Belgian Ministers asked to help release French journalist Loup Bureau

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has joined an initiative launched by the journalism school attended by the French journalist Loup Bureau calling on the Vice Prime Minister and the Minster of Foreign Affairs to help free the arrested journalist in Turkey. Bureau’s fellow students at the Brussels School of Journalism and Communication (IHECS) together with the EFJ, the Professional Journalists’ Association of Belgian and other educational institutions  has written to the Belgian government today for their help to release Bureau. Bureau was arrested on Wednesday 2 August by the Turkish police following five days of detention in southeastern Sirnak…

French journalist Loup Bureau arrested in Turkey

UPDATE (15/09): Loup Bureau was released on 15 September 2017 after 51 days in custody. French journalist Loup Bureau was arrested on Wednesday 2 August by the Turkish police following five days of detention in southeastern Sirnak province on the Iraqi-Turkish border. He is detained on charges of “assisting a terror organisation”. Loup Bureau, 27, is a freelance journalist who worked for Arte, TV5 Monde, Slate. French news agency AFP reported that his charges are related to a report he had done in 2013 with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria – considered by Ankara as a terrorist organisation…

Solidarité avec les journalistes des bureaux de Moscou et de Kiev

(03.12.2014) La Fédération Européenne des Journalistes (FEJ) se joint à l’action groupée de ses syndicats-membres, les syndicats français de journalistes (SNJ, SNJ-CGT, CFDT journalistes) et le syndicat russe des journalistes (RUJ), et apporte son soutien aux journalistes travaillant sous droit local des bureaux de l’AFP en Russie et en Ukraine, dont les salaires ont été très sensiblement impactés par la chute du rouble. Les journalistes de ces bureaux ont demandé, avec l’appui des syndicats de l’AFP, une réévaluation de leurs conditions salariales avec un réajustement de la parité rouble-dollar pour faire face à la crise actuelle. La réponse de la…

EFJ calls for investigation into death of Russian journalist Maksim Borodin

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) calls again for an investigation into the suspicious death of Russian journalist Maksim Borodin. From Ekaterinburg (Ural, Russia), where he is attending the EU International Conference on Professional Standards and Ethics of Journalism in the Digital Age, the EFJ General Secretary Ricardo Gutiérrez calls on Russian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the death of Maksim Borodin. He died a month ago, after falling from the balcony of his fifth-floor apartment, on 12 April in Ekaterinburg. “It is not the first time we face such a “mysterious” death in Russia. Public authorities should…

A journalist killed: The pursuit of justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia, six months on

Please join the Right Honourable Tom Brake MP on Monday, 16th April from 6 to 7 pm in Committee Room 17 of the House of Commons for: A journalist killed: The pursuit of justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia, six months on Speakers: Paul Caruana Galizia, son of Daphne Caruana Galizia Rebecca Vincent, UK Bureau Director for Reporters Without Borders Maggie Murphy, Senior Global Advocacy Manager for Transparency International Moderated by Tom Brake MP On 16th October 2017, Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was tragically murdered by a car bomb. Caruana Galizia was a courageous investigative journalist whose reporting exposed corruption…

Turkey and the “forgotten” Zaman journalists in jail

On 4 March 2016, five months before the coup attempt of July 2016, one of the biggest daily newspaper was seized by the Turkish authorities on charges of being affiliated with the Gülen movement. Created in 1986, the newspaper was initially a strong supporter of President Erdogan’s AKP until it became increasingly critical and subsequently the movement which it was affiliated with accused of infiltrating the institutions in order to create a “parallel state”. Many journalists and media workers were first quickly sacked without any compensation. Despite being fully managed by government-appointed trustees since March 2016, the newspaper was banned by…

EFJ in the news 2017

  Berlingske – Tyrkisk journalist smidt ud af retssal efter kritik (25.12.2017) RTBF/La Première – Entretien avec Ricardo Gutiérrez et Griselda Pastor sur la crise catalane (22.12.2017) Times of Malta – Can the institute of Maltese journalists protect the media? (22.12.2017) RTBF – Russia Today désormais aussi en français (19.12.2017) B92 – Impunity for murders of journalists discussed in Vienna and Paris (13.12.2017) RTC – Colloque Fake News: de l’importance de l’éducation aux médias (11.12.2017) Times of Malta – Symposium on the pressures faced by journalists (05.12.2017) Libération – Le “tribunal de la presse” souhaité par Mélenchon existe-t-il dans d’autres pays ?…

Omar Aourtilane Prize in solidarity with journalists in Turkey

The Algerian Arabic-language daily El Khabar has decided to award this year its prestigious Omar Aourtilane International Prize for Press Freedom to the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS, an EFJ-IFJ affiliate) in solidarity with imprisoned and prosecuted journalists in Turkey for their journalistic activities. The eighteenth edition of the ceremony was held in Algiers on December 7, 2017 at the headquarters of the KBC television channel, owned by the Algerian private group El Khabar, in the presence of journalist Zoubir Souissi who chaired the jury assisted by journalist Kaddour Hamlaoui (France 3) and Zakia Aourtilane , Secretary General of this prize. “The…

Agenda for Change: Developing Media in the Digital Age

CONFERENCE Agenda for Change: Developing Media in the Digital Age 16-17 November, Belgrade, Serbia AGENDA Day 0: Wednesday, 15 November 20.00 – 23.00 WELCOME COCKTAIL Day 1: Thursday, 16 November 09.00 – 09.30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE 09.30 – 10.00 OPENING REMARKS Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of Republic of Serbia / Vladan Vukosavljević, Minister of Culture and Information of Republic of Serbia, TBC H.E. Axel Dittmann, German Ambassador in Serbia – TBC H.E. Andrea Orizio, Head of OSCE Mission to Serbia 10.00 – 10.30 KEYNOTE SPEECH: ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES FOR CONTEMPORARY MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS POLICYMAKING – Guy Berger, Director of Division Freedom…

Right to Know Day

Right to Know Day, Brussels, 28th September 2017 Organising parties: ITCO intergroup, supported by Access Info Europe and AntiCor Belgium Mission and objectives: It is our mission to host an event in Brussels that brings together Freedom of Information (FOI) advocates from across Europe. The main objectives of this event will be:   To celebrate Right To Know Day which is held on 28th September each year, by raising awareness about the right of access to information and sharing inspiring stories of FOI from around Europe   To compare good and bad practices when it comes to Freedom of Information…

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