European Federation of Journalists

Seminar: “New EU Copyright Law: How to get a fair share for journalists?”

The EFJ is organising with AJP and VVJ, on 19-20 March, a seminar to discuss the implementation of the new copyright directive, with a focus on articles 15 and 17, authors’ remuneration and the transparency provisions necessary to implement them. This workshop is part of the EFJ project ‘‘Trust in quality journalism’’ which is co-financed by the European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion programme. The workshop is hosted by the Professional Journalists’ Association of Belgium (AJP/VVJ).  

Call for respect for press freedom and journalistic independence in Europe

At the conference it is organising in Paris on 6 December, the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) joined forces with other organisations defending press freedom to call on European institutions and governments to adopt effective measures to protect the Fourth estate for the sake of democracy. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) joined the call, emphasising the need to avoid any procedure for certification or labelling of the media, on the pretext of combating misinformation, and the importance of supporting the International Convention on the Safety and Independence of Journalists and Other Media Professionals proposed by the International Federation of…

EFJ calls on EU to enhance protection for journalists

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has participated today at the European Parliament in the workshops and the conference ‘Risking everything to uphold EU values and democracy: protecting journalists in the EU’, organised by Renew Europe Group and Romanian MEP Ramona Strugariu. During the conference, MEP Sophie in’t Veld said that the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia had a significant role and importance. She stated that Malta will only be able to regain press freedom with the end of impunity for the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Daphne’s son, Matthew Caruana Galizia, made a tribute to her work and…

Renew Europe event “Protecting journalists in the EU”

The Renew Europe event “Risking everything to uphold EU values and democracy: protecting journalists in the EU” will take place in the European Parliament on October 17th, 2019 from 10h to 13h30. The event is dedicated to the protection and support of independent media and investigative journalists. This initiative aims to be the start of a close collaboration between the legislators and independent journalists taking the shape of two initial workshops, where journalists and civil society partners can meet and discuss their necessities in areas such as future EU legislation, future financing mechanisms or other connected topics. The workshops “Creating…

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