European Federation of Journalists

Meeting with EU Coordinator on combating anti-Muslim hatred

The EFJ staff will meet Tommaso Chiamparino, EU Coordinator on combating anti-Muslim hatred. As the Coordinator’s main mandate is to address anti-Muslim hate speech, hate crime and discrimination, the key stakeholders are Muslim, and other organisations which deal with anti-racism and non-discrimination policy at European and national level.

Conference “Race, Racism and Xenophobia in a Global Context”

MEP Cécile Kyenge (S&D) is organising the conference “Race, Racism and Xenophobia in a Global Context III” in collaboration with the New York University Florence at the European Parliament in Brussels, on November 9th, 2017. The EFJ Director Renate Schroeder will participate to the third panel on “Communication, Racism and Xenophobia in the Post-Truth Era” from 12:00-13:00 on November 9th, 2017.  

#nohatespeech: sign our petition now

Banning the promoters of online hate speech and preventing broadcast thereof are not simply acts of civic responsibility. For journalists, this is the fulfilment of a basic duty: giving readers, viewers and listeners real facts. This is why today the Italian organisation Associazione Carta di Roma, with the support of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Articolo 21, the National Federation of the Italian Press (FNSI), the Italian Order of Journalists and the Journalists’ Union RAI (USIGRai), has launched the #nohatespeech campaign.   OUR ONLINE PETITION ASKS: JOURNALISTS – Don’t be passive in front of hate speech cases. Since they are based on…

Media should speak out against hate speech

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has joined the Italian organisation on Carta di Roma welcoming the new initiative launched by the Italy newspaper La Stampa to counter hate speech. The EFJ has called on media professionals to be aware of the danger of discrimination being furthered by the media through hate speech following recent debates and media coverage on “migrant crisis” in Europe. Ricardo Gutiérrez, the EFJ General Secretary said, “Journalists should dare to denounce and confront hate speech publicly. They have the ethical responsibility to counter racist and discriminatory messages and comments that incite hatred, violence or insult…