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…

EFJ-ETUI delivered first training on union leadership

Twenty-five trade union representatives from 20 European countries attended a two-day training organised by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), on 21-22 February in Barcelona, Spain. The Spanish union FSC-CCOO, one of the EFJ affiliates in Spain, hosted the worshop. Participants – whether they are current, future or potential union leaders – were asked to reflect on how to build and lead a more inclusive and diverse journalists’ trade union. Inclusive meaning diversity in profiles within it, but also innovative ways to support current forms of journalism and mobilise new categories of journalists.…

#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…

A true democracy cannot function without a public broadcaster

Comisiones Obreras (FSC-CCOO), one of the EFJ affiliates in Spain, just launched a campaign in defense of public broadcasting. “Public broadcasting is under attack in Europe. Political and economic decision makers are questioning its credibility and even its existence. People should not forget the function of public broadcasting: to ensure public opinion is based on truthful, plural and independent information.” Here is the video of the FSC-CCOO campaign (subtitled in English):

Growing concerns over the disappearance of three Spanish journalists in Syria

Alongside their Spanish affiliates, the Federation of Journalists Unions (FeSP), the Spanish Press Federations of Journalists Associations (FAPE) and Periodistas de CCOO (FSC-CCOO),  the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), express their concern over the missing of three Spanish freelance journalists in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. FAPE President Elsa Gonzalez told media that José Manuel López, Antonio Pampliega and Ángel Sastre entered Syria from Turkey on July 10 and were last heard from on July 12. The three journalists were reporting from the northwestern Aleppo region, a city divided between rebel…

Rights&Jobs

EFJ kicks off “Rights and jobs in journalism” project

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) kicked off a two-year project “Rights and jobs in journalism” in a preparatory meeting held in Brussels with project partners. The project’s steering committee and representatives from four partner organisations (Trade Union of Croatian Journalists, Slovenian Association of Journalists, Federacion de servicios a la ciudadania de CC.OO, Danish Union of Journalists) discussed what measures can be taken to improve the capacity of unions in protecting the professional rights of journalists and reaching out to new members. Louise Theil, the recruitment officer of the Danish Journalists’ Union presented its recruitment strategy to the participants and…

Spain

      FEDERACION DE ASOCIACIONES DE LA PRENSA ESPANOLA (FAPE) Address María de Molina, 50 – 2° planta 28006 Madrid Spain Staff President: Elsa Gonzalez Secretario General: Jesús Picatoste Relaciones internacionales: Luís Menéndez (internacional@fape.es) Phone +34 91 360 5824 Email fape@fape.es Website www.fape.es     FEDERACION DE SINDICATOS DE PERIODISTAS (FeSP) Address C. Roger de Llúria, 5 5° 1ª 08010 Barcelona Spain Staff Secretario General: Agustín Yanel, yanel.agustin(at)gmail(dot)com Vicesecretaria General y Secretaria de Comunicación: Lola Fernandez Palenzuela, lpalenz(at)yahoo(dot)es Interlocutora de los asuntos FEP y FIP: Elena Tarifa, etarifa73(at)gmail(dot)com Secretario de Organización: Francesc Rafols, quico(at)rafols(dot)net Phone +34-93 412 7763 Email spc(at)sindicatperiodistes(dot)cat Contact Person Secretario…