European Federation of Journalists

Media freedom mission to Hungary

Budapest

A coalition of international press freedom and journalist organizations will carry out a press freedom mission to Hungary from 25 to 27 November. Confirmed participants: IPI, ECPMF, CPJ, Article 19, RSF, EFJ (Ricardo Gutiérrez).

Advocacy mission to Austria

Vienna Vienna

EFJ-ECPMF-RSF-IPI advocacy mission to Austria. EFJ representative: Andrea Roth (BJV, DJV)

Conference “(Last) call for quality journalism”

Ljubljana

EFJ director Renate Schroeder will attend the conference “(Last) call for quality journalism” organised by the Council of Europe and the Slovenian Ministry of Culture.

Meeting of the CoE Paltform partners with new CoE Secretary General

Council of Europe Office in Paris 55 Avenue Kléber, Paris

The EFJ GS will attend the meeting of the partner organisations of the Council of Europe Platform for the Protection of Journalism. The partners will meet Marija Pejčinović Burić, new CoE Secretary General.

Protecting whistleblowers: an European challenge

Paris Paris

In France, the Defender of Rights, a constitutional independent agency, is responsible for guiding and protecting whistleblowers since the creation of a framework of protection by the Law of 9 December 2016 relating to transparency, the fight against corruption and the modernization of the economic life. Three years after the entry into force of this protection and two years before the deadline for the implementation of the European directive, the Defender of Rights will organise the European meeting Protecting Whistleblowers: An European Challenge. The encounter will offer an opportunity to engage dialogue among stakeholders and experts in order to foster…

OSCE Conference on Missing and Murdered Journalists in Kosovo

Restaurant Etno Kuča, Gračanica

Event: Conference on Missing and Murdered Journalists in Kosovo Location: Restaurant Etno Kuča, Gračanica/Graçanicë Date/Time: 4 December 2019, 09:00 09:00 – 09:30 Coffee & Registration of Participants 09:30 – 10:15 Opening Remarks • Ambassador Jan Braathu, Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo • Budimir Ničić, Chairperson of the Association of Journalists of Serbia registered in Kosovo • Gentiana Begolli-Pustina, Chairperson of the Association of Journalists of Kosovo 10:15 – 11.30 I panel: Accounts of Families and Colleagues For two decades, families and friends of murdered and missing journalists in Kosovo have been trying to find out the truth: who…

OSCE Conference on Missing and Murdered Journalists in Kosovo

Hotel Swiss Diamond Pristina

Event: Conference on Missing and Murdered Journalists in Kosovo Location: Hotel Swiss Diamond, Prishtinë/Priština Date/Time: 5 December 2019, 09:30 09:30 – 10:00 Coffee & Registration of Participants 10:00 – 10:45 Opening Remarks  Ambassador Jan Braathu, Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo  Gentiana Begolli-Pustina, Chairperson of the Association of Journalists of Kosovo  Budimir Ničić, Chairperson of the Association of Journalists of Serbia registered in Kosovo 10:45 – 12:00 I panel: Accounts of Families and Colleagues For two decades, families and friends of murdered and missing journalists in Kosovo have been trying to find out the truth: who…

Opening of the Resonances III Exhibition – DATAMI

Bozar Rue Ravenstein 23, Brussels

Conference will focus around the theme disinformation, where EFJ Director Renate Schroeder will participate as a speaker. Participants will share opinions on the implications of the digital transformation on our societies in terms of how we communicate, what we communicate, what society accepts as information and what is disregarded. You can find more on the Resonances exhibition and the idea behind the Science and Art project on https://resonances.jrc.ec.europa.eu

ETUI training on Disinformation

Gent Campus Aula, Universiteitstraat 4, , Gent

The EFJ GS will deliver a training session on EFJ policy on disinformation.

Media Literacy Expert Group of the European Commission

Building 25 Avenue de Beaulieu 25, Brussels

The next Media Literacy Expert Group of the European Commission aims to discuss the second edition of the European Media Literacy Week, planned for the end of March 2020. The EFJ Director Renate Schroeder will participate in the session.

Newsocracy: Protect Public Service Media against Political Interference

Budapest

Public Service Media should broadcast for the public, be financed and controlled by the public. They should be a trusted source of news and provide impartial information to enable citizens to make informed decisions. While Public Service Media should be independent, the rise of populism further exposes them to political interference. Politicians try to undermine the media's independence, manipulate and censor journalistic output. In the worst cases, Public Service Media are turned into state-controlled media, propaganda or public relations instruments.