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Visit and address by the British Ambassador Paul Johnston, Friday 10th June, RDS, Dublin

The British Ambassador Paul Johnston and AEJ Secretary Eileen Dunne with Mahnoor Choudhry, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin  winter of the 2022  Smedias award for best article on an EU theme.  The prize of €1,000 is sponsored by the EU Representation Office in Ireland.

AEJ members visit UCC and hear at first hand the challenge of Brexit

Professor Anand Menon addresses issues on Brexit  is Director of the UK in a Changing Europe, a unique initiative funded by the Economic and Social Science Research Council based at King’s College London. The UK in a Changing Europe aims to make the findings of...

Address by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD

Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges facing the world and our shared future. The need to combat the devastating effects it has on our environment, society and economy is urgent. We are now seeing a significant call to action, especially here in Ireland,...

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE AND UKRAINIAN JOURNALISTS

We, the undersigned organisations, stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, but particularly Ukrainian journalists who now find themselves at the frontlines of a large-scale European war. We unilaterally condemn the violence and aggression that puts thousands...

Loss of our colleague and President of the European Parliament David Sassoli

The AGE, the Association of European Journalists, shares the great loss and remembers the figure of David Sassoli, a great journalist and convinced Europeanist. AGE President Nuccio Fava joins the condolences of his colleagues in the Italian section of European...

Media freedom battles reach high pitch on Human Rights Day

William  Horsley, AEJ Media Freedom Representative,   December 10 2021 Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10, the anniversary of the adoption in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human...

Homeless in his homeland: Plight of journalism and civil society in Afghanistan

By Mohammad Kabir Shafaq: Journalist Fate has cruelly played with my destiny and that of my generation’s; I have been made homeless in my own homeland. I have loved my homeland beyond description. I never thought the day...

Will giving the Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists make a difference? Yes it can.

Will giving the Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists make a difference? Yes it can. William Horsley, AEJ Media Freedom Representative 10 October 2021 The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Peace Prize to Dmitry Muratov, the editor of Novaya Gazeta in Russia,...

RODNEY RICE, AEJ MEMBER, RTÉ JOURNALIST AND ADVOCATE OF THE DISPOSSESSED

RODNEY RICE, who died on August 29 at the age of 76 years, was a leading broadcaster and  active member of the Association of European Journalists in Ireland. He was born in Northern Ireland on October 12 1944 at Whiteabbey, just outside Belfast. Although he...

Civil society and media organisations call on the G7 to protect and evacuate journalists and media workers in Afghanistan

Photo: Journalist Freshta Farhang, who writes about women’s issues for an online media outlet, sits on her desk in the newsroom, in Kabul, Afganistan, 13 February 2019, Scott Peterson/Getty Images The AEJ is one of more than 50 media and civil society organisations,...

What’s going on in the AEJ

Belarus state terrorism – world reacts on plane hijack

Belarus state terrorism – world reacts on plane hijack

(es) Vienna, May 24, 2021 From: https://aej.org/2021/05/23/state-terrorism-belarus-hijacks-journalists-plane/ Already on a political collision course with the EU and the US, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime will face more sanctions after the state...

Mike Burns RIP

Mike Burns RIP

Members of the AEJ were saddened to learn of the sudden death on the 27th February, 2021, of long-time member Mike Burns.  Mike (84) was a stalwart of the Association and not alone attended almost every lunch and event but regularly hosted a table of...

The perils of putting a government together after election 2020

The perils of putting a government together after election 2020

The perils of putting a government together after election 2020 Address by  Gary Murphy, Professor of Politics at Dublin City University.   31 January 2020  A week out from what looks like it could well be the most transformative election in...

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern Addresses AEJ 17th Oct 2019

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern Addresses AEJ 17th Oct 2019

Bertie Ahern  Former Taoiseach Thursday, 17th October, 2019  We are living in momentous times and we have witnessed a huge amount of switching in one week. Boris Johnson has made three big concessions, including the line down the Irish Sea which was...

Call to incoming EU Commission President on media freedom

Call to incoming EU Commission President on media freedom

TO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen European Commission,  Brussels,  Belgium Dear President von der Leyen, We are writing as members of the press freedom community to congratulate you on your appointment as President of the European...

Brian Hayes speaks at AEJ lunch

Brian Hayes speaks at AEJ lunch

Brian Hayes, CEO, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland today (Friday July 12) addressed the lunch of the Association of European Journalists at Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin. In his speech, extracts of which are included below, he addressed the issue of trust and...

Key debate on European Election

Key debate on European Election

rhdroznoroznor Barry Andrews The growth in anti-European sentiment is not confined to the UK. Across member states, the democratic values and respect for human rights that are core to the EU are under attack from extremes of the right and left. What is at stake is the...

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