VII Jornadas sobre Inmigración e Integración en el País Vasco – Populismos y actitudes hacia la inmigración

Jueves 16 noviembre 09:00-9:30. Inauguración de las jornadas 09:30-11:30. Ponencias Marco: populismo, xenofobia y nuevo racismo. José María Ridao Laurent Bonelli: Populismos e incitación al odio en Francia 11:30-12:00 Café 12:00-14:00. Mesa redonda: Libertad de expresión e incitación al odio: Aspectos jurídicos y mediáticos Ponente…Fiscal/Juez.- Libertad de expresión, Populismos e Incitación al Odio: Regulación y Jurisprudencia Ponente Periodista.-Ética profesional y proyección de los discursos populistas de Incitación al Odio 14:00h – 16:00h Comida Viernes 17 noviembre 09:00- 11:00H Actitudes hacia la inmigración. Europa, España y Euskadi Maria Ángeles Cea D´Ancona. Actitudes hacia la inmigración Evolución y tendencias en Europa y…

Baltasar Garzon defending the arrested Swedish-Turkish journalist in Spain

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) welcomes the decision of Baltasar Garzón, a former member of Spain’s National High Court (Audiencia Nacional) to take a pro bono defense of the Swedish-Turkish journalist Hamza Yalçin currently detained in Barcelona and pending extradition by an Interpol order issued by Turkey. The International Baltasar Garzón Foundation (Fibgar) represents Hamza Yalçin through the ILOCAD law firm, runned by the magistrate, who considers that the detention violates the journalist’s rights. Hamza Yalçin, 59, a journalist citizen of Sweden, is being held in custody in Spain after being arrested on 3 August at the Barcelona airport in compliance with an…

Spain must release Swedish-Turkish journalist #HamzaYalçin!

UPDATE (24/08/2017):  Hamza Yalçin publishes letter in El Periodico criticising his arrest in Spain The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) together with its affiliates in Spain and Sweden have strongly condemned the continued imprisonment of Swedish-Turkish journalist Hamza Yalçin by Spanish authorities since 3 August 2017. “It turns out that Tayyip Erdogan declared me a terrorist because I have written and spoken against him and he warned Interpol to capture me and deliver me. The Spanish authorities, therefore, detained me and imprisoned me. I would hope that the Government of Sweden, a country to which I came…

Jornadas del SPA-FeSP – V Congreso

Jornadas abiertas a la profesión V CONGRESO DEL SINDICATO DE PERIODISTAS DE ANDALUCIA, SPA-FeSP ‘Pequeñas historias y grandes explicaciones’ Rectorado de la Universidad de Málaga, 2 y 3 de junio, 2017 PROGRAMA PROVISIONAL VIERNES 2 DE JUNIO DE 2017 16:30/ Recepción e inscripciones. 17:00/ Apertura. – Antonio García Galindo. Vicerrector de Política Institucional de la Universidad de Málaga. – Inmaculada Postigo Gómez. Decana Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación de la Universidad de Málaga. – Lola Fernández Palenzuela. Secretaria General del Sindicato de Periodistas de Andalucía (SPA-FeSP), miembro de la Comisión de Género de la Federación Internacional de Periodistas (FIP).…

Conference “Libertad de expresion, discurso y delitos de odio”

LIBERTAD DE EXPRESIÓN, DISCURSO Y DELITOS DE ODIO: UN DIÁLOGO ENTRE MEDIOS, SOCIEDAD CIVIL Y POLICÍA. Participan: Ricardo Gutiérrez – Federación Europea de Periodistas (EFJ). Secretario General. Aitor Larrea Negro – Jefe de Sección de Derechos de la Ciudadanía y Seguridad Pública. Secretaría General de la Ertzaintza. Anaitze Agirre Larreta – Observatorio de la Diversidad. Mugak – SOS Racismo. Edna Giménez Suárez – Proyecto TOGETHER! SOS Racismo Gipuzkoa. EU Project Together Fighting Against Hate Crimes mesaredonda11oct

A true democracy cannot function without a public broadcaster

Comisiones Obreras (FSC-CCOO), one of the EFJ affiliates in Spain, just launched a campaign in defense of public broadcasting. “Public broadcasting is under attack in Europe. Political and economic decision makers are questioning its credibility and even its existence. People should not forget the function of public broadcasting: to ensure public opinion is based on truthful, plural and independent information.” Here is the video of the FSC-CCOO campaign (subtitled in English):

Growing concerns over the disappearance of three Spanish journalists in Syria

Alongside their Spanish affiliates, the Federation of Journalists Unions (FeSP), the Spanish Press Federations of Journalists Associations (FAPE) and Periodistas de CCOO (FSC-CCOO),  the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), express their concern over the missing of three Spanish freelance journalists in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. FAPE President Elsa Gonzalez told media that José Manuel López, Antonio Pampliega and Ángel Sastre entered Syria from Turkey on July 10 and were last heard from on July 12. The three journalists were reporting from the northwestern Aleppo region, a city divided between rebel…

Journalists face restrictions as Spain enacts gag law

Journalists and photographers will face a new wave of restrictions on their work as the Spanish government enacted the controversial public security law (also known as gag law or “Ley Mordaza” in Spanish) on 1 July, warned the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), who have joined their Spanish affiliates FAPE, FeSP, FSC-CC.OO. and ELA-Gizalan in calling for repeal of the law.  The Public Security Law makes a criminal offence “any unauthorised use of images or personal as well as professional data concerning police officers which may put at risk the safety of the…

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