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IFJ Coronavirus (COVID-19 ) Safety Advisory for Media Professionals

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With the world on edge amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease ( COVID-19), journalists are likely to be affected at their workplace, in their travel and reporting assignments across the globe. Their health and that of people they come into contact with should be the highest pritority at allp times.…

Press freedom must not be undermined by measures to counter disinformation about COVID-19

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“The global health problems caused by COVID-19 require effective measures to protect people’s health and lives. This includes combating disinformation that may cause panic and social unrest. Regrettably some governments are using this imperative as a pretext to introduce disproportionate restrictions to press freedom; this is a counterproductive approach that must stop. Particularly in times…

CE Recommendation on the protection of journalism and media workers

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1. It is alarming and unacceptable that journalists and other media actors in Europe are increasingly being threatened, harassed, subjected to surveillance, intimidated, arbitrarily deprived of their liberty, physically attacked, tortured and even killed because of their investigative work, opinions or reporting, particularly when their work focuses on the misuse of power, corruption, human…

Roland Nikolaou joins Euronews as Chief Business Development Officer

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Euronews has appointed Roland Nikolaou as Chief Business Development Officer.…

Problems at Georgian National Communications Commission

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According to research conducted by Transparency International Georgia, the Chairperson of the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC), Kakha Bekauri, does not meet the academic qualifications required for holding the position of Chairperson of the GNCC. Kakha Bekauri has a qualification of the mathematician, while the law stipulates that a different academic degree is obligatory for…

Media companies must prioritise quality as half of UK consumers troubled by fake news

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The FINANCIAL -- Media companies should consider prioritising quality, trust and self-regulation as consumers raise concerns over fake news, according to the annual KPMG Media Tracker report.…

Emerging Entertainment and Media segments show the importance of user experience

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The FINANCIAL -- Burgeoning entertainment and media industry segments such as virtual reality (VR), e-sports and music streaming illustrate an intensifying focus on users and the vital role of “fans” as a source of competitive advantage.…

Updates: Abduction of Journalists in Tbilisi

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The FINANCIAL -- Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe :  “I am appalled by what happened to Afgan Mukhtarli, an Azerbaijani journalist and activist, who has reportedly been abducted in Georgia and forcibly taken to Azerbaijan, where he is now facing prosecution for illegal crossing of the border and smuggling. Mr. Mukhtarli…

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IAGJ Demands Free Azeri Journalist Abducted by Special Services

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Tbilisi, May 30, 2017–  Independent Association of Georgian Journalists, member of IFJ, urges Georgian Government to take all possible measures in order to protect journalists. Recent abduction of Azeri journalist Afqan Muxtarli in Tbilisi raises serious concerns about safety of journalists.  On May 29 Azeri journalist Afqan Muxtarli who published several critical articles about President…

Mogherini reaffirms the EU’s determination to protect freedom of expression

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The FINANCIAL -- On 3 May, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini released a declaration to mark the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.…

Media Freedom Largely Stable Worldwide in 2016

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The FINANCIAL -- This World Press Freedom Day, media freedom may be more crucial to free societies than ever amid rising concern about how "fake news" and propaganda are hurting democratic processes. …

EU call to end impunity for crimes against journalists

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The FINANCIAL -- EU officials have praised freedom of expression to mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on 2 November 2016.…

Jordan signs Arab Declaration on Media Freedom

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The FINANCIAL -- Brussels. Jordan became the third country to sign up to the Arab Declaration on Media Freedom at a ceremony organised by the IFJ and the Jordanian Press Association in Amman.  …

Ukrainian journalist arrested in Moscow 

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The FINANCIAL -- Brussels. The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) have backed calls for Ukrainian reporter Roman Sushchenko to be freed following his arrest on 30 September in Moscow on charges of spying.…

IFJ/EFJ condemn killing of Dutch journalist in Libya

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The FINANCIAL -- Brussels.The International and European Federation of Journalists, (IFJ) and (EFJ), today backed their affiliate, the Nederlandse Vereniging Van Journalisten (NVJ), in condemning the killing of a Dutch photojournalist while covering clashes in the Libyan city of Sirte.…