"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

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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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On behalf of AEJ Greece, Athanase Papandropoulos, President, AEJ Greek Section Fanis Zouropoulos, Executive President, AEJ Greek Section

Strasbourg court judgement on liability for online user comments ‘threatens free speech’

Lorna Woods, a Professor of Law at Essex University and an expert in the field of media and human rights, remarked following the landmark ruling from the Strasbourg court that the reasoning behind it appears to contradict the established approach to freedom of expression cases.

Investigative journalism under threat

AEJ - with the French section in the lead- was among the first organizations which warned that the new EU-directive for the protection of "trade secrets" will harm investigative journalism.

Council of Europe online Platform highlights dangers for journalists

AEJ and other Partner organisations made clear they expect that the Council of Europe will live up to the public pledges made by the Secretary-General and other senior figures to take prompt and meaningful action to press member states to meet their binding legal obligations under Article 10 of the Convention, on freedom of expression and media freedom.

World Press Freedom Day 2015 is marked in Armenia, Brussels and Ireland


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