Europäische Journalisten Föderation

Trotz getöteter Journalisten: Kritischer Journalismus in Russland ist nicht tot!

 Stellvertretende BJV-Vorsitzende Hilde Stadler über die Medientagung in Moskau der EJF, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Russian Union of Journalists und (finanzieller) Unterstütztung  der Europäischen Union siehe http://www.bjv.de/news/trotz-getoeteter-journalisten-kritischer-journalismus-russland-nicht-tot Moskau/München, 20.12.2016 Mitten aus dem Leben gerissen, weil sie Missstände aufgedeckt hatten, zu kritisch und unbeugsam waren: 360 Journalisten sind in Russland seit 1990 ums Leben gekommen, oft unter ungeklärten Umständen und ohne dass die Täter verurteilt wurden. Es wurde still im „Dom Journalistow“ (Haus der Journalisten) in Moskau, als die Teilnehmer der Internationalen Medienkonferenz ihrer getöteten KollegInnen gedachten. Deren Porträts waren als Fotogalerie ausgestellt. Darunter auch Anna Politkovskaya, Investigativreporterin der Tageszeitung Novaya…

EFJ urges Russian authorities to halt advertising law on media

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has joined the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) today to demand the Russian authorities to halt the advertising law entering into force on 1 January 2015 and prevent the closure of independent broadcaster TV-2. The new law that has been approved by President Vladimir Putin will affect many independent Russian television channels by stripping them off their main source of income – advertising revenues. “The new law will lead to many closures of media organisations, in particular small and medium-size independent media companies,” warns Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, EFJ President, “This will lead to a…

Russian authorities evict independent TV channel from premises

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the Russian Union of Journalists  (RUJ) today have condemned the Russian authorities for forcing the independent TV channel, TV Dozhd, out from its premises in Moscow. According to the EFJ affiliate, RUJ, this is the second time in a few months thatTV Dozhd has been evicted from its premises due to its critical reporting on the authorities and political figures. Earlier this year, TV Dozhd was forced off the air when it was dropped from the schedules of several Russian cable TV services. It is considered as the last independent voice broadcasting on a public frequency in Russia.…

Moscow – the unexpected journey

The Swiss journalist and writer, Roman Berger, recalled his journey to Moscow at the EFJ Annual Meeting and the struggle for journalists and their unions to be independent in a country like Russia where the state controls everything. “Moscow is not a media desert with only pro-government media” – this is Berger’s conclusion. By Roman Berger   The delegate from Estonia has summed up the reason of his presence at the EFJ Annual Meeting: „Only when I found out after my research that the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) is a critical organisation, my union was willing to send me…

Solidarity with Russian Journalists to Remember Fallen Colleagues

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have sent a message of solidarity and support to their affiliate, the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ), as it prepares for its annual solidarity event to remember fallen colleagues. Tomorrow, Sunday, 8 September, RUJ leaders and members, as well as many journalists and writers, will unite for the International Journalists‘ Solidarity Day in Moscow, a powerful day of demonstrations and events to commemorate colleagues who have been killed, stand up for freedom of expression and strengthen solidarity in their struggle to combat impunity against journalists in Russia.…