"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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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.

Ukranian journalists appeal to foreign media to beware of Russian anti-Ukranian propaganda

Media monitoring done by the non-profit organisation Telekritika, the Institute of Mass Information and independent media experts shows an unprecedented number of misleading and manipulative reports in Russian media about the events in Ukraine.

Al Jazeera calls for global day of action on Thursday 27 February in support of charged and jailed journalists


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