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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

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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AEJ Open Letter calls for dynamic steps by Council of Europe against ‘hostile environments’ for journalists

An Open Letter from the Association of European Journalists to representatives of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe calls for a set of ‘implementation’ actions to uphold past governmental declarations on the safety of journalists, including a ministerial Recommendation of 2016 that urges all states to allow a fully independent review of their laws and practices, and to amend them to bring them into line with their obligations under European human rights law…

Freedom of expression and journalists’ organisations appeal for EU concrete steps to protect human rights in Turkey

The AEJ has joined PEN International and a groups of other international freedom of expression organisations in a joint statement on Turkey. It was communicated to the European Union at an event in Brusselson Wednesday. The statement called on EU states to exert influence on Interpol…

AEJ met with Chief of Bulgarian police against organized crime

Support for threatened Bulgarian journalists promised

Annual AEJ Media Freedom Report on Turkey: ‘No free society without free journalism’

Press freedom, oppression of journalists and the media, and prosecution and imprisonment of journalists continued to be the paramount problems facing Turkish journalists in the year 2017. Turkish journalists’ associations and unions continued their joint struggle under the main slogan “There Can Be No Free Society Without Free Journalism.”...

AEJ confronts a ‘new world order’ in media and a Russian ‘information war’

At the AEJ’s Congress in Vilnius, Lithuania, journalists, editors, Internet experts and academics from across Europe attempted to answer big questions about the future of news. The collapse of media business models and the flooding of the space of journalism by merchants of mischief, falsehood and trivia have led many to ask ‘what’s the point of journalists’?...

AEJ Vilnius Congress debates ways to tackle online threats to female journalists


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