European Federation of Journalists

Spain: EFJ/IFJ back RTVE’s decision not to broadcast football Super Cup in Saudi Arabia

The European and International Federation of Journalists (EFJ/IFJ) strongly support the decision of the Spanish Radio and Television Public Service (RTVE) to not broadcast the matches of the football Spanish Super Cup that will be held in Saudi Arabia next January. The competition, organised by the Spanish Federation of Football, is a national trophy that will be played abroad. The EFJ and the IFJ joined the Spanish affiliates Federacion de Asociaciones de la Prensa Espanola (FAPE), Federacion de Sindicatos de Periodistas (FeSP) and Federacion de Servicios a la Ciudadania de CC.OO (FSC-CC.OO) in backing the public broadcaster to not give…

Catalonia protests: Without journalism, there is no democracy

The political conflict between Catalonia and Spain has reached its most critical point with a week of protests against the sentence that condemned Catalan leaders between 9 and 13 years of prison. Some of the demonstrations have turned into a scenario of violence between protesters and police officers. The journalists, in between, are suffering the consequences of this confrontation: 59 journalists had been injured as for today (65 according to Mèdia.cat, but some of them are still unidentified), some of the reporters have been held in custody and informing about the situation is becoming more and more difficult. The European…

Spain: Police seized journalists’ documentation and devices in relation to corruption case

Spanish police officers raided the headquarters of Spanish news agency Europa Press and newspaper Diario de Mallorca, on 11 December, to confiscate documents and personal devices of several journalists. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) joined their Spanish affiliates, FeSP, FAPE and CCOO, in condemning the police operation, which is a serious violation of the right of journalists to protect their sources. This right is a fundamental pillar of press freedom and is protected by the 20th article of the Spanish Constitution. Its violation is an attack on the free exercise of journalism. According to Europa…

Spain: Photojournalist Jordi Borrás attacked in Barcelona

The European and International Federation of Journalists (EFJ/IFJ) joined their Spanish affiliates in condemning the physical attack against photojournalist Jordi Borrás on 16 July after his coverage of a political event in Barcelona. Both Federations demand an immediate investigation on the attack and hold the aggressor accountable. According to the Federación de Sindicatos de Periodistas (FeSP) statement, the photojournalist, working for the newspaper El Món, was walking through Barcelona’s city center after a political event, when a man recognised him and approached him shouting “viva Franco” and “viva España”. Then, the man assaulted the photojournalist and punched him in the face. Borrás…

FeSP Congress

La FeSP debatirá en su congreso propuestas para los periodistas más precarios La Federación pide a los políticos cambios en las leyes para impedir sentencias contra la libertad de expresión, la creación artística y la sátira. Al mismo tiempo se congratula del éxito de las manifestaciones contra la ‘Ley Mordaza’, por las pensiones públicas y por la igualdad de género. La Federación de Sindicatos de Periodistas (FeSP) va a celebrar su 4º congreso ordinario el próximo 5 de mayo de 2018, en el que analizará y planteará propuestas para uno de los problemas más graves del ya muy deteriorado sector…

#Newsocracy III – La concentración de medios en España y Europa

#newsocracy III brings together policy makers, academics, journalists, citizens and existing initiatives for transparency of media ownership structures to discuss media ownership concentration in Europe and Spain. The event is hosted by the ECPMF, PDLI and OBCT. —————– El European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), la Plataforma en Defensa de la Libertad de Información (PDLI) y el Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT), te invitan a #NEWSOCRACY III, la jornada sobre concentración mediática en Europa que reunirá a políticos, académicos, periodistas e iniciativas por la transparencia en la propiedad de los medios. Discutiremos sobre acontecimientos recientes, los peligros de la situación actual y posibles soluciones. Visita la web…

Jornadas del SPA-FeSP – V Congreso

Jornadas abiertas a la profesión V CONGRESO DEL SINDICATO DE PERIODISTAS DE ANDALUCIA, SPA-FeSP ‘Pequeñas historias y grandes explicaciones’ Rectorado de la Universidad de Málaga, 2 y 3 de junio, 2017 PROGRAMA PROVISIONAL VIERNES 2 DE JUNIO DE 2017 16:30/ Recepción e inscripciones. 17:00/ Apertura. – Antonio García Galindo. Vicerrector de Política Institucional de la Universidad de Málaga. – Inmaculada Postigo Gómez. Decana Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación de la Universidad de Málaga. – Lola Fernández Palenzuela. Secretaria General del Sindicato de Periodistas de Andalucía (SPA-FeSP), miembro de la Comisión de Género de la Federación Internacional de Periodistas (FIP).…

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