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individual journalists through their membership of national sections. As an independent and self-funding association we promote critical journalism in the European integration process; and defend the freedom of information and freedom of the press in Europe. The AEJ offers journalists the chance to be part of our professional and social network."

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

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» AEJ MF Project
» AEJ MF Representative
» AEJ MF Surveys and Reports
» AEJ & the Council of Europe
» World Press Freedom Day

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AEJ Vilnius Congress debates ways to tackle online threats to female journalists

Jennifer Adams, Project Leader of the OSCE’s ‘Safety of Female Journalists Online’ campaign, spoke at the AEJ’s Congress in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Friday 17 November, highlighting the additional risks faced by female journalists and measures to promote online safety. Online abuse of female journalists is recognised as a disturbing and dangerous aspect of the multiple new threats to the safety of journalists in Europe…

AEJ Annual Congress in Vilnius prompts pledge of ‘smart’ response to Russian disinformation

Lithuania’s Vice Foreign Minister, Darius Skusevičius, used the occasion of the AEJ’s Congress in Vilnius, Lithuania, last Friday to set out to visiting journalists from 20 countries  the ‘smart’ policies his government wants NATO to pursue to combat what he called Russia’s campaigns of ‘hostile disinformation and false news’…

Professional journalism is the best antidote to fake news

Quality, professional journalism is the most effective tool for addressing the already well-known phenomenon of fake news. This is the key point shared by the participants in the international conference “Europe vs Disinformation: Is the Bendy Cucumber a Real Threat to the European Project?”, which the Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation organized in Sofia on November 9, 2017.

British Labour politician calls for ‘Stop Brexit’ at AEJ meeting in London

Lord Andrew Adonis, a Labour member of the House of Lords, has called for a Stop to Brexit, describing as 'madness' the UK's current intention to quit the EU and to stay outside both the single market and the customs union... 

“Konstantinos Kalligas’’ Journalism Awards Ceremony in Athens

For the 20th time, the Greek Section of the AEJ,organized a main journalistic event

International press freedom groups condemn killing of Maltese investigative journalist

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