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Aktualności IAPC

European Press Clubs Federation assembly in Warsaw

Delegates from press clubs gathered during annual General Assembly of the European Press Clubs Federation on 19-20 September 2017, in Warsaw. During the assembly, the federation and individual clubs activities were discussed as well as new joint international projects incl. juvenile cartooning competition coordinated by the Press Club in Jerusalem and the Pavel Sheremet Prize prepared by clubs in Minsk and Warsaw. Birmingham Press Club was accepted as a new member of the Federation. In addition, it was decided to terminate reciprocity agreement between the Federation and the Dubai Press Club. Jarosław Włodarczyk from Press Club Polska was elected the new President of the Federation. Next assembly in 2018 will take place in Press Club in Lille, France. [gallery link="file" ids="790,791,792,793,794,795,796,797,798,799,800,801,802,803,804,805,806,807,808,809,810,811,812,813,814,815,816,817,818,819,820,821,822,823,824,825,826,827,828,829,830,831"] more »

Letter to Council of Europe about situation of Catalan journalists

27 September 2017 Thorbjørn Jagland Secretary General of the Council of Europe Dear Mr. Secretary General, freedom of the press is one of the fundamental pillars of the democratic system. A media free of censorship and threats by governments guarantee a rich and diverse communication system and an informed citizenship. We are professionals committed to the responsible exercise of journalism and communication and to the defense of freedom of expression and freedom of the press, fundamental principles in a plural and democratic society. Principles recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (art. 19), the European Convention on Human Rights (art. 10) and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (Article 11). Even in the Spanish Constitution (art. 20). Over the last few days, following the call and the campaign of… more »

The IAPC Freedom of Speech Award 2017 for independent Turkish journalists

"The 2017 Award for imprisoned and oppressed independent Turkish journalists in recognition of the defence of freedom of speech and steadfastness in the face of the regime" [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cTFgFc-RK8[/embed] [gallery link="file" ids="768,769,770,771,772,773,774,775,776,777,778,779"] more »

Press Freedom in Digital Era

Speeches and debates from the International Conference on the Freedom of the Press "Press Freedom in Digital Era" organised by Jerusalem Press Club, 8-9 May 2017 Government-press relations from Nixon to Trump by Carl Bernstein, Washington Post reporter, who, together with Bob Woodward, broke the Watergate story. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HbnI6AuZLA[/embed] Governments and the Press: Friends or Foes US President Donald Trump called the press “phony” and denied access to White House briefings; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan throws journalists to jail; in Vladimir Putin’s Russia they are oppressed; and in Israel, according the RSF’s Press Freedom Index, the public broadcasting is going through hard time. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHdAUhwb3sE[/embed] Press Freedom Fighters by Jarosław Włodarczyk President of Press Club Polska (Warsaw) and the Secretary General of the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC) and Aleksandra… more »

Expulsion of Ursula Gauthier

The Foreign Correspondents Club of China is appalled at the decision of the Chinese government to deny accreditation to the Beijing correspondent of L’Obs – Ursula Gauthier. Without this accreditation she will be forced to leave China at the end of December, as no new visa can be issued without a new press card. It follows a month in which Ms. Gauthier has been attacked in the state-controlled media, following an article she wrote on Xinjiang. She has also been the target of numerous death threats, with her picture and address published and distributed online. The Chinese authorities issued an ultimatum to Ms Gauthier, insisting--among other things--that she apologise publicly, state publicly that she does not support terrorism and distance herself from foreign NGOs and media who presented her case… more »

IAPC Freedom of Speech Award 2015 for three journalists imprisoned in Egypt

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed – journalists of Al-Jazeera television – are the laureates of the third edition of IAPC Freedom of Speech Award. They are awarded in recognition of the defence of truth and freedom of expression while facing ongoing intimidation and imprisonment. Peter Greste accepted the award during ceremony in Warsaw, Poland on behalf of Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed who were unable to arrive to the gala. Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy i Baher Mohamed are journalists of Al-Jazeera English television, who were arrested in Cairo on 29 December 2013. They were reporting on the events in Egypt in the way that was not tolerated by the government of this country. An excuse for arresting them was a lack of permission from the Egyptian authorities to… more »

Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev killed

IAPC Statement after Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev was killed International Association of Press Clubs expresses its deepest concern over the situation in the Republic of Azerbaijan, where freedom of speech is severely restricted. We call upon the authorities of this country to ensure proper working conditions and safety of journalists as their profession is a public service mission. We demand release of the journalists prosecuted and imprisoned for using freedom of speech. We express sympathy with the family and friends of the Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev who died on August 9 in a hospital in Baku after being brutally beaten. According to our information Aliyev might have been attacked after he placed a comment on a social networking website regarding one of the Azerbaijani soccer player. It raised threats against… more »

International conference on Freedom of the Press

On May 25-27, The Jerusalem Press Club hosted its first conference on Freedom of the Press: Old Commitments, New Challenges under the auspices of the International Association of Press Clubs. Twenty-six countries were represented including Israel, Liberia, Poland, Mongolia, Turkey, Congo, Kenya, Nepal, Gambia, Russia, Kosovo, Germany, France, Spain, India, Argentina, and Malawi. Daniel Pearl was remembered at the opening of the evening. Former Wall Street Journal Correspondent and good friend Asra Nomani, a Muslim woman, spoke of the time when Pearl went missing and was murdered.  Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat attended and gave opening greetings. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDEKVGB3rlw[/embed] A session chaired by writer Irene Prusher, "Reporting from the War Zones" included Georges Malbrunot,  a reporter from La Figaro,  who was held captive in Iraq for 124 days in 2004. Also on that panel… more »

FCCC’s China Annual Working Conditions Report 2015

China’s importance in current affairs continues to grow, and foreign journalists’ efforts to chronicle the important events and changes have kept pace. Unfortunately, getting access to the news in China is not getting any easier. Official harassment, obstruction and intimidation of foreign correspondents and their local staff remain serious problems. Over the past year, foreign leaders and diplomats continued to raise the issue of foreign media press freedoms at the highest levels of the Chinese government, but with no detectable result. Foreign governments, meanwhile, have refrained from reciprocating by obstructing the work of the increasing number of Chinese state media journalists posted abroad. China’s Foreign Ministry has for years offered assurances that working conditions are improving and will continue to do so. The annual Working Conditions survey conducted by the… more »