The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) is an independent, non-profit, pan-European organisation based in Leipzig, Germany. Our mission is to unite European press and media freedom initiatives and to coordinate their activities. The Centre systematically records press freedom violations and threats to journalists across Europe and informs both the wider public,national governments and European policy makers. We provide legal support to journalists under threat and offer a safe house in Leipzig to those in severe danger. Our annual media freedom conference is a forum for exchange and debate and encourages dialogue and collaboration among those who feel passionate about free media in pluralistic European societies.