Focus on Media Freedom
The AEJ is an official Observer in the Council of Europe's Media Steering Committee.
The AEJ’s Media Freedom Representative, William Horsley, with other media and NGO organisations, has called on Member States to fulfil their 2009 pledge to ensure that national anti-terrorism laws are not misused to block legitimate freedom of expression.
The AEJ welcomes the focus on media freedom in the Decision by Ministers’ Deputies, but questions the failure to adopt more far-reaching measures to counter attacks on journalists’ lives and work.
» Full report on the AEJ-EP Seminar on Media Freedom in the EU
» AEJ Media Freedom Representative: Proposals for EU Action
» Council of Europe 2012 Decision on Media Freedom
» AEJ finds media freedom crumbling across eastern Europe
» AEJ MF Project
» AEJ MF Representative
» AEJ MF Surveys and Reports
» AEJ & the Council of Europe
» World Press Freedom Day
National AEJ Websites
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Al Jazeera calls for global day of action on Thursday 27 February in support of charged and jailed journalists
Following the decision by Egyptian authorities to press ahead with criminal charges against 20 journalists, Al Jazeera has called for a global day of action in support of press freedom.
Monday, February 24, 2014
The AEJ and other journalists’ associations and freedom of expression groups have expressing fresh serious concerns about the escalation of moves by the authorities in Turkey to restrict press freedom and exert censorship.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Turkish journalists protest against proposals for new limits on Internet freedom and accuses government of seeking ‘total control’ of the society
Turkey’s G-9 Platform of 12 leading journalists associations chaired by AEJ Honorary Deputy Chairman L. Dogan Tilic staged a protest on Saturday in the main Kizilay Square of Ankara, the Turkish capital, calling on the government to end its oppression of the media and asking President Abdullah Gul to veto a new internet bill which drastically expands the government’s powers to block online content.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Journalists in Ukraine seek international support: AEJ calls on President Yanukovich to halt attacks on the media
AEJ colleagues in Ukraine have appealed for support and solidarity from the whole Association of European Journalists and other journalists’ organisations amidst the ongoing crisis. The AEJ has sent a message to President Yanukovich and acting prime minister Arbuzov and called on them to end the intimidation and violence against journalists
Monday, January 27, 2014
The AEJ is supporting a major conference being held at the Vienna University of Technology on 28 February and 1 March 2014, which will debate the controversies arising from Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass surveillance by US and UK state agencies.
Thursday, January 23, 2014