France: police violence must stop

On 3 June, the European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ/IFJ) have submitted the rise of police violence towards journalists in France on the Council of Europe Platform for the protection of journalism and safety of journalists. The EFJ and the IFJ request explanations from French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve. The EFJ and the IFJ, as well as their French affiliates, SNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT-Journalistes have seen a worrying upsurge of policy violence towards journalists since mid-May on the fringe of the demonstrations against the new French labour law. On 17 May in Paris, cameraman Joël Labat was targeted by a tear-gas…

The EFJ participated in the 13th Congress of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

The 13th Congress of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) was held from 30 September to 2 October at the House of Mutuality in Paris. Five hundred delegates attended, discussed and voted some reports on the future of European workder and trade unions in the 39 countries covered by the ETUC. The delegation of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) consisting of three journalists Paco Audije (FAPE, FeSP), Patrick Kamenka (SNJ-CGT) and Jean-François Cullafroz (CFDT-Journalistes). But the Swedish delegation with fifteen members included an EFJ member, Jonas Nordling, president of the Union of Swedish Journalists (Svenska Journalistförbundet). Luca Visentini, the…

Two French journalists arrested in Morocco

Two French journalists, Jean-Louis Perez and Pierre Chautard, working for France Télévisions were arrested by the Moroccan authorities on 15 February while they were making a documentary in Rabat. Perez and Chautard were arrested in the premises of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH) when they were interviewing the President of the AMDH, Mr. Ahmed El-Haij about the human rights situation in the country. The police also seized their equipment and told them to leave the country immediately. Following the arrest, the French journalists’ unions (SNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT-Journalistes) denounced the arrest. “The arrest is not acceptable and the…

France

    Syndicat National des Journalistes – SNJ Address 33, Rue du Louvre S75002 Paris France   Staff Vincent Lanier (Premier secrétaire général, le Progres) Secrétaires généraux: Olivier Cimpello (La Depeche du Midi) Rodolphe Pete (Nice Matin), Dominique Pradalie (France 2), Cecile Claude (Le Courrier de Mantes) Phone +33 1 42 36 84 23 Email snj(at)snj(dot)fr Contact Person Olivier Da Lage at odalage(at)snj(dot)fr  Website www.snj.fr     Union Syndicale des Journalistes – CFDT Address 47-49 Avenue Simon Bolivar 75019 Paris France   Staff Secrétaire général : Frédéric Marion-Garcia (fmarion-garcia(at)f3c(dot)cfdt(dot)fr) Secrétaires généraux adjoints : Hakima Bounemoura, Richard Hecht (délégué à l’international) Christian Vincent (cfmvincent(at)aol(dot)com,…