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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 joins London Vigil for Daphne on first anniversary of her brutal murder: an urgent call for justice

The AEJ, with PEN International, Reporters Without Borders and five other free expression and anti-corruption organisations will hold a candle-light Vigil in central London, with readings from Daphne’s own writings, on Tuesday 16 October, the first anniversary of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s best-known investigative journalist. The event pays tribute to Daphne’s exceptional courage in the pursuit of truth, and calls for her killers to be brought to justice without delay…  

AEJ hosts ‘consensus-seeking’ London debate on future UK-EU relations and marks a major anniversary

The AEJ has hosted an ambitious event in London in a search for a degree of consensus among rival camps in the ongoing fierce debate about Brexit and the shape of UK-EU relations beyond Brexit. The Colloquium, held last Friday just six months before the UK’s scheduled departure from  the EU, was hosted by the AEJ’S UK Section. The event marked 50 years since the formation of the UK branch, and it generated a rare, open-minded dialogue among figures from opposing sides of the Brexit debate…

Austria:  Interior Ministry wants to restrict information for „critical media“

 The Association of European Journalists condemns a proposal by the Austrian ministry of Interior to restrict information for what they called „critical media“. A ministry spokesman close to Minister Herbert Kickl (Freedom Party FPO) told police authorities to favour media outlets which report favourably about the ministry and police affairs and to withhold information to those newspapers which report in a „one-sided and negative“ way about the Ministry and police....

AEJ protests against ‘setup’ and wrongful convictions of Myanmar journalists

The AEJ protests in the strongest terms against the recent seven-year jail sentences imposed by a Myanmar court on two Reuters reporters, Wa Lone und Kyaw Soe Oo who were arrested last December while investigating the killings of Rohingya people by the army…

International free expression groups call Turkey’s repeal of emergency laws a sham

Over 40 freedom of expression organisations worldwide have jointly condemned new legislation in Turkey which mirrors the stifling provisions of the country’s recently-lifted state of emergency laws. A statement coordinated by IFEX, the International Freedom of Expression Exchange, identified the most extreme of the new laws that deny basic human rights and say...

“Don’t hit journalists!” Protest Statement by AEJ Romania

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