Media freedom

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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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

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Media repression series: Ukraine calling

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How much has Ukraine really changed after Euromaidan? We hear from a young Ukrainian studying media, society and international relations at Leipzig and Wroclaw universities.

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Media repression series: Internet in Belarus

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Strong Russian influence and an increasingly paranoid and controlling government, amid the ever spreading tentacles of the Internet, make for a difficult life for netizens in Belarus.

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Post-truth era: fake news and the threat to freedom of speech

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The problem is that to Trump, his critics are the creators of fake news. A word against Trump is not a truth. What is "not truth" is now to be censored.

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The Power of the Crowd: media freedom goes Leipzig

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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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