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ECPMF fact-finding mission to Macedonia

April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
Skopje Skopje,

ECPMF, OBCT, SEEMO and EFJ are organising an important fact-finding mission to Skopje, Macedonia. The EFJ will be represented by its General Secretary Ricardo Gutiérrez. The mission will focus on the recent attacks/violence against journalists, which are, to our knowledge, often not investigated. There will be a press meeting to release a first statement on Friday, 28th, at 10am. Background information: IREX Media Sustainability Report (2017) on Macedonia: https://www.irex.org/sites/default/files/pdf/media-sustainability-index-europe-eurasia-2017-full.pdf (p. 63-76) FreedomHouse Report (2016) (https://freedomhouse.org/country/macedonia). CPJ article: https://cpj.org/blog/2017/04/in-macedonia-anti-press-rhetoric-leaves-journalist.php#more The 9 alerts on Macedonia submitted to the CoE Platform for the Protection of Journalism and the Safety of Journalists; The news on Macedonia…

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AJM-EFJ project “Journalists’ Network for Media Freedom in Macedonia”

April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
Skopje Skopje,

The EFJ General Secretary Ricardo Gutiérrez will attend several meetings in Skopje, Macedonia, in the framework of the AJM-EFJ project "Journalists' Network for Media Freedom in Macedonia".

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9:30 am

CPJ’s panel on emerging threats to journalists

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Rising populism in the U.S. and Europe, amid concerns over terrorism and migration, pose risks to press freedom in the West and beyond. Join the Committee to Protect Journalists for a look at the challenges journalists face in the changing environment for media in the U.S. and Europe, and the potential ramifications for journalists operating in repressive countries around the world. Advanced registration is not necessary. Panelists to include: Joel Simon, Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists Andrew Stroehlein, European Media Director, Human Rights Watch Shada Islam, Director of Policy, Friends of Europe Jean-Paul Marthoz, journalist, teacher and author of…

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