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EFJ Focus April 2016

The EFJ newsletter, EFJ Focus, is available in English and in French.   EDITORIAL Building stronger unions and quality journalism No one will doubt the importance of high quality journalism in a democratic society especially with recent revelations from the investigative reporting of the ‘‘Panama Papers’’ and ‘‘LuxLeaks’’. The revelations reaffirm that independent and quality journalism is a prerequisite and a fundamental pillar for democracy. This is why we need investment in journalism in order to allow journalists to do their job in an environment media freedom, decent working conditions and authors’ rights are respected. This will be the main topic…

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EFJ Focus March 2016

The EFJ newsletter, EFJ Focus, is available in English and German.   EDITORIAL Media freedom under attacks In Turkey, local journalists are being put in prison while foreign journalists are being deported. Meanwhile, Poland changed its media law giving more power to the government and parliament. These attacks on media freedom are being recorded by the Council of Europe (CoE) Platform on the protection and safety of journalists. In the past year, the CoE has recorded 125 alerts on media violations. Therefore, it is important to bring this issue on the top of the European agenda. In February, a Danish…

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Focus : Positive steps in promoting professional rights of journalists

2015 has been a year for the EFJ to focus on core union work. We have achieved positive steps in promoting professional rights of journalists and jobs in journalism, developing union recruitment strategies and enforcing the safety of journalists. READ MORE   Having trouble viewing this email? View this email in your browser   18 December 2015       EDITORIAL    2015 has been a year for the EFJ to focus on core union work. We have achieved positive steps in promoting professional rights of journalists and jobs in journalism, developing union recruitment strategies and enforcing the safety of journalists. On…

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EFJ Focus, November 2015

EDITORIAL BY MOGENS BLICHER BJERREGARD, EFJ PRESIDENT The EFJ newsletter, EFJ Focus, is available in English, French and German. Labour rights in South Eastern Europe All evidence shows that strong unions and labour rights are prerequisites for journalists to guarantee quality journalism. This is the message I delivered in a high-level European conference (see below) on  media freedom in Western Balkans and Turkey on 4 November in Brussels. I stressed the importance of journalists’ labour rights, capacity building of journalists’ organisations and a long-term action plan to improve the working conditions of journalists and achieve media freedom in the region. The European Commissioner…

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EFJ FOCUS, September 2015

EDITORIAL BY MOGENS BLICHER BJERREGARD, EFJ PRESIDENT The EFJ newsletter, EFJ Focus, is available in English, French and German. Online harassment, abuse or threat targeting at female journalists was on top of the agenda at an expert meeting organised by Dunja Mijatović, Representative on Freedom of the Media of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) on 17 September in Vienna. Experts including media professionals, organisation leaders and government representatives spoke out against online harassment and violence faced by female journalists. The meeting was also a wake-up call that it is time for the journalist community to tackle the problem.…

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EFJ Focus June 2015

Editorial  “Medal” for Azerbaijan for being leading jailer of journalists Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, EFJ President As the host of the first European Games, Azerbaijan has certainly won the “medal”, even before the opening of the game, for its reputation as one of the leading jailers of journalists and its hostile treatments towards journalists and media. While local journalists are being put behind bars for their critical voices, many foreign journalists are barred from entering the country to report about the Games. The press freedom situation is at its worst on record when Azerbaijan ordered to shut down the office of…

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EFJ Focus, May 2015

The EFJ newsletter, EFJ Focus, is available in English and German. Editorial by Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, EFJ President Union capacity building is now on top of the EU agenda when it comes to media development. On 20 May, I attended the first Eastern Partnership Media Conference in Riga, Latvia, where the main topic focused on how to strengthen free and independent media in Eastern Europe and neighbouring countries. Opening the conference, the representative of the Latvian presidency, Dunja Mijatovic (OSCE) and Nils Muiznieks (Council of Europe) re-affirmed their commitment to media freedom. They highlighted the importance of creating a pluralistic and independent…

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EFJ FOCUS, April 2015

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EFJ FOCUS, December 2014

The new issue of the EFJ Focus is now available in English. The German and the French version will soon be available.   To subscribe, simply click HERE. If you missed the previous issues, see our archives. (Photo Credit : Zaman UK Newspaper)

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EFJ Focus, 9 October 2014

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EFJ Focus, 28 July 2014

  table.mcnFollowContent {width:100% !important;} table.mcnShareContent {width:100% !important;}     Having trouble viewing this email? View this email in your browser Share Tweet Forward to Friend 28 July 2014 EDITORIAL Juncker’s Policies – What’s Missing?  The Luxembourger, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, has finally taken the job as the European Commission chief. Mr Juncker’s appointment as the social conservative candidate marks a turning point since the last Commission led by the centre-right party leader Mr. José Manuel Barroso. The European Union seems to have rekindled its social model. Allied with the Socialists and Liberals, Mr. Junker has made many promises. He has declared his intention to…

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EFJ FOCUS 16 June 2014

  table.mcnFollowContent {width:100% !important;} table.mcnShareContent {width:100% !important;}     Having trouble viewing this email? View this email in your browser Share Tweet Forward to Friend 16 June 2014 EDITORIAL Putting Media Pluralism on EU agenda Over 200 candidates for the European Elections have endorsed our Manifesto calling for media freedom and pluralism in Europe.  Now some of them have been elected to serve the citizens for the next five years, they shall keep their promises by putting media pluralism at the heart of the EU agenda because Europe’s democracy relies on independent and pluralistic journalism. The new European Parliament and…

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EFJ Focus, 30 April 2014

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EFJ FOCUS, 11 March 2014

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EFJ Focus 18 January 2014

The January issue of the EFJ Focus is now available in English, German and French. Got a smartphone? Scan the QR code and read the Focus while you are on the move! To subscribe, simply click HERE. If you missed the previous issues, see our archives.  

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EFJ FOCUS, 23 December 2013

The 23 December 2013 issue of the EFJ Focus is now available in English, German. Got a smartphone? Scan the QR code and read the Focus while you are on the move! To subscribe, simply click HERE. If you missed the previous issues, see our archives.

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EFJ FOCUS, 29 November 2013

The 29 November 2013 issue of the EFJ Focus is now available in English,German and French. Got a smartphone? Scan the QR code and read the Focus while you are on the move! To subscribe, simply click HERE. If you missed the previous issues, see our archives.

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EFJ Focus, 25 October 2013

The 25 October 2013 issue of the EFJ Focus is now available in English, German and French. Got a smartphone? Scan the QR code and read the Focus while you are on the move! To subscribe, simply click HERE. If you missed the previous issues, see our archives.  

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EFJ Focus, 2 October 2013

The 2 October 2013 issue of the EFJ Focus is now available in English, French, and German.   To subscribe, simply click HERE. If you missed the previous issues, see our archives.  

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EFJ Focus, 10 September 2013

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EFJ Focus, 28 June 2013

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EFJ Focus, 31 May 2013

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EFJ Focus, 10 May 2013

The new issue of the EFJ Focus is available in English, French, and German now. Got a smartphone? Scan the QR code and read the Focus while you are on the move! To subscribe, simply click HERE. If you missed the previous issues, see our archives.

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EFJ Focus, 15 April 2013

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EFJ Focus, 13 March 2013

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EFJ Focus February 2013

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