Arbeiten im „bedrohten Paradies“ 

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Weltweit geraten Journalisten vermehrt unter Druck und Deutschland stellt dabei keine Ausnahme dar. So stieg hierzulande im letzten Jahr nicht nur die Anzahl der Übergriffe auf Journalisten, auch der allgemeine Ton ist rauer geworden seit der Begriff „Lügenpresse“ ein trauriges Comeback feiert. Doch wie ist es eigentlich um die Medienfreiheit in Deutschland bestellt?

Am Internationalen Tag der Pressefreiheit sprach Caroline Haury, Programmmanagerin des Europäischen und Transatlantischen Dialogs, für freiheit.org mit Wolfgang Grebenhof, Stellvertretender Vorsitzender des Deutschen Journalisten-Verbands (DJV).

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Upcoming Event: “I can’t write that” – Self-censorship in European media

FeaturedMonday, 2 May 2016
12.00-14.00

 Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

If an internet search has the potential to land a journalist on the blacklist of security services or if a reporter cannot guarantee for the anonymity of sources, free reporting is in danger. The same goes for journalists who have to pick their words carefully in order to secure their media company’s advertisement revenue. In several Central European states and in Europe’s neighborhood, particularly in Turkey, the government is tightening its grip on media companies. Meanwhile German journalists face accusations of biased reporting on the refugee crisis and the Cologne attacks (“Lügenpresse”) and in France journalists are alarmed at the new security laws which grant sweeping powers to intelligence agencies.

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Upcoming Event: Meeting Media Challenges – All that glitters is not gold

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Watchful: All that glitters is not gold – The state of media freedom in the EU

Thursday, 22 October 2015
12.00-14.00

Venue:            Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit,  Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

About the event:
The EU is frequently winning laurels for its high standards of press freedom. But do we deserve the praise? Are our journalists free to do the job they are assigned to do? Continue reading

United in Decline? Press Freedom in Hungary and Turkey

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Source: FNF Europe

At first sight, lumping together Hungary and Turkey in a discussion on media freedom seems arbitrary. Why comparing an EU Member State to a candidate country, why comparing two countries with different histories, two countries whose capitals are 1500km away from each other? Yet, focusing on Hungary and Turkey allows us to look at two countries where press freedom has suffered in recent years and it enables us to look at how the EU is and should be responding to such violations in countries with different affiliations to the Union.

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