The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is the largest organisation of journalists in Europe, representing over 320,000 journalists in 71 journalists’ organisations across 43 countries. The EFJ fights for social and professional rights of journalists working in all sectors of the media across Europe through strong trade unions and associations. The EFJ promotes and defends the rights to freedom of expression and information as guaranteed by Article 10 of the European convention on human rights. The EFJ supports its affiliates to foster trade union development, to recruit new members, and to maintain or create environments in which quality, journalistic independence, pluralism, public service values, and decent work in the media can exist.
ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Freedom of expression is an international human rights organisation that works globally to promote and protect freedom of expression and information. It was founded in 1987 and has an international office in London and regional offices in Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, Senegal, Tunisia and Myanmar. ARTICLE 19 advocates for the development of progressive standards on freedom of expression and access to information at the international level, and their implementation in national legal systems. ARTICLE 19 has been working on freedom of expression and equality since its foundation, advocating that both are mutually supporting and reinforcing human rights, whose realisation is essential for the enjoyment and protection of all human rights. We believe that it is only when coordinated and focused action is taken to promote both freedom of expression and equality that either can effectively be realised.
The Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) is a Croatian association based in Zagreb aimed at promoting freedom of the press and free speech in journalism. The association was founded in December 1910 and has over 3,000 members. It arranges debates on current topics and hands out annual prizes for excellence in journalism. The association is a member of the European Federation of Journalists.
Founded in 2004, Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) represents networks, national federations and projects active within the Third Media Sector sector at the European level. CMFE supports community media in maintaining a clearly distinct identity alongside the national public service and private commercial media, at a moment when freedom of expression and free access to information are increasingly endangered by the consequences of concentration in the media field.CMFE has an observer status with the Steering Committee on the Media and Information Society (CDMSI) of the Council of Europe and is part of the CoE International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGO) Conference. Currently, CMFE has 103 members (of which 28 are National Federations) from 26 European countries. According to the CMFE 2012 mapping, a total of 2237 community radio stations and 521 community television stations are active across Europe.
Contact: Nadia Bellardi, mediaagainsthate(at)cmfe(dot)eu
COMMIT was founded in 2010 and works to extend and improve further training for community media practitioners in Austria and in Europe. COMMIT organises trainings and develops concepts for further education in the field of community media and adult learning. COMMIT works towards professionalization and formal recognition of community media training and of the acquired skills. Organisational members of COMMIT are the community radio and community TVs in Austria, personal members are expert from the connected scientific fields. COMMIT runs its operations mainly based on funding from the Austrian non-commercial broadcasting fund and project support from the Ministry of Education and EU-Programmes.
Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE) is a non-profit association established in 1983 and recognised in 1984 as non-governmental Organisation (NGO) by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by the European Union. Cospe is active in the international cooperation field in about 30 Developing Countries, implementing approximately 100 projects all over the world. In Italy and in Europe COSPE promotes fair and sustainable development, global citizenship, intercultural dialogue and human rights, realising Development Education programs and activities, rising public awareness among students, citizens, media and institutions.
The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is an international organisation entirely devoted to working with the media to prevent conflict through improving reporting on race, ethnicity, religion, human rights and other diversity issues which can cause disputes/conflicts at the local, national, regional or international level. Over the last 19 years MDI has worked in Western, Eastern, and South East Europe, the former Soviet States, West Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. MDI promotes responsible journalism as a means to improve inter-community relations, increase tolerance, and encourage dialogue among individuals and groups coming from different cultural, ethnic, or religious backgrounds. We work with journalism academics and students, media decision makers and reporters, as well as with CSOs specialised in diversity issues.