The Belgian court has authorized a poster entitled “The Chebeya Scandal: A State Crime?” by filmmaker Thierry Michel. The filmmaker had been sued by the former Inspector General of the Congolese National Police, who also sought to have the poster banned.
Police organised simultaneous raids at 25 locations in the country that were alleged to be connected to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a 6 January 2009 media release of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group: EFJ Calls on European Union to “Tell Whole Truth” As Journalist is Cleared of Corruption The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the European group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), today welcomed […]
(IPI/IFEX) – The following is an IPI press release: Vienna, 27 November 2007 IPI Welcomes European Court of Human Rights Decision Affirming the Right of Journalists to Protect their Sources The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 120 countries, welcomes the European Court of Human […]
(IPI/IFEX) – The following is a 12 January 2007 IPI press release: Vienna, 12 January 2007 IPI Protests Newly Planned Measures Against Belgian Broadcaster RTBF After Fake News Story According to information provided to the International Press Institute (IPI), the Walloon regional parliament has adopted a motion recommending new measures to prevent the repeat of […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is an IFJ media release: Journalists Call on Police and European Union to “Come Clean” Over Victimised Reporter The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the International Federation of Journalists’ European group, today called upon the Belgian authorities and European Union anti-corruption officers to “come clean and tell all” in the case […]
(FIJ/IFEX) – The following is an abridged version of a 12 December 2005 media release by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ affiliate: The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has warned against a Belgian bill that would put journalistic sources at risk in the name of the fight against terrorism and organized crime […]
(RSF/IFEX) – Reporters Without Borders has welcomed Father Guy Theunis’ return to Belgium on 20 November 2005 under an accord between Rwanda and Belgium under which the Belgian judicial authorities will investigate charges brought against him in Rwanda. The press freedom organisation said it was ready to prove to the Belgian investigators that the case […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is an abridged translation of a 22 November 2005 IFJ press release: IFJ protests threats to deport Mongolian journalist In a letter to Interior Minister Patrick Dewaele, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today protested the ministry’s threat to expel Mongolian journalist Erdenehand Tserensodnom, who has been held, along with her […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is an abridged version of a joint press release by the IFJ and the Association Générale des Journalistes Professionnels de Belgique (AGJPB): Belgian Journalists’ Union and International Federation of Journalists condemn the violent attack on three Moroccan journalists in Belgium The Belgian Journalists’ Association (AGJPB) and International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a 20 April 2005 media release by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ affiliate: EFJ Tells European Commission To Keep “Hands Off” Reporter’s Files After Court Decision The European Federation of Journalists today said the European Commission should keep its hands off the files and notebooks of an […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a 30 March 2005 IFJ media release: 30 March 2005 IFJ Backs New Court Bid In Protection of Journalists’ Sources Battle With European Commission The International Federation of Journalists today joined a former Brussels investigative reporter in his legal fight in the European Court to overturn action by the European […]