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“Media 4 Change” is launching the call for a volunteer position in Solidarity Corps project

This is a fantastic opportunity for young journalists from EU countries contribute to the social change and to carry out a period of full time international voluntary service in Lithuania. The call is open to all young people, age 18-30. We are waiting for your CV and Cover letter by 14th of December 2019. Applications […] The post “Media 4 Change” is launching the call for a volunteer position in Solidarity Corps project appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

European Youth Award Festival: „Watch out: Europe on fire“

EYA 2019 winning project LiGENCE saves hearts with artificial intelligence   More than 600 international participants from over 60 countries gathered in Graz for the 8th Euro-pean Youth Award Festival (EYA) from November 27 to 30. The European Youth Press was represented there by its office manager Martin Maška, who delivered a seminar on media […] The post European Youth Award Festival: „Watch out: Europe on fire“ appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

EU leaders must hold Muscat to account for political interference in murder investigation

European leaders must hold Muscat to account for political interference in Daphne Caruana Galizia murder investigation   11 December 2019 We, the undersigned organisations, urge European Union leaders to call on Prime Minister Muscat to guarantee that all investigations and legal proceedings related to the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder are conducted efficiently, transparently and without any interference from any individual potentially implicated in the case. Heads of State of EU countries will gather in Brussels tomorrow, 12 December, for the meeting of the European Council. Recent developments in the investigation have shown that Prime Minister Muscat is inextricably linked to several suspects in the case.…

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

Applications open for Journalists under Threat from Turkey and Eurasia

Deadline: December 31st. ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme in Leipzig (Germany) provides a safe haven for media professionals from Turkey and Eurasia who need to take a break away from a hostile working environment. For a period of up to six months between February and September 2020 the programme provides temporary shelter, an opportunity to rest and recover, and if the fellow wishes, to continue one’s work

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Media capture: Toolkit for 21st century autocrats

On 12 December 2019, OBCT will participate in the "Newsocracy" conference, organised in Budapest by ECPMF to discuss how to protect Public Service Media from political interference. Some ideas from our presentation

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Albanian authorities pursue highly problematic media laws despite public outcry

9 December 2019 - Scroll down for the Albanian version -   We, the undersigned organisations, reiterate our call on the Albanian parliament not to approve the draft media laws known as the “defamation package.” Should the draft laws enter into force, they would introduce mandatory registration requirements for online media and create an administrative body with the power to fine, shut down online media and block foreign online media - all without a court order. They would also introduce state regulation of online media, which is contrary to international best practice guidelines on self-regulation.  We note that the proposals are not in…

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

Call for Project Coordinator

Deadline: 29 December, 2019   The European Youth Press (EYP), network of young media makers, is seeking person to become a Project Coordinator of an international event in Moscow and Perm (Russia) in April 2020. The position is voluntary. The project aims at strengthening permanent connections between the Russian and European young media makers. It […] The post Call for Project Coordinator appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative

Deadline: 8 December, 2019   This initiative is open to the global fact-checking community and will provide grants to 10 recipients. Grants will be given out in three tiers: $15,000 $50,000 $70,000 Mission The mission of the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative, a joint project of the Facebook Journalism Project and the International Fact-Checking Network at the […] The post Call for the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

close scrutiny urged as public inquiry into assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia begins

4 December 2019 The long awaited public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia will begin this Friday 6 December at the Law Courts in Valletta. For two years, our organisations have supported the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia in calling for an independent, impartial and effective inquiry. The inquiry will address questions including whether the State knew or ought to have known of the risk to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s life; whether they failed to take measures to protect her life; and whether the State is fulfilling its obligations to protect journalists whose lives are at risk from criminal…

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

Conclusions of the joint international press freedom mission to Hungary

CONCLUSIONS OF THE JOINT INTERNATIONAL PRESS FREEDOM MISSION TO HUNGARY These conclusions reflect the initial findings of the joint mission to Hungary carried out by the International Press Institute (IPI), Article 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Free Press Unlimited (FPU) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF). These findings are additionally supported by the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO). The mission took place from November 25 to 27, during which time the delegation met with a wide range of Hungarian journalists from Budapest and other…

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