The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) offers practical solidarity to journalists resident in Turkey and Eurasia. The Centre is extending its Journalists-in-Residence programme to include up to three more media professionals and is now accepting applications.

Participants are provided with a rent-free, furnished apartment in Leipzig, Germany, a monthly stipend of 1,000 euros, and free health insurance. ECPMF also covers travel costs to and from Leipzig as well as visa fees. The selected journalists are offered access to the Centre’s wide-ranging network of contacts as well as optional training sessions in useful skills such as secure digital communication and data safety.

ECPMF considers its Journalists-in-Residence Programme to be a concrete and lasting contribution to the campaign for media freedom and pluralism across Europe. The Journalists-in-Residence Programme is designed to allow journalists to work outside their hostile environment for some time, to extend their personal networks, and to highlight press freedom problems in their home countries – if individual circumstances permit this.

Read more about the programme here.