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