"Across Europe, the AEJ brings together

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

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

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Press freedom solidarity mission to Slovakia calls for full justice over Jan Kuciak’s murder

On Thursday December 6 the AEJ joined eight other partner organisations that publish regular press freedom alerts on the Council of Europe’s Safety of Journalists website in making a visit to the Slovak capital, Bratislava. In meetings with Slovak Interior Ministry and police officials members of the mission pressed for all those responsible for February’s murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee to be brought to justice…

Enemies of media freedom on the rise in Bulgaria, AEJ report finds

An in-depth-ranging Report by AEJ-Bulgaria analyses the retreat of media freedom in the spheres of politics, business and society. Its troubling conclusion is that a repressive regulatory media environment and fierce campaigns to discredit investigative journalism strengthened the grip of the enemies of independent media in Bulgaria in 2018...

New AEJ-board elected at congress in Greece

Elections at AEJ-congress in Vonitsa/Western Greece


VP Javier Arribas, VP Saia Tsaousidou, Pres. Otmar Lahodynsky, VP Oana Enachescu, Gen.Secr. Tibor Macak

AEJ protests: pro-government media conglomerate in Hungary threatens the survival of media plurality

The international Association of European Journalists (AEJ) joins calls made by European journalists’ unions and independent national journalistic bodies in Hungary for a halt to the newly-announced plan to form a nation-wide bloc of pro-governmental media titles in Hungary which threatens to put an end to media pluralism…

AEJ Hungarian Section calls for a stop to the criminal prosecution of journalist Andras Dezso

The Board of the Hungarian Section of the AEJ endorses and joins the protest of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) against the decision by Budapest prosecutor to bring criminal charges against investigative reporter Andras Dezso. The journalist work for Index.hu, the biggest independent Hungarian website...

AEJ says „No impunity“ for Saudi journalist’s murder: joint statement issued with Arab media NGO


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