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Leipzig hosts fighters for press freedom

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The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom invites you to attend their conference on 5 October in Leipzig. Entry and an evening reception are FREE, and you can meet fascinating speakers and even potential employers, if you’re interested in the field.

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Facing the “dark side” to help other journalists in Europe

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Who would have thought that journalists could be thrown into jail on a daily basis on this continent, just for doing their job? The ECPMF can tell you more. (Photo: public domain)

Many journalists equate a career move into PR with going to the “dark side,” for its aspect of “promotion” rather than “news.” But what if it’s done precisely to help journalists under threat in Europe – which has become the real “dark side?” Journalist Sophie Albers Ben Chamo gives us insights as she prepares for her first conference in her new job in Leipzig, as press officer for ECPMF.

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Danish writer muses on Leipzig, press freedom

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Aspiring Danish journalist Mads Haahr visited Leipzig for the first time to attend the ECPMF press freedom conference in October 2016. Photo: ECPMF/Lamm

Despite a certain initial skepticism, the city left me with more impressions to write home about than merely the matter of resin and Red Bull money.

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The Power of the Crowd: media freedom goes Leipzig

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European Media Freedom Conference 2015 in Leipzig. (Photo: ECPMF)

We give you a pair of free tickets to attend a conference where, besides supporting a good cause, you can network with potential employers, find out about funding sources, or simply hang out with fascinating people.

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Media as both victim and perpetrator in refugee crisis

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Some journalists are beaten up, others strike out against their subjects when tasked with covering the refugee crisis in Europe, as media leaders discussed last week in Leipzig.

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Where the refugee crisis and press freedom issues meet

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Besides being a humanitarian crisis, the current refugee situation also highlights limitations to press freedom in Europe.

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