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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 Surveys and Reports
» AEJ & the Council of Europe
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World Press Freedom Day 2015 is marked in Armenia, Brussels and Ireland

The AEJ took part in celebrations, appeals and public events for World Press Freedom Day 2015 in Armenia, Belgium and Ireland

AEJ French Section condemns charges against French journalist Edouard Perrin

L’AJE-France issued this statement protesting against the charges raised by the Luxembourg authorities against Edoaurd Perrin for exposing the Luxleaks scandal.

The „Association of European Journalists“ (AEJ) is deeply concerned about a new „EU-directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information“

We urge all relevant persons, ministers, commissioners and MEPs to take account of these concerns, and to ensure that the necessary safeguards are in place in EU-regulations so that investigative journalism is not obstructed or made more difficult as a result of the new regulation.

‘Let Journalism thrive!’ AEJ Bulgaria launches campaign for better reporting and against crude sensationalism

The AEJ Bulgarian section has marked World Press Freedom Day 2015 with a campaign for better reporting and against the crude sensationalism which now mars the output of much of the media in Bulgaria.

The new normal of journalism: Assume you’re being watched

At the international gathering in Riga, Latvia, that marked World Press Freedom Day this week, journalists from many countries acknowledged the new reality of mass surveillance online, and its massive impact on journalists’ ability to hold governments to account.

AEJ supports Turkish press freedom groups’ demands for an end to government’s intolerance and assaults on free media


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