-like exterior.…

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

Call for Scholarships for Journalism courses

Deadline: 31 October, 2019   The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is accepting applications for journalism courses at the Radio Nederland Training Centre (RNTC) and other institutions. The OKP is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and run by the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC).   Mid-career journalists from several developing countries can apply for a scholarship to […] The post Call for Scholarships for Journalism courses appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press