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Media ownership: towards Pan-European groups? - Reports

A publication of the European Audiovisual Observatory shows how few media companies are controlling large part of broadcasting market in Europe

CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism - Opportunities

The Call is open to nationals of the 18 CEI Member States, until Tuesday, 31 May 2016 (23.59 CEST)

Media Pluralism Monitor 2015 - Monitoring tool

The Media Pluralism Monitor 2015 is a measurement tool designed to assess the risks to media pluralism in EU member states. The second MPM pilot-project is a follow-up to the Media Pluralism Monitor  2014, covering new countries

DLA Piper - Support Centres

DLA Piper is a private law firm that provides legal support to staff and freelance journalists, editors, media outlets; civic media/bloggers as well as NGOs that provide legal, financial or advocacy support for journalists/media outlets, and/or journalist associations in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and UK.

The person to be contacted is Özgür Kahale from Pro Bono Counsel (ozgur.kahale@dlapiper.com or +33 1 40 15 25 13). The fee is Pro Bono.

ECJ: Commission has to enable access to written submissions - Legal Resources

The European Commission refused a German Pirate Party deputy access to Austria-related written submissions. After the party deputy filed a lawsuit, the European Court of Justice decided in his favor, in accordance with a decree overseeing access to EU government documents

International Press Institute (IPI) - Stakeholders

The International Press Institute (IPI) is a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists. The institute is dedicated to the furtherance and safeguarding of press freedom, the protection of freedom of opinion and expression, the promotion of the free flow of news and information, and the improvement of the practices of journalism. 

IPI works by:

  • conducting direct advocacy with governments
  • raising awareness on violations of media freedom through news coverage, research and analysis
  • leading programmes and campaigns to further change
  • offering platforms for cooperation, networking and skills exchange among our members
  • promoting high-quality, independent journalism through the development of best practices at the global level
  • providing opportunities for dialogue among diverse journalistic communities, in line with IPI’s founding principles

IPI runs a project called OnTheLine, that aims at promoting online journalists’ safety and countering threats against press freedom and freedom of expression in the digital sphere.

South East Europe Media Organisation - Stakeholders

South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is a regional non-governmental, non-profit network of editors, media executives and leading journalists from newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations, news agencies and new media in Southeast Europe. It was founded in October 2000 in Zagreb. With its committees, SEEMO aims to create a bridge between international media activities and the media developments in the region.

SEEMO is among the funding partners of the ECPMF.

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe - Stakeholders

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. Specific attention is devoted to freedom of the media through the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media that observes media developments in all 57 OSCE participating States, providing early warning on violations of freedom of expression and promoting full compliance with OSCE press freedom commitments.

Criminal Defamation Laws in Europe - Reports

Germany revealed as leading user of criminal defamation laws among 18 countries surveyed by the International Press Institute

The Transparency of Media Ownership in the European Union and Neighbouring States - Reports

A report based on a survey of media ownership transparency rules in 20 European Union (EU) and neighbouring states