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European Federation of Journalists

Safety of Journalists: an imperative for free media

Hilton Tarasa Shevchenko Blvd, 30, Kiev, Ukraine

Safety of Journalists: an imperative for free media Conference co-organised by Ukrainian MFA, OSCE, Council of Europe, UNESCO, Institute for Mass Information. The general secretary of the EFJ Ricardo Gutiérrez will attend the meeting. He will present the outcomes of the Council of Europe Platform for the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists. Draft agenda: 09.00-09.30 Registration 09.30-10.15 Opening remarks (Moderator:  Mariana Betsa) Sergiy Kyslytsya, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Svyatoslav Tsegolko, Administration of the President of Ukraine Vaidotas Verba, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine Dunja Mijatović, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Mårten Ehnberg, Head of the…

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.

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

CoE Platform partners meeting

EBU HQ L’Ancienne-Route 17A, Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

The EFJ GS will participate in the CoE Platform partners meeting at the EBU's headquarters in Geneva.

Meeting of the CoE Paltform partners with new CoE Secretary General

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

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.

Launch Event of the 2020 #CoEMediaFreedom Report

Speakers: Sarah Clarke - Head of the Europe and Central Asia team – Article 19 Scott Griffen - Deputy Director -International Press Institute William Horsley - Media Freedom Representative - Association of European Journalists Ricardo Gutierrez - General Secretary – European Federation of Journalists  Moderator: Tom Gibson - European Union Representative & Advocacy Manager - Committee to Protect Journalists