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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

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

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AEJ News

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

A public celebration of World Press Freedom Day will be held on 10 May in the Italian parliament in Rome with a focus on improving journalists’ protections.The meeting with politicians, policy-makers and journalists is entitled "So much Mafia, so little news" and it is promoted by "Ossigeno per l’Informazione" ....

The Media in Armenia One Year After the “Velvet Revolution”

A Velvet Revolution swept through Armenia in April 2018 and gave hope that the oppression of the country’s free media would be lifted. A year later Liana Sayadyan of AEJ Armenia reports that the early optimism is tempered by evidence of a renewed surge of political influence affecting the media’s independence...

Media Freedom attacked with impunity