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Finland’s press freedom under pressure from politicians and lack of transparency

Fred Krull Finland holds the presidency of the council of the EU for the next six months.To find out what this means for press and media freedom in Europe, the ECPMF talked to Salla Vuorikoski, a leading Finnish journalist who reported on the “Sipilägate” scandal in … Continue reading

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Global Media Freedom Conference in London aims to ‘improve safety of journalists’

The first ever Global Conference for Media Freedom was co-hosted by Canada and the UK on 10 and 11 July. Delegations from over 120 countries, including 60 ministers, and more than 1,500 journalists, academics and campaigners gathered in London to … Continue reading

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Juha Rekola on The Future of Journalism in Finland and Beyond

Helsinki, 15.5.2019: Juha Rekola, International Ombudsman for Journalists in Finland,addressed a group of members from the European Journalists Network in Helsinki on a topic which has been discussed since time immemorial but is now more relevant than ever. Where are we … Continue reading

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The Media in Armenia One Year After the “Velvet Revolution”

Liana Sayadyan A Velvet Revolution swept through Armenia in April 2018 and gave hope that the oppressive situation for the country’s media would be transformed. A year later the early optimism is tempered by evidence of a renewed surge of political … Continue reading

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AEJ national sections and journalists around Europe mark World Press Freedom Day

The Romanian Section of the AEJ (AZIR) celebrates World Press Freedom Day with a special event on 7 May focused on journalists’ dealing with those who wield political power. For the first time the AZIR Prize for the Independence of … Continue reading

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The Assange case concerns the public’s right to know but also public trust in a free press

Protecting media freedom is a core principle and purpose of the Association of European Journalists. The in-depth Report ‘Democracy at Risk’ [see below], which the AEJ and other partner organisations of the Council of Europe’s Safety of Journalists online platform … Continue reading

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Stop Turkey’s ‘relentless’ judicial harassment against free expression champions

The AEJ and other journalists’ and press freedom organisations have publicly condemned the Turkish authorities’ three-year long judicial harassment of the RSF representative in Turkey, Erol Onderoglu, and two other press freedom defenders who are due to appear in court … Continue reading

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Turkey must respect foreign media outlets’ independence

 Joint statement calls for press card to be renewed without further interference  Pressure on international media in Turkey is increasing. German journalists have been expelled from the country as their press accreditations were not renewed. International freedom of expression organisations … Continue reading

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Now what? Brief answers to 8 questions about gov’t resignation

The prime minister tendered his government’s resignation to the president on Friday, and questions abound as to what that means for Finland moving forward. Details find here:  https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/now_what_brief_answers_to_8_questions_about_govt_resignation/10681192

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Data leak reveals shady financial transfers to Nordea Bank

Nordea bank in Finland received hundreds of millions of euros, some of it from suspicious sources, according to leaked documents. Details find here:  https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/data_leak_reveals_shady_financial_transfers_to_nordea_bank/10672754

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