European Federation of Journalists

European journalists stand in solidarity with US journalists

At this time of an unprecedented assault on the free press of the United States by the Trump administration, the European Federation of Journalists stands in solidarity with US journalists as they do their crucial work. Yesterday, 16th August 2018, around 350 American newspapers published coordinated editorial responses to President Donald J. Trump’s repeated attacks on free media. Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (Reuters Institute) commented for the European Journalism Observatory that “Trump professes a strong dislike for much of the media, labelling those who have the temerity to offer anything other than unconditional support “the enemy of the American people”, and…

Seminar Policy Making at EU Level – Populism vs. Democracy

MEP Paulo Rangel, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group, and the Institute for Political Studies of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in association with Europaeum are organising a seminar on “Policy Making at EU Level”, taking place at the European Parliament, Brussels, between March 19th and March 21th. This is a joint effort to link academic and policy institutions, contributing to a better understanding of the process of preparation and discussion of European Union policies, engaging in a lively debate among scholars, students, policy makers and opinion leaders. The EFJ GS Ricardo Gutiérrez will participate on Panel 5 “Populism vs. Democracy”, on 20th March, from 3.30pm to 4.45pm,…

Civil Society Media Seminar

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), will hold its 11th Civil Society Media Seminar on “The role of EU civil society in a globalised world of communications” from 23 to 24 November 2017 in Madrid. This event is principally directed to journalists and communications/press officers from civil society organisations representing employers, workers and other social, occupational, economic and cultural organisations. The EFJ will be represented by its GS, Ricardo Gutiérrez.

International conference “Current Populism in Europe and the Role of the Media”

Institute of International Studies at Charles University, Heinrich Böll Stiftung and Goethe Institut are organizing the 3rd Prague Populism Conference on 22 and 23 May 2017. The event will take place at Goethe Institut in Prague. The conference will deal with theoretical aspects of populism; presentation of empirical studies on issues such as media strategies of populist politicians; movements or parties; the way the media covers populism; the interlinkages between the media and political leaders; and the implications of media coverage on the political space. There will be a special part dedicated to comparative analyses of individual EU states with…