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Media Freedom

Budapest says ‘no’ to Orbán

Vienna/ Budapest. May 3, 2021 The AEJ'S Hungarian Section has issued a tough statement on media freedom to mark May 3, backing U.S. Secretary...

Fightback on media freedom ‘getting stronger’

London, May 2, 2021 Commentary by William Horsley, AEJ Media Freedom Representative, to mark World Press Freedom Day 2021. In a message for this year’s World...

Free Media – “act or face consequences”

Athens, 29 April, 2021 On the eve of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the newly-elected AEJ President Saia Tsaousidou said today that 2021...

“Freeze the stolen assets”

The AEJ President today backed the dramatic plea on the BBC https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1384997315308568578?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1384997315308568578%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fkhodorkovsky.com%2Fmbk-there-is-finally-some-understanding-of-what-should-be-done%2F by exiled Putin opponent Mikhail Khodorkovsky for western leaders to recognise the time...

Journalists murdered in Burkina Faso

es Vienna/ Madrid April 27, 2021 The Spanish journalists, David Beriain and Roberto Fraile and their so far unnamed Irish colleague were murdered by an...

Conversations about Europe and Media

Brussels, April 27, 2021 In March 2020 the European Commission launched the European News Media Forum  https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/events/european-news-media-forum-safety-journalists on the safety of journalists, part of the next European...

Govts need to shape up on media freedom – CoE

ES, Vienna, April 27 2021 In a hard-hitting statement today https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/secretary-general-european-governments-should-show-stronger-political-will-to-protect-press-freedom Council of Europe Secretary-General Marija Pejčinović Burić called for stronger political will by governments to protect...

CoE Platform event – April 28,10.00 11.30 CET

Wednesday’s 90-minute online public event will present the annual report of the 14 Safety of Journalists Platform partners. MFR William Horsley reminds that pre-registration is...

Information as a Public Good

William Horsley, London, April 27, 2021 This year’s World Press Freedom Day   https://www.un.org/en/observances/press-freedom-day will take place with multiple events from April 29 to May 3, and the...

NAVALNY “HANGING BY A THREAD”

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, 44, three weeks into a hunger-strike, was said today to be close to death. US President Joe Biden,...

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