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AEJ deeply shocked by deaths of journalists in Gaza

The Association of European Journalists is shocked and deeply dismayed at the reported deaths of 13 media workers in Gaza during Israel’s military action which began in early July. The AEJ expects the international community to investigate possible war crimes in which journalists are or have been victims, regardless of the alleged identity of those who may have committed them.

‘Protection of media freedom in Europe’ expert Report holds States to account for worsening threats to journalists

AEJ Media Freedom representative William Horsley has presented his in-depth Report on The protection of media freedom to parliamentarians of the 47 Council of Europe States.

Concerns for security of Antonio Papaleo after stabbing incident in Thailand

Concerns remain for Papaleo’s security after he declared that he had received threats in connection with his secret filming of members of an alleged international money-laundering ring operating in Hong Kong.

Where is the EU in the Bulgarian media campaign for the European elections?

The main question is “Where was the EU in the media campaign for the European elections in Bulgaria?” And the answer to that question is that the EU was “completely absent”, according to Ralitza Kovacheva, a Sofia university media researcher who has made a detailed analysis of media coverage of the May 25 European Parliament elections for AEJ-Bulgaria.

Romanian national order for Teodora Stanciu

Our colleague,Teodora Stanciu, President of AZIR - the Romanian Section of AEJ - has been decorated by Mr. Traian Basescu, President of Romania, with the "National Order of Merit".


International Media Literacy Seminar in Bratislava will mark World Press Freedom Day

‘New Media Literacy for Journalists’ is the theme of a two-day International Seminar being co-organised by the Slovak section of the Association of European Journalists in Bratislava on May 29-30, 2014 to mark this year’s Press Freedom Day.

OSCE ‘Safety of Journalists Guidebook’: Second Edition published in response to rising concerns over anti-media violence and harassment

The Guidebook outlines States’ obligations towards journalists’ safety and media freedom arising from OSCE commitments as well as binding international law provisions. It provides detailed guidance to state authorities about good practices in legislation, law-enforcement and systems of justice that are essential to fulfil those obligations.

AEJ Romanian Section (AZIR) stages critical debate on the search for press freedom to mark World Press Freedom Day 2014

The Association of Independent Journalists of Romania (AZIR), the Romanian section of the Association of European Journalists (AEJ), held a critical public debate on the theme " Freedom of the press: What press? What freedom?”


World Press Freedom Day meeting sounds the alarm at increasing attacks; declaration calls free media vital to future UN ‘development goals’

At the major gathering at UNESCO in Paris for 2014 World Press Freedom Day UNESCO launched itsWorld Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development, including shocking evidence of many states’ persistent failure to find and punish those responsible for killings of journalists and other attacks that deprive societies of access to reliable and uncensored information.

Council of Europe formally urges member states to protect journalists and whistleblowers

The Council of Europe has called on its 47 member states to fulfil their obligation to protect journalists and other media actors from intimidation and attacks, and to adopt national legal frameworks for the protection of whistleblowers.

In Turkey and Croatia, AEJ joins Press Freedom Day events to protest at interference in free media

On May 3rd Turkish journalists organised public protests in Ankara and Istanbul. In Istanbul the Freedom For Journalists Platform, including the AEJ in Turkey among 94 journalists associations and unions, took part in a protest march in the Cagaloglu district. In Ankara the G-9 Platform organised another public protest.


‘Stop Killing Journalists!’: press freedom groups step up global campaign around World Press Freedom Day

Since 1992 over 1000 journalists have been killed while doing their work – an unacceptable death toll of men and women committed to keeping the world informed.

AEJ Bulgaria issues English language version of ‘Refugees in the Media’ guidelines

Hereby we present you the main recommendations from the joint meeting of journalists and experts, organized by AEJ-Bulgaria, on the subject “How do we cover the refugee topic in the media?”.

Romania: What keeps people in front of TV?

Brindusa Armanca, a member of the Executive Committee of Azir, the Romanian section of AEJ, lectured on April 27 at a conference on "What happened to television in the Internet age?" at the prestigious ”National Theatre Conferences series”, a regular event which takes place in Bucharest every Sunday in a tradition which has continued for more than 14 years.

As World Press Freedom Day 2014 approaches, a new wave of anti-media violence and state-backed repression

World Press Freedom Day on 3 May each year is meant to signal the world’s determination to protect press freedom as a basic pre-condition of an open and free society.

World Press Freedom Day report: AEJ Armenia again slams anti-media violence, restrictions and interference

The AEJ Armenian Section of AEJ has published its 2013 annual report, pointing to persistent problems of violence against journalists, improper pressures and speculative lawsuits as the main challenges facing reporters and news outlets in Armenia.

AEJ congratulates Ahmet Sik on being awarded the 2014 UNESCO Press Freedom Prize

Leading Turkish journalist Ahmet Sik has been named as the winner of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2014.

European Human Rights Court grants injunction in inter-state case brought by Ukraine against Russia and calls for restraint from military action

The Strasbourg court European has granted exceptional ‘interim measures’ in an urgent case brought by Ukraine against Russia.

IFJ/EFJ Condemn Crimean government’s attempts to restrict media access

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have condemned the ‘underhand’ attempts of Crimea's regional government to curtail media coverage of the region's referendum on March 16.

AEJ condemns the oppression of journalists and media freedom in Crimea

On 7 March, two Bulgarian freelance journalists - Dimitar Kenarov, member of AEJ-Bulgaria, and the photo reporter Boryana Katsarova, were violently attacked by paramilitary forces and had their professional equipment confiscated by force.

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