Press Conference: Freelance Journalism in Belarus | 18 September

The latest developments in Belarus raise strong concerns on media freedom and journalists’ working conditions. New updates to the National Media Law now prohibits journalists from contributing to any foreign media, as one of many restrictions introduced in June 2018. Cases such as “BelTA” case, increasing arrests, surveillance, libels and fines against editors and journalists are becoming a part of everyday working conditions in Belarus. The European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ-IFJ) and the Belarus Association of Journalists (BAJ) invite you to a press conference to discuss the increasing threats against freelance journalists and state of media freedom in Belarus with journalists, experiencing the situation first hand. Speakers: Larysa Shchyrakova, a…

Turkey’s failed coup: implications for journalists, unionists and human rights activists

The European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ-IFJ) invite you for a press briefing on “Turkey’s failed coup: implications for journalists, unionists and human rights activists”, with Sanar Yurdatapan, Initiative for Freedom of Expression-Turkey and moderated by Mehmet Koksal (EFJ-IFJ). It will take place on Monday 12 September from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Press Club Brussels, 95 rue Froissard, in Brussels. Şanar Yurdatapan is a composer and human rights activist. Born in Susurluk (Turkey) in 1941, he became well-known as a composer and song-writer during the 1970s.  In 1979, he established DEMAR (Democratic Artists Community).  Following the military coup of 1980, he left…