UNS demands investigation into missing and murdered journalists in Kosovo

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo, Metohija (DNKiM) and the Journalists’ Association of Serbia (UNS, member of the European Federation of Journalists) support the work of the United Nations’ Human Rights Advisory Panel in Pristina and request from UNMIK, EULEX and the Pristina institutions to comply with the recommendations of the Panel, conduct investigations of the murdered and missing persons, take the perpetrators to justice and fairly compensate families of the victims. DNKiM and UNS would like to draw attention that omissions in the police and judicial work of UNMIK and drastic violations of the European Convention on Human Rights…

Charlie Hebdo: Free speech under attack

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 is the darkest day in journalism in Europe. The brutal attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris was also an attack on all of us. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, friends and colleagues. It is hard to believe that such a horror could happen in Europe. The attack confirms that we must continue to safeguard and defend freedom of expression and press freedom as the fundamental pillars of our democracy. This was a direct attack on our freedom and the fundamental values that we hold dearly in our societies. The attack…

#JESUISCHARLIE: To Publish or Not To Publish, That is the Question

The European Federation of Journalists, in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)  and the European Newspaper Publishers Association (ENPA), will organised a lunch debate on freedom of speech and the media in the wake of the Paris shooting at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. We will discuss how journalists and media should feed the debate, and discuss the conditions needed for them to work freely. Social cohesion, media independence, ethical codes, self-regulation and editorial lines are at stake when dealing with highly sensitive and emotional subjects. How can journalists express their opinions, inform and capture the mood of their…

Charlie Hebdo Solidarity : Call for Donation

In collaboration with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the French journalists’ unions SNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT-Journalistes have opened a bank account to help the families of journalists who were killed during the attack to Charlie Hebdo, last Wednesday. Below you will find all the bank data for us to exercise the core mission of our international work: solidarity to journalists in all their needs.   SOLIDARITE CHARLIE HEBDO IBAN FR76 3006 6106 7100 0103 3550 376 BIC (Swift): CMCIFRPP Mention: « Je suis Charlie »   Many thanks for your solidarity. The IFJ, the EFJ, SNJ,…

Azerbaijani journalists received 15% pay rise in 2014

According to a recent survey publish by the EFJ affiliate, the Journalists’ Trade Union of Azerbaijan (JuHI), the general working and social conditions for journalists have improved significantly with an average increase of 15% in their pay. However, the conditions for journalists working in regional media remains low as the increase is only for journalists working for national media. The survey has asked 100 journalists from 25 national newspapers, 5 news agencies, 5 news portals,  10 weekly newspapers (7 regional, 3 national), 5 TV Channels (3 regional and 2 national), about their pay conditions, contractual relationship, social and health insurance…

Freedom march requires an urgent political response

There were more than a million of supporters last Sunday on the streets of Paris. Citizens of all backgrounds and beliefs came together to defend freedom of expression, following the terrorist attack that killed 17 people in France and  destroyed the whole team of the satirical weekly “Charlie Hebdo” on Wednesday 7 January. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), and their French affiliates, SNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT-Journalists were leading the march behind a banner, alongside with EFJ affiliates from United Kingdom and Ireland (NUJ), Italy (FNSI), Spain (FAPE and FeSP), Belgium (AJP), the Netherlands…

SC candidate 2016 Nadezda AZGIKHINA

  CV Graduated from Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism. PhD in journalism, Moscow State University. Worked in ” Ogonyok” national  magazine, symbol of Gorbachov perestroyka, “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” (Independent). Since 2003- executive Secretary of Russian Union of Journalists. Member of Russian PEN, member of Union of Russian Writers, co-founder of Association of Women Journalists and International women’s magazine ” We/Myi”. In 2013 elected Vice president of EFJ. Participant of number of International  projects and programs on gender, human rights, safety of journalists  and freedom of expression under UNESCO, UN, OSCE umbrella. In 2014-2016- Russian coordinator of  Dialogue of professional organizations of…

#JeSuisCharlie photos, videos and tributes: journalists stand in solidarity

This story is developing. We will continue to update it as we gather more information. Meanwhile, we are gathering solidarity messages sent from jounalists, journalists’ unions, NGOs and supporters in Europe and around the world. Read and send your solidarity message at the commentary box of this post at the bottom of this page. Updates: Brussels’ press corps pays tribute to Charlie Hebdo journalists. See video from Belga : #JeSuisCharlie in Thessaloníki. @EFJEUROPE attends. pic.twitter.com/3AZ5MmCdOl — Yannis Kotsifos (@YannisKotsifos) January 8, 2015 08/01/2014: In this video, Belgian cartoonists (Kroll, Cécile Bertrand, Sondron, Marec, Samuel, Dubus,…) were joined by AGJPB-ABVV (Journalists…

Charlie Hebdo in Paris, IFJ and EFJ in Solidarity with French Journalists

Solidarité avec les proches des victimes. Minute de silence devant le siège de #CharlieHebdo #NousSommesCharlie pic.twitter.com/Z5oKrMbQEx" — SNJ (@SNJ_national) January 8, 2015   This Thursday at noon, several hundred journalists and citizens gathered in front of the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo, at the invitation of SNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT, the three journalists unions affiliated to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ). Addressing the crowd, Anthony Bellanger, Deputy General Secretary of the IFJ said, “We are gathered here to pay tribute to our colleagues in Charlie Hebdo who were killed on Wednesday. We…