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
National AEJ Websites
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
AEJ statement on unacceptable police violance against media workers during demonstrations in Ukraine
The Association of European Journalists (AEJ) protests in the strongest terms against the many acts of unprovoked acts of violence including beatings carried out by police against journalists and other media personnel during the recent and current demonstrations in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
It is with great regret that the AEJ has learned of the decision to proceed with the closure of Presseurop on Dec. 20th. We said in June we had misgivings about the stated terms of the new media tender, but that in no way implied criticism of Presseurop and we fully endorse the recent audit by Deloitte which recommended that the Commission continue the project.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
A summary of major issues about the practice of journalism debated at the AEJ’s 51stCongress and Assembly held in Brussels on 22-23 November: first-hand accounts from East and West of journalists under growing pressure from governments and media owners; threats to investigative journalism from secret ‘dragnet’ surveillance and tracking of electronic communications; and the start of an intensive debate on media futures and new ideas for funding quality journalism.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
We have just learned that Magnus Falkehed, a Swedish correspondent based in Paris, has been kidnapped in Syria, with the photographer Niclas Hammarstrom. The two journalists were leaving Syria on Saturday, November 23rd, when they were captured by an unknown group. Magnus Falkehed has been a member of the French AEJ since 2008 and has also been an adjudicator of the Prix Louise Weiss.
Monday, November 25, 2013
AEJ Resolutions denounce sweeping state surveillance and warn Azerbaijan is unfit to take up Council of Europe chairmanship in 2014
The General Assembly of the Association of European Journalists, meeting in Brussels on Saturday 23 November, unanimously adopted two Resolutions.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013