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
» AEJ MF Project
» AEJ MF Representative
» AEJ MF Surveys and Reports
» AEJ & the Council of Europe
» World Press Freedom Day
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Czech R. Section
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
William Horsley, the AEJ’s media freedom representative, writes that intense pressures from politicians and owners lie behind the failure of Turkey’s mainstream media to inform the public about the underlying reasons for the outbreak of mass anti-government protests; while social media have come of age, offering millions of Turkish citizens a way to evade censorship and make their voices heard.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
The AEJ Greek Section totally disagrees with the methods that Government used to cut off the signal of the public broadcaster ERT in order to set up a new broadcasting company in three months’ time. At the same time it considers that the situation as it was before must be changed radically.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Amidst strikes and protests, Brussels media call for EU action to reverse shutdown of Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation
The International Press Association (API) considers the closure of the Greek public broadcaster, ERT, and the summary dismissal of its 2,656 staff to be indefensible and calls on the European Union institutions to demand an immediate reversal of the decision.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Many AEJ Sections around Europe held meetings and rallies, and publicised their campaigns and investigative reports on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May. Read the latest Reports from AEJ colleagues in Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Ireland, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UK.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
The Association of European Journalists is deeply concerned about recent developments in Macedonia, where the investigative journalist Tomislav Kezarovskiis being held in custody and made to reveal his sources for an article that he wrote in 2008, in which he revealed the identity of a witness in a murder case.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013