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European Federation of Journalists

EAO Conference: Media Ownership in Europe

Microsoft Innovation Centre Rue Montoyer 51, Brussels, Belgium

The European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO), part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, organises a major free entry conference in Brussels every autumn. Target groups for this conference are media industry professionals, decision makers and interest groups, regulators, representatives from the European institution, academics and researchers and press. This year’s conference, the third edition of this highly successful event, will focus on the issue of media ownership. The Observatory will explore the dangers and the opportunities linked to the question of media concentration by presenting two major new reports: the first a market study of media concentration in Europe and the second a legal…

Colloquium on the role of media actors in confronting terrorism

Strasbourg Strasbourg, France

Draft concept paper and programme Context In recent times, journalists and other media professionals have faced great challenges when covering repeated terror attacks. New dynamics of terrorism and the move to an increasingly digital and social media environment, with its wide reach and unprecedented speed with which information spreads across online channels, in particular pose a serious challenge to reporting on the issue. Comprehensive standards set out by the Council of Europe (Committee of Ministers and Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe) and the European Court of Human Rights’ case law provide firm leading principles for journalists and other…

Meeting of the CoE working group “Journalists under pressure 2”

Council of Europe Office in Paris 55 Avenue Kléber, Paris, France, Metropolitan

Qualitative study on unwarranted interference among journalists (Journalists Under Pressure 2) 1st meeting of the working group The EFJ GS will attend the meeting.

13th Meeting of CDMSI

Agora Building Strasbourg, France

The 13th meeting of the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) will take place from 5 to 8 December 2017 in Strasbourg. The EFJ is an observer member of CDMSI. The EFJ will be represented by Marc Gruber.

Assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia: Demand for Close International Scrutiny

Meeting Room 10, Palais de L’Europe Strasbourg, France

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is pleased to be an official partner of the discussion “Assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia – Demand for Close International Scrutiny”, held as a side event to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Jan. 22, 2018. Three months to the day after Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination, MPs Anne Brasseur (ALDE, Luxembourg), Pieter Omtzigt (EPP, Netherlands) and Frank Schwabe (SOC, Germany) announce an event to be held in her honour on the margins of the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on Jan. 22,…

Meeting of the CoE Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI)

Meeting Room 10, Palais de L’Europe Strasbourg, France

The EFJ GS Ricardo Gutiérrez will attend next meeting of the CDMSI (the EFJ is an observer member of the CDMSI). The CDMSI will consider the Draft Strategy for the Implementation of the CM Recommendation on protection of journalism and safety of journalists and other media actors, prepared by the secretariat. Discuss and approve it. Consider and comment on the Draft Implementation Guide to Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)4, prepared by the Secretariat Valuable practices in the area of safety of journalists will be presented, including: the Action plan on Defending Free Speech, by the CDMSI representative of Sweden, and the Audit of Freedom…

Council of Europe: exchange of views with the Ministers’ Deputies

Palais de L’Europe Strasbourg, France

Scott Griffen, Deputy Director at the International Press Institute (IPI), and Ricardo Gutiérrez, GS of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) will participate in the exchange of views with the Ministers' Deputies on behalf of the partners of the Council of Europe Platform for the Protection of Journalism.

Side event to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Palais de L’Europe Strasbourg, France

Impunity in Malta: the Assassination of Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in Malta in October 2017. Nearly 18 months on, there has still been no justice for this heinous attack. Although three murder suspects were arranged in December 2017, they have not yet been brought to trial, and there has been no tangible effort towards identifying the masterminds behind her assassination. In light of the clear deficiencies in the criminal investigation, we call for a public inquiry to be immediately established. Speakers Andrew Caruana Galizia Tom Gibson (Committee to Protect Journalists) Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC (Doughty…

Hearing of the CoE Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media

Council of Europe-Paris 55 avenue Kléber, Paris, France

Hearing of PACE (Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly) Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media. Threats to media freedom and journalists’ security in Europe (open to the public) Rapporteur: Lord George Foulkes, United Kingdom, SOC Consideration of an expert report and hearing with the participation of: Mr Marc Gruber, Expert on media and communication, Strasbourg Mr Giacomo Mazzone, Head of Institutional and Member Relations, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Geneva Mr Ricardo Gutiérrez, Secretary General, European Federation of journalists, Brussels Mr Thomas Friang, Advocacy Officer, Reporters Without Borders, Paris