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Call for Office Manager / Fundraiser for the EYP

Deadline: 20 June 2020   European Youth Press (EYP), a network of young media makers, is seeking a highly-motivated and experienced person for the position of Office Manager/Fundraiser. When applicable, the candidate may also have project management responsibilities.   The person will be employed on a part-time basis (4h/day, 20h/week), starting in July 2020 and […] The post Call for Office Manager / Fundraiser for the EYP appeared first on European Youth Press.

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Crisis Innovation in media! – Call for Initiatives

Deadline: 20/05/2020   Crisis Innovation in media! “Rising stars” can help their media companies survive the coronavirus crisis revenue gaps and create opportunities. The crisis-stricken European media sector requires cooperation and innovation, now more than ever, with the whole sector challenged by the coronavirus crisis. To help out journalists and newsrooms coping with the current […] The post Crisis Innovation in media! – Call for Initiatives appeared first on European Youth Press.

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Crisis Innovation in media! – Call for Initiatives

Deadline: 20/05/2020   Crisis Innovation in media! “Rising stars” can help their media companies survive the coronavirus crisis revenue gaps and create opportunities. The crisis-stricken European media sector requires cooperation and innovation, now more than ever, with the whole sector challenged by the coronavirus crisis. To help out journalists and newsrooms coping with the current […] The post Crisis Innovation in media! – Call for Initiatives appeared first on European Youth Press.

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Turkey: 24 rights groups call for release of all those arbitrarily detained, now at risk of Covid-19

The Turkish government continues to ignore international voices calling for justice and respect of human rights, and has excluded human rights defenders, journalists and politicians from the benefits of the recent law that allows 90,000 prisoners to go home. Together with other 23 international groups, OBCT urges the authorities to move now to prevent a humanitarian disaster.Here the full text of the call we signed

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Open letter: the EU must not sit idly by while a Member State’s democracy is in jeopardy

OBCT joined other over 80 MEPs and civil society groups in signing a letter sent to the presidents of the European Commission and Council: we call on European institutions to condemn every measure abusing the emergency situation to dismantle democracy and silence civil society. Here the text of the letter

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Željko Bodrožić: the state of emergency smothers the Serbian media

According to Željko Bodrožić, president of the Association of Independent Journalists of Serbia (NUNS), the state of emergency has only worsened the situation of non-aligned media, often subject to the discredit of the media controlled by power

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Croatia, journalists beaten up on a Ustasha Easter

In Sirobuja, on the outskirts of Split, a clandestine mass was held on the day of Catholic Easter, in spite of all the prohibitions imposed by the coronavirus epidemic. The journalists documenting the fact were beaten up and verbally abused

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Turkey: Rights groups call for urgent release of imprisoned journalists, human rights defenders and others, now at risk of Covid-19

Together with other human rights groups and organizations, OBCT calls on the Turkish government to include journalists and human rights defenders in the release of thousands of prisoners from overcrowded prisons: the novelist Ahmet Altan and the businessman Osman Kavala are among those who would not be released as they are detained for terrorism related crimes

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Bulgaria, if coronavirus tests freedom of expression

Fines and prison for spreading "false news" about coronavirus, police access to sensitive phone and web traffic data: some norms of the COVID-19 "emergency package" by the Bulgarian government have stirred a debate on freedom and rights in the pandemic

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Media and COVID-19: the risk of restrictions on media freedom

The Council of Europe and media freedom international organisations call on European States to defend independent journalistic work and not to exploit the Coronavirus crisis to further limit free access to information

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News