European Federation of Journalists

Internet Freedom Conference: the role and responsibilities of internet intermediaries

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe enjoy overlapping geographical remits: the 47 member States of the Council of Europe are also amongst the 57 participating States of the OSCE. Both organisations promote an understanding of internet freedom that is rooted in the international obligations and responsibilities of their respective participating and member States, particularly those drawn from the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”), the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) and the OSCE commitments as well as other relevant standards. According to the standards of both organisations, states should…

RightsCon Brussels

Access Now is proud to bring you the sixth installment of RightsCon, the world’s leading event on the future of the internet. Together we are shaping the global conversation about how to keep the internet open, free, and secure.RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016,brought together more than 1,100 attendees from 84 countries and more than 500 organizations. This upcoming March in Brussels, Belgium we’re gathering the global digital rights community in the heart of European politics and policymaking to host our most impactful RightsCon yet. This year’s program themes will include: Freedom of Expression: circumvention, the latest in media and journalism, internet…

Turkey: IFJ and EFJ welcome the counter-censorship website “engellenemez.org”

Article 19, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) today reported to the Council of Europe Platform to promote the protection of journalism the new wave of censorship targeting certain media outlets’ websites in Turkey (read our submission here). On 25 July 2015, the Ankara Gölbaşı Penal Court of Peace ruled to block 96 Kurdish websites in Turkey, many of which were news websites, after receiving a complaint from the Turkish Communications Authority that the websites were spreading terrorist propaganda. Among the blocked news websites were ANF (Ajansa Nûçeyan a…