European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)
Articles by European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)

The European Federation of Journalists calls for an EU where not only the economy and growth matter but where concrete action is taken to ensure that citizens’ right to know is guaranteed.

A tribute for the murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia that includes the date of her assassination is sprayed on a wall in Valletta, Malta, 10 March 2018, Dan Kitwood/Getty Images for the Daphne Project

The resolution highlights serious shortcomings in the rule of law in Malta and Slovakia and warns of rising threats to journalists throughout the EU.

Police officers detain anti-government protesters during a rally in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 22 March 2019, REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

Europe and Central Asia in March: A mass release of prisoners in Azerbaijan, a step towards justice for Ján Kuciak, the EU Copyright Directive, injustice in Chechnya, a new report on violence against women, protesters arrested in Kazakhstan, an EU Magnitsky Act and more….

IFEX members protest Turkey’s attempts to silence and control foreign media coverage in the country.

Andrej Plenkovic, Prime Minister of Croatia, speaks at the European Council during a two day EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, 14 December 2018, Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Politicians, public figures and corporations have filed over 1,100 lawsuits against journalists with the intention of intimidating them into self-censorship.

A projection on the facade of the city hall shows the portraits of murdered journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, in Bratislava, Slovakia, 20 February 2019, VLADIMIR SIMICEK/AFP/Getty Images

Cathal Sheerin, our Europe & Central Asia editor, reviews a month packed with challenges for freedom of expression in the region.

Turkish Jandarma (Gendarmerie) soldiers guard the entrance to the Silivri Courthouse during the trial of journalists from "Cumhuriyet" newspaper, in Istanbul, Turkey, 11 September 2017, Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Forty-seven MEPs and 14 press freedom groups joined a resolution underscoring the lack of effective domestic legal remedies for journalists targeted in Turkey’s media crackdown.

A former pilot talks to journalists outside the offices of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), in Kiev, 15 March 2018, Pyotr SivkovTASS via Getty Images

Attacks against female journalists started to increase once offenders saw there was little risk of being punished.