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CoE and allies call out enemies of press freedom

London/ Nicosia. June 16, 2021 by William Horsley, AEJ Media Freedom Representative Only days before the US - Russia summit in Geneva - see latest reports...

Field study – govt control of state media

Vienna/ Warsaw. June 16, 2021 by Edward Steen, Secretary-General Among the many entreaties on board Air Force One when  President Biden turned up in Brussels yesterday...

Russian “nyet” to resolution on media freedom

London/ Nicosia. June 11, 2021 from William Horsley ConferenceDocuments (coe.int) Documents de la conférence (coe.int) At a major two-day conference of European culture ministers, Russia today objected to...

“Time to Act” – Conference on AI

Nicosia / Vienna (es) June 11, 2021 Statement by Council of Europe Secretary-General Marija Pejčinović Burić to the conference of Council of Europe culture ministers and...

Pyjamas vs action, noise, arguments

Vienna. June 11, 2021 by Edward Steen, Sec-Gen How will news-gathering be after the pandemic? The Zoom interviews have become standard. Maybe they are here to...

CoE – AI impact on free speech

London. June 9, 2021 from Wiliam Horsley, Media Freedom Special Representative Tackling AI’s impact on freedom of expression and new challenges to media freedom: European ministers...

EP takes on Lukschenko

By Edward Steen The first post-Covid (they hope) passengers at Brussels' Zaventem airport over the weekend were greeted by an enormous poster. It demanded the...

Navalny awards his prize to political prisoners

(es) Vienna. June 8, 2021 Imprisoned journalist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny has dedicated the Moral Courage awarded by the Geneva Summit for Human Rights...

Lahodynsky – Belarus sanctions have to hurt

Vienna. June 2, 2021 by Otmar Lahodynsky, former AEJ international president The EU should adopt tougher punitive measures against Lukashenko. Trying to protect him from Putin's...

CoE – Polish journalists fight “propaganda takeover”

Vienna. June 5, 2021 by Edward Steen, Secretary-General, AEJ Public campaigns by independent journalists' organisations in Poland are calling for "strong and public measures" to combat...

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