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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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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


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