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Aktualności IAPC

Guardian honoured with International Association of Press Clubs Freedom of Speech Award

The Guardian has been honoured with the prestigious Freedom of Speech award by the International Association of Press Clubs. The Guardian was presented with the award for its groundbreaking stories on breaches of personal data and its steadfast commitment to reporting on global threats to the freedom of speech. More at The Guardian [caption id="attachment_949" align="alignleft" width="300"] L/R International Association of Press Club Freedom of Speech award: Kasia Madera, BBC World; Dr Waiel S.H. Awwad, IAPC; Katharine Viner, Paul Webster Photograph: Jill Mead for The Guardian[/caption] more »

Solidarity statement with journalists in Africa and the ACP Press Clubs Federation’s application for admission to the IAPC

We, delegates from the International Association of Press Clubs’ members, gathered in Brussels on 2 June for the 2018 General Assembly; Welcome the participation of representatives of press clubs from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries for the first time at the IAPC General Assembly; Express our solidarity with journalists in countries of those regions who face serious safety challenges, including killings, arbitrary arrests and other various forms of attacks and offer support for their pursuit of press freedom; Encourage the creation of an independent and sustainable ACP Press Clubs Federation to promote further and strengthen professional standards and ethics in journalism for the benefit of media organisations and the public they inform; And decide to offer the Federation temporary observer status with the IAPC while considering a more permanent… more »

IAPC Freedom of Speech Award 2018 for The Guardian

The Guardian was awarded in recognition of groundbreaking stories on the digital exploitation of vulnerable personal data and for unflagging sensitivity to global threats to the freedom of speech. The IAPC confers the Freedom of Speech Award on persons or organisations for their exceptional contributions to the fight for or in defence of free speech, or for creating conditions and supporting efforts that promote freedom of speech. The IAPC believes that freedom of speech is one of the fundamental human rights. It stands for the right of a person to publicly express his or her views and the respect of the others for these views. However, only one in six people can exercise this freedom without any consequences. In many countries the journalists, bloggers, politicians, human rights activists and even… more »

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 »