Workshop for journalists: “Interpreting Crisis. Reporting on Migration, Asylum Seekers and Syrian Conflict”

We cordially invite you to take part in a workshop for journalists, organised by The Finnish Institute in London, The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux and Felm. The reflective workshop is realised in collaboration with The European Federation of Journalists in Brussels, on October 24. The workshop “Interpreting Crisis. Reporting on Migration, Asylum Seekers and Syrian Conflict” discusses the challenges journalists face when reporting on migration, asylum seekers and conflict. The workshop aims to raise a dialogue on the preconditions and effects of journalism and on the challenges of reporting migration and the so called “refugee crisis” in the…

Syrian journalist shot dead in Turkey

The prominent Syrian journalist Naji Jerf was gunned down by unknown assailants on Sunday 27 December in Gaziantep (Turkey) near the Syrian border. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) calls on the Turkish authorities to investigate the crime and bring to justice the murderers. Naji Jerf was editor-in-chief of the independent monthly Hentah and the author of documentary films on the terrorist group Daesh. He was shot dead with a silenced pistol on Sunday, in broad daylight, in front of a building that houses Syrian opposition news outlets in downtown Gaziantep. “Once again, said Ricardo Gutiérrez, General secretary of the EFJ, Turkish authorities said they…

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…

Swedish freelance journalist released in Syria

Joakim Medin, a Swedish freelance journalist arrested by Syrian security forces has been released, on Saturday night, according to the Swedish daily newspaper Expressen, who talked to the journalist. He was arrested by the Syrian forces earlier last week in the Kurdish areas of the country. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) joins its Swedish affiliate, SJ, to welcome his release. “Our thoughts are with the journalist’s family and I hope that they can be reunited as soon as possible,” said Jonas Nordling, President of the Swedish Union of Journalists, Journalist Förbundet (SJ). “It is becoming increasingly common for journalists being targeted…