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Journalists speak up for colleagues in Turkey

Jane Whyatt Europe's journalists are uniting to support colleagues under threat and in jail in Turkey. Amongst others, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), representing 320.000 people, the Committee to Protect Journalists(CPJ) and Reporters without Borders (RSF) are challenging the EU to "stop the double standards" with a debate in Brussels, open to all. Politicians at the European level will face tough criticism from the EFJ/RSF/ CPJ international debate online on Monday 15th December from 1300 local time.   It follows the latest abuses of press freedom in Turkey, a candidate for EU accession and a key player in the Syrian conflict and…

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

The Creative Economy: Invention of a Global Orthodoxy

What is meant by the creative economy and what does it mean for how we understand cultural work? Following a recent public lecture hosted by LSE’s Department of Media and Communications, Professor Philip Schlesinger, Professor in Cultural Policy in the Centre for Cultural Policy Research/CREATe at the University of Glasgow and Visiting Professor in the Department of Media and Communications […]

Source: Media Policy Project

The Italian Paradox. A short video about journalism in Italy

Do you know the country where the press is free but the journalists are not free? Here in brief the interventions of the conference held in Rome in July 2, 2015 and the statistics of threats and abuses suffered by journalists. In Italy the press is free but hundreds of journalists are under attack with

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

Money for Media: Crowdfunding as panacea?

Michelle Trimborn Journalism needs new ways of funding – not only to survive, but also to stay independent. In a new series of articles, the ECPMF will present projects of journalists and their way to fund independent news making. Picture by Bizking2u via Wikimedia Commons In the upcoming months, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom will take a closer look at the funding of independent reporting in Europe, thus giving already an insight into one of the topics of ECPMF’s European Media Freedom Conference in October 2016.   Independent funding has become more and more problematic during the last years. Not only…

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

The Media Freedom Resource Centre is online!

Philipp Filipovski The ECPMF and its partner Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (OBC) developed an open platform to collect and give systematic access to information sources on media freedom topics. The "Media Freedom Resource Centre" was recently launched at OBC’s 15th anniversary conference in Rovereto, Italy. The Resource Centre will collect and systematize current and existing news, reports and legal tools on media freedom. The Resource Centre (RC) has the aim to gather and sort available online material concerning press freedom in any way. The fundament of this database are currently contributions of 42 main stakeholders, making their material like studies or other…

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

Bad News | Thursday December 10

Eleven intimidations this week in Italy Eleven. So many where in Italy within the week 30 November – 6 December 2015 the victims of violations of freedom of expression through threats and abuses of Law and judicial proceeding which names Ossigeno added to the Public table of the names of victims that includs journalists, bloggers and operators intimidated. Since January

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » english

WSIS+10 series: Internet governance: on the right road or the road to nowhere?

Next week, the UN General Assembly will agree a text that reviews the outcomes of the 2003/2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and, to the extent that agreement can be reached, also points forward to the future. In the second in a series of posts on the WSIS+10 process edited by LSE alumna Anri van der Spuy, David […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Venice Mayor meets unions and leaves a reporter outside the door

Order and Assostampa: we demand more respect for our work. Vera Mantengoli (Nuova Venezia) says: it is an unpleasant show of force The journalist Vera Mantengoli, collaborator of the Nuova Venezia was unable to attend a meeting between the mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, and a union delegation of municipal employees, nor could she access

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

Messina. Prefect and Order of journalists Sicily: protection for two threatened journalists

Gisella Cicciò and Rosaria Brancato denounced Web threats. Police is investigating. Tension in the city over the scandal of attendance fees in the City Council The proposal to adopt protective measures for two journalists, Gisella Cicciò of La Gazzetta del Sud and Rosaria Brancato of Tempostretto, “so that they can continue to exercise their work

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

Seregno. Former Mayor wishes death to blogger? For Pm is “daily vocabulary”

With this reason the public prosecutor asks to file a complaint against Giacinto Mariani, former mayor of Seregno (Monza-Brianza) who for years has been colliding with  Insult publicly the bloggers who criticize you, call them “animals, bandits, thieves and disgusting beings”, wish death to them and their publications is nothing more than “venting”, is part

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English