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European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Belgium

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) fights for social and professional rights of journalists working in all sectors of the media across Europe through strong trade unions and associations. Please take a look at their ongoing work in Turkey in the article titled Last call to save press freedom in Turkey? by Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, President of the EFJ, for GFMD. The EFJ is recognised by the European Union and the Council of Europe as the representative voice of journalists in Europe. The EFJ is also a member of the Executive Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).


Welcoming Anne Marie Hammer as GFMD's New Coordinator

We wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for a productive and exciting 2017!
As announced last month, our long-time Programs and Policy Manager Caroline Giraud has left us for a new job as media consultant for an EU project. She will, however, continue in an advisory role for the GFMD Chairman on issues pertaining to GFMD membership, partnerships and the growth and development of the GFMD network as well as representing the GFMD in some international fora and contributing to fundraising efforts. She will also be helping our newest staff member, Anne Marie Hammer, with her new role as Coordinator for GFMD.

Facebook Fake News Round-Up and Resources

Given the raging debate around fake news here is a round-up of the current updates, collaborations, and initiatives to tackle this multi-dimensional problem.

Joint Letter Regarding UNESCO’s Access to Information Policy

We are writing to you as organisations and individuals working on the right to information, i.e. the right to access information held by public bodies. This has been clearly recognised as a human right under international law, as well as in all three regional systems for human rights in Africa, the Americas and Europe.
We believe that, just as States need to adopt laws to give effect to this right, inter-governmental organisations (IGOs) also need to adopt right to information policies.

Invitation to Submit Nominations for the 2017 UNESCO/ Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

The UNESCO/ Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is intended “honour a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if this involved risk. Member States and international and regional professional and non-governmental organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression may nominate candidates for the Prize”.
Download UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information, Eric Falt’s Letter of Invitation: French/English
Download Nomination Form: French/English


MedMedia Project- MENA Regional Coordination Meeting

The EU-funded MedMedia Project in partnership with the GFMD facilitated the 3rd  MENA regional coordination meeting as part of the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) annual forum at the Dead Sea, Jordan from 1-3 December 2016.
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