ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme 2017

ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme 2017

Deadline: May 19, 2017

Are you a journalist in Europe? Apply now for the ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme 2017. The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) Journalists-in-Residence programme is designed to temporarily host journalists from across geographical Europe who face harrassment and intimidations in their home country. It provides a refugepro tempore, a safe place to continue ones work and – if so desired by those hosted – a platform to highlight threats to media freedom back home.

The new European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) is founded by 25 organizations from all over Europe to stop the attack on Press and media freedom. The basis for their work is the European Charter signed by 48 editors-in-chief and leading journalists. The ECPMF will unite media, press organizations and academia to counter attacks on press and media freedom both nationally and internationally. They will establish a database of media law in Europe and of all attacks on it, they will organize working groups to support other national and international organizations advocating media freedom, they will support national media associations and individuals fighting for freedom of the press and media and they will support individual journalists who are harassed by the authorities.


  • ECPMF provides free accomodation in Leipzig as well as a monthly grant of 1.000 EUR
  • Costs are being covered for visa fees (if applicable), travel to and from Leipzig, as well as for health insurance for the duration of his/her stay


  • Eligible to apply for the programme are journalists living in a EU28 country or in one of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine;
  • Proof must be provided that he or she is at risk due to his/her journalistic work;
  • The applicant must have worked fulltime as a paid journalist for at least five (5) years;
  • The applicant should not be a member of a political movement;
  • He or she must be willing and able to return to his or her home country/country of residence at the end of the programme.

Application Process

  • To apply, please fill out this application form and attach the requested references.
  • Send us your application via e-mail to j[email protected] or to the postal address indicated below. All personal information will be treated confidential.
  • Organizers will confirm a successful application by an official letter of invitation which serves as support for the visa application.

Postal address
European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
Journalists-in-Residence Programme
Menckestrasse 27
04155 Leipzig

For more information, visit ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme.