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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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EJN demund freeing political prisoners in Egypt

Helsinki, 25 February 2019 We want to bring to your attention the situation of seven Egyptian citizens: Mr Marzouk Masoum , former assistant foreign minister, former journalist and Ambassador to Finland, Estonia and Uganda and his 6 fellow human rights … Continue reading

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Call for justice and accountability of state authorities on the anniversary of the murder of Jan Kuciak

On behalf of the undersigned media freedom organisations, representing thousands of journalists and human rights activists across Europe, we urge the Slovak authorities to immediately start examining state responsibility in the failure to prevent the assassination of Jan Kuciak. Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Annual Report by the Partner Organisations to the Council of Europe

Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists 2019 Press freedom in Europe is more fragile now than at any time since the end of the Cold War. Journalists increasingly face obstruction, hostility and violence as they investigate and report on … Continue reading

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The War of Ideas – The Moroccan Experience in Fighting Violent Extremism

Violetta Teetor (Helsinki, 12.2.2019) In a fact-by-fact account on ‘The War of Ideas’ and fighting radicalisation, Dr. Ahmed Abaddi from Rabita Mohammadia des Oulémas or Rabita Mohammadia of Scholars, presented arguments and solutions to a full house of academics, media … Continue reading

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AEJ demands action to stop adoption of intrusive Bulgarian data law

AEJ demands action to stop adoption of intrusive Bulgarian data law, sees serious threat to press freedom The International AEJ issues an urgent appeal to Bulgarian politicians and to all European institutions committed to defending press freedom to speak out … Continue reading

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Assessing Energy Dependency in the Age of Hybrid Threats

“Because of the interconnected nature of energy infrastructure, Hybrid CoE member nations and allied organizations should consider adopting a common approach to assessing risk associated with energy dependencies in the age of hybrid threats.” – write Duane Verner, Agnia Grigas, … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting And the Ambassador of Romania to Finland

On 9th of January, after the AGM board meeting we had as speaker His Excellency Ambassador of Romania, Mr. Răzvan Rotundu. He talked about the EU Presidency held by Romania until July, when it will then be passed on to … Continue reading

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