"Across Europe, the AEJ brings together

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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Global Media Freedom Conference in London aims to ‘improve safety of journalists’

The first ever Global Conference for Media Freedom was co-hosted by Canada and the UK on 10 and 11 July. Delegations from over 120 countries, including 60 ministers, and more than 1,500 journalists, academics and campaigners gathered in London to promote media freedom worldwide and to create new mechanisms to alert and respond to cases of violations and abuse. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that the aim of the conference was to agree on a way to protect media freedom and impose a cost on those who abuse it...  

Press freedom groups tell governments in London for press freedom meeting: pledges "not credible" without action

On Tuesday as foreign ministers from across the world gathered in London for a 2-day Global Media Freedom Conference.Press freedom and media development organisations including the AEJ put out a statement to the participating States saying that their pledges will only be credible if States immediately free jailed journalists and take other clear and decisive actions....   The group, representing and working with hundreds of thousands of journalists and media workers, said

Bulgaria: Prominent journalist and AEJ-member fined after biassed defamation charges

Judge acted in conflict of interests. Serious doubts about court ruling.

Media freedom in Austria under attack, again

 "Association of European Journalists" (AEJ) criticizes ban on questions at "press conferences" of the OVP and FPO. Ibiza video proves disrespect for media freedom by FPO leaders.  In German and English

Le Jour Mondiale de la Liberte de la Presse en Roumanie: Le rapport avec le pouvoir politique

Le rapport avec le pouvoir politique a ete le theme de tres reussite debat, organise par la section roumaine de l’AEJ, a l’occasion du Jour Mondiale de la Liberte de la Presse.... AEJ Romania report, in French

World Press Freedom Day event in Italy to focus on better protections for journalists