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individual journalists through their membership of national sections. As an independent and self-funding association we promote critical journalism in the European integration process; and defend the freedom of information and freedom of the press in Europe. The AEJ offers journalists the chance to be part of our professional and social network."

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

Read more:
» AEJ MF Project
» AEJ MF Representative
» AEJ MF Surveys and Reports
» AEJ & the Council of Europe
» World Press Freedom Day

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Free expression organisations unite in call for EU rules against "vexatious" lawsuits that suppress public debate

The AEJ joins a wide coalition of organisations that campaign for freedom of expression in addressing this Open Letter to the European Commission. It calls for strong and effective protections against SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) to be enshrined in European Union regulations and policies to better protect the rights of citizens, journalists, activists, academics, trade unionists, media organisations and NGOs. Read the Open Letter...

AEJ renews protest against heavy fines and “improper pressures” on critical Albanian TV channel

The AEJ has protested against summary fines and a government move to shut down RTV Ora TV channel for alleged violation of social distancing rules. The AEJ called the moves “improper pressures” and a bad precedent for the defence of media freedom….  

AEJ protests against Albanian government’s sudden shutdown order to Ora TV channel

The AEJ protests against the arbitrary and discriminatory Albanian government order to shut down Ora TV because of alleged violations of social distancing rules during the Covid-19 public health emergency…

Freedom of the media must not become collateral damage of Covid19

On Europe Day -May 9th- , President of “Association of European Journalists” (AEJ) warns of further restrictions on media freedom as a result of the Covid19-pandemic.

Press freedom organisations call for Europol’s backup to hasten justice in Daphne murder case

Press freedom organisations express concerns about delay in delivering justice over the 2017 murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.In a letter sent today they call on Malta’s Attorney General to seek Europol’s active assistance to hasten the delivery of justice in the case ...

AEJ Statement: Armenian Emergency Law still seriously impedes media from reporting on COVID-19