Thursday, February 26, 2015
Two years of work by European parliamentarians on the Protection of Media Freedom in Europe have culminated in a new resolution by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), adopted on 29 January.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
A Working Group of journalists, publishers and media professionals hosted by Fondation EurActiv has presented a set of core proposals as the outline of a new ‘EU strategy for independent and sustainable media’.
Turkey’s existing penal codes and security laws, with their broad definition of terrorism and membership of an armed organisation, have led to prosecution and imprisonment of many journalists for fulfilling their professional duties. Anti-terrorism law, in particular, carries heavy penalties. If she is found guilty, Frederike Geerdink could face up to five years in prison.
On Friday 6th February the French Ambassador to Slovakia Didier Lopinot will hand Mr Juraj Alner the most prestigious order of the French Republic, the Officer of the Légion d'honneur. The order is granted by decree of the President of France.
Monday, January 19, 2015
AEJ - Bulgaria stands firmly for the right of journalists to inform the society and for their right not to disclose their confidential sources, who may easily be exposed to a serious risk to their physical safety and integrity if their identity is known.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Council of Europe’s deputy secretary-general, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, told the gathering that she looked forward to ‘immediate statements’ and quick, dynamic moves by the Council of Europe in the light of such data on concrete cases of violence and legal intimidation. The agreement to set up the ‘online platform’ was earlier approved by representatives of the member states.
William Horsley, Jim Boumelha, Thorbjorn Jagland, Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, David Banisar, Christophe Deloire
Saturday, January 10, 2015
The Greek Section of the AEJ and University of Ioannina invite students, educators and professionals to register for their Summer School on the theme of ‘Greece today: Language, Culture and Media’.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
This is the most bloody attack ever carried out against journalists in France or anywhere in Europe. The international AEJ joins its colleagues in the association’s French section in expressing horror at this barbaric act against press freedom; as well as deep condolences to the relatives of the victims and solidarity with all the staff at Charlie Hebdo.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The detention of several Turkish journalists within the frame of an operation against the so called “parallel state” operation is an attack on press freedom and is not acceptable. It should be stopped and detained journalists should be released.
Monday, December 08, 2014
The AEJ expresses outrage at the arrest of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismailova, who was sentenced to two month pre-trial detention on Friday.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
The new AEJ Report outlines the most significant attacks on journalists and independent media in the six months since the previous Report of June 2014 , which chronicled and assessed developments since 2012. This Report points to the urgent need for states to remove oppressive legislation and administrative harassment related to defamation, anti-terrorism and security in Council of Europe member states.
Friday, November 28, 2014
The Association of European Journalists and four other journalists’ and freedom of expression organisations are to become partners with the Council of Europe in setting up a new Internet platform which is to act as an alert and Early Warning System for all forms of attacks on the media.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
After an AEJ Presidency of four years (2010-2014) Eileen Dunne (Ireland) stepped down. The AEJ General Assembly elected Otmar Lahodynsky (Austria) as her successor! Secretary-General Tibor Macak (Slovakia), Treasurer Luigi Cobisi (Italia) and the Vice-Presidents Saia Tsaousidou (Greece) and Javier F. Arribas (Spain) were re-elected.
Saturday, November 01, 2014
The AEJ Congress in Neusiedl opened with an address by László Nagy, one of the organisers of the Pan European Picknick at Sopronpuszta near the Neusiedl Lake in August 1989 – a defining moment in the lead-up to the collapse of the Iron Curtain.
The session "New challenges and Priorities for the EU – do we need a new Foreign and Security policy?" during the The AEJ Congress in Neusiedl was dominated by the crisis in Ukraine. It was led off by Olexander Scherba , special ambassador to Ukraine’s foreign Minister
Monday, October 27, 2014
Your General Assembly provides me with an excellent opportunity to express my appreciation for your work. Because what you do is nothing less than an essential ingredient for the proper functioning of our democracies.
Since 1999 European editor for Austrian political weekly „profil“.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
The annual General Assembly of the European Association Journalists (AEJ) meeting in Burgenland, Austria, condemns as unacceptable the high number of violent attacks against journalists, acts of arbitrary harassment and interference, and other attacks against media freedom and freedom of expression in European countries, including Azerbaijan, Belarus, Turkey and Russia.
At the AEJ’s 2014 Congress on 17 October members of the Association of European Journalists from across Europe met in Burgenland, Austria to discuss topical reports detailing violence, harassment and interference with the work of journalists from colleagues in Armenia, Bulgaria, the countries of the EU’s Eastern Partnership, Hungary, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
The AEJ joins Amnesty International and other organisations in calling urgently on the Russian authorities to effectively investigate Anna Politkovskaya’s murder, bring all the killers to justice including the masterminds, remove the existing oppressive and undemocratic barriers to reporters in Russia, and ensure safe working conditions for journalists and media workers in Russia.