Projects

Ongoing experiences in project management include :

  • Turkey : #JournalismIsNotaCrime : https://europeanjournalists.org/projects/turkey-set-journalists-free/
  • Mapping media freedom in Europe : https://europeanjournalists.org/projects/mapping-and-defending-media-freedom-in-europe/
  • Building Strong Journalists Unions in Eastern Europe: https://europeanjournalists.org/projects/building-strong-journalists-unions-in-eastern-europe/
  • Advancing gender equality in media industries https://europeanjournalists.org/projects/advancing-gender-equality-in-media-industries/
  • European Media Literacy Toolkit for Newsrooms https://europeanjournalists.org/projects/european-media-literacy-toolkit-for-newsrooms/
  • IFJ-EFJ Regional Development Fund : https://europeanjournalists.org/projects/efj-regional-development-fund/
  • Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey : https://europeanjournalists.org/building-trust-in-media-in-south-east-europe-and-turkey/
  • Journalists’ network for media freedom in Macedonia https://europeanjournalists.org/past-projects-2/journalists-network-for-media-freedom-in-macedonia/
  • Building on experiences : a win-win approach to transnational industrial relations in multinational companies https://europeanjournalists.org/projects/building-on-experiences-a-win-win-approach-to-transnational-industrial-relations-in-multinational-companies/
  • openMedia, investigating press freedom https://europeanjournalists.org/openmedia-investigating-press-freedom/
  • Managing change in media https://europeanjournalists.org/managing-change-in-media/
  • Gender equality and diversity in the European audiovisual sector https://europeanjournalists.org/past-projects-2/gender-equality-and-diversity-in-the-european-audiovisual-sector/
  • Organising Turkey’s human rights based journalism fit for the digital age https://europeanjournalists.org/projects/organising-turkeys-human-rights-based-journalism-fit-for-the-digital-age/
  • Women’s Reporting Point https://europeanjournalists.org/campaigns/womens-reporting-point/

Actions

European elections: EFJ Manifesto endorsed by 118 candidates

Ahead of the European Elections taking place from 23 to 26 May, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), has launched a Manifesto for the revival of a free and pluralistic media in Europe. Up to now, 117 candidates from nine countries showed their support for EFJ’s demands concerning the following eight topics: Media pluralism Financial sustainability & the future of journalism Investigative journalism Collective bargaining and social protection for all workers Trust and accountability through ethical journalism Authors’ rights – Fair contracts for all Strong independent public service media Safety at work: no to impunity Some parties endorsed the Manifesto…

Magazine by young journalists looks into working conditions in Western Balkans & Turkey

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) published on 8 May 2019 a magazine focusing on journalists’ working conditions in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The contributors are six students in journalism from the region, winner of the 2019 Journalism Students Award. The first edition was organised by the journalists’ unions and associations in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH Journalists), Kosovo (AGK), Montenegro (TUMM), North Macedonia (SSNM), Serbia (SINOS) and Turkey (TGS), in partnership with the EFJ. The objective was to involve the young generation in the debate on working conditions in countries where journalists often face precariousness, insecurity and lack of…

Austria: Ibiza video scandal shows vital role of journalism 

The European Federation of Journalists joins its affiliate in Austria, the Journalists’ Union in the GPA-djp, to urge politicians – not only in Austria but throughout Europe – to keep hands off from the media. On 17 May, the German publications Der Spiegel and Süddeutsche Zeitung published a video that shows by now former Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Heinz-Christian Strache, the FPÖ leader, and his parliamentary leader, Johann Gudenus, talking to a woman – purporting to be the niece of a Russian oligarch – about how she could invest in Austria. During the  meeting  in Ibiza, the woman…

Turkey: International organisations condemn recent attacks against journalists

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) along with other 19 press freedom and freedom of expression organizations sent a joint letter on 16 May to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, calling for justice following the recent physical attacks against two journalists, Yavuz Selim Demirağ and İdris Özyol. The letter urges the government to publicly denounce these acts of violence and ensure journalist safety in the run-up to the mayoral elections in Istanbul set for 23 June 2019. May 16, 2019 Your Excellency, President Erdoğan We are writing to you to express our serious concern over the brutal attacks on journalists…

Greece: arson attack on CNN reporter Mina Karamitrou’s car

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined their affiliate, the Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers (JUADN), in condemning the arson attack on Greek investigative journalist Mina Karamitrou’s car. The car, parked in the Athens suburb Papagou outside Karamitrou’s home, was set on fire on 14 May 2019 at about 2:30 a.m. by a flammable liquid. According to local news reports nobody was injured. Karamitrou is a well known police reporter for CNN’s Greek edition. According to the Greek news website Skai, the police has opened an investigation on the case. Up to…

Journalist critical of the government severely beaten-up in Turkey

Turkish Journalist Yavuz Selim Demirag was violently attacked by a group of unidentified men armed with baseball bats on May 10 in Ankara. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) strongly condemn the aggression and urge the authorities to protect press freedom. Yavuz, a critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and supporter of an opposition party, was attacked after appearing on a TV Show on Friday night. He was immediately sent to the hospital, his newspaper The Yenicag said. His life is not in danger, however. The assault happened in a context of growing…