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Massive power of “criminal services industry” 

London. July 20, 2021 by William Horsley, AEJ Media Freedom Representative Despite the denials of the NSO Group and the Israeli authorities, the Pegasus scandal is...

AEJ open letter to EU on Pegasus scandal

(ES) Athens/ Vienna  July 21, 2021 Open letter to Ursula von der Leyen, Commission President and Vice-President Vera Jourova The Israeli security company NSO has sold...

Israeli spyware sparks huge political rows

Updated, July 28, 2021 by Edward Steen, AEJ General-Secretary Revelations about the use of Pegasus software used to spy on journalists  – including FT editor Roula...

Daphne Memorial Prize – apply pronto

(es) Brussels/ Vienna. July 20, 2021 The €20,000 Daphne Caruana Galizia prize will be awarded as of October 2021 to journalists or teams of journalists...

Georgian journalists fight back after Pride fatality

Cannes/ Tiblisi, July 15 2021 by Mark Porter Anti-gay violence, already a feature of Vladimir Putin's Russia, is spreading into formerly Soviet Georgia, with brutal police...

Fearless reporter De Vries dies of head-wounds

Amsterdam/ Vienna. July 15, 2021 by Edward Steen, AEJ Secretary-General Just over a week after being shot in broad daylight as he emerged from an Amsterdam...

“Bad faith”: Google gets 500m Euro slap in face

(es) London/ Vienna, July 14 2021 In a first halfway serious reverse for big tech, France has fined Google €500m for failing to negotiate “in...

Spanish journalist threatened on Armenian border

Yerevan/ London, July 12, 2021 by William Horsley, AEJ Media Freedom Special Representative A Spanish photojournalist visiting Armenia’s Gegharkunik province (see political map) near the border...

Turkish journalist menaced in Berlin

Ankara/ Berlin July 8, 2021 from Dogan Tilic, Ankara/ Berlin Erk Acarer, a prominent exiled opposition columnist for the independent Turkish daily BirGün, was attacked by...

William Horsley comments on De Vries shooting

London/ Amsterdam  July 6, 2021 Celebrated Dutch crime reporter "critically ill" after Amsterdam shooting By William Horsley, AEJ Media Freedom Representative Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de...

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