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AEJ is against the rushed approval of the Copyright Directive

A new voting on the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is to take place on 12th September at the European Parliament. The...

Fighting for free media: The ECPMF

Europe's media and journalists have a new advocate: The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, the ECPMF. Founded in June 2015, after several...

EU-sponsored trip on development to Cambodia

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) invites 12 journalists to Cambodia. On a three-days long press trip, journalists from the European Union have the possibility...

Why the new EU directive on trade secrets protection is a...

Safeguards for freedom of expression and information are considered to be inadequate for journalists or whistleblowers as they would have to proof that a disclosure of a „trade secret“ lies in the public interest.

Journalistic seminar on future of EU-US trade talks

The European Journalism Centre, in co-operation with the European Commission's DG Trade, invites 20 journalists from the EU28 to take stock of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations to date and to assess progress made so far.

Where is the EU in the Bulgarian media campaign for the...

The obvious answer to the question “Where is the EU in the media campaign for the European elections?” in regards to Bulgaria is that it is non-existent. However, beyond the evident, interesting processes and tendencies in the affairs of media and the behavior of politicians (which is a subject of a different analysis) are revealed.

Open letter from Bulgarian journalists

We welcomed with great expectations your statement that you consider press freedom in Bulgaria your personal priority, as well as your intention to follow closely the media situation in the country.

The war between Bulgarian publishers by no means should be transferred...

The Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria (AEJ) acclaims the concern about media freedom in Bulgaria, expressed by the EU-Commissioner Neelie Kroes.

AEJ-Bulgaria team participated in a journalist visit to Northern Cyprus

Three members of the Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria were part of an AEJ delegation to North Cyprus between 16th and 20th of April. The invitation for this came from the local Press Union Basin-Sen. The European journalists’ delegation was formed by representatives of Austria, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Italy, Romania, UK, Turkey, Belgium, France and Spain.

EU officials acknowledge their weakness in protecting media freedom

“I will always speak up for media freedom when it is under threat in EU member states and put political pressure on governments”, Neelie Kroes, the EU commissioner told a seminar organized by the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) on May 8 in the European parliament. But Ms Kroes admitted that the European Commission does not have the legal right to intervene when freedom of expression rights are broken.

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