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Does Nobel Prize for two journalists really help us? Yes.

London, October 2021 by William Horsley, AEJ Media Freedom representative The Norwegian Nobel Committee's award of the Peace Prize to Dmitry Muratov, editor of Novaya Gazeta...

Too much news….not enough independent newspapers

Vienna, October 9, 2021 from Edward Steen, Secretary-General The world has turned upside down, as I am not the first to notice. The news jungle has...

Putin’s Ukrainan nexus: Who’s Who? And what’s coming next…

Kiev, October 4, 2021 by Ivan Verstyuk Relations between Russia and Ukraine have never been easy. Since independence, Ukraine and its territory have been the focus...

Were we right all along about Facebook? Probably

Vienna, October 7, 2021 (updated 20/10/21 by Edward Steen Secretary-General Mark Zuckerberg is facing a Waterloo of his own making - the testimony on Capitol Hill...

Fourth Estate hits back with mega-investigation

Vienna, October 3, 2021 (updated 05/10/2012) by ES, Secretary-General The biggest data leak in history - 11.9m files from companies hired by wealthy clients to create...

Trolling – it’s mostly about money and spite

Vienna, September 26, 2021 by Edward Steen, Secretary-General Trolling is about political manipulation. Troll-farms in North Macedonia and elsewhere serve, or served, both Trump and Vladimir...

Getting real about rule of law in Europe

London / Brussels. September 22, 2021 from William Horsley, Special Representative for Media Freedom Today the AEJ joined 60 other journalists' and civil society groups in...

In the thick of it – journalists in Afghanistan

Kabul/ Vienna. September 22, 2021 (links updated 03/10/21) Fearing for their lives, 100 colleagues and media workers communicate frenetically in a WhatsApp group about how...

EU needs proper powers to protect media – AEJ

  London/ Brussels. September 16, 2021 by William Horsley, AEJ Media Press Freedom Representative For years the European Commission has been criticized for inaction in the face...

Surviving 50 years of spoofs, exposés, and libel actions

Vienna/ London.   September 13, 2021 by Edward Steen, Sec-Gen   The satirical London publication Private Eye, on the eve of celebrating (along with the AEJ) its half-century,...

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