60 years of Association of European Journalists (AEJ) – General Assembly and Congress in Eretria-Greece. Debates about threats to Media Freedom and Putin’s war against Ukraine. President Saia Tsaousidou and General Secretary Ed Steen re-elected.
New representative for media freedom and fight against fake news Kiyriakos Pieridis from Cyprus. In a Video Message EU Commissioner Vera Jourova spoke about regulations against state interference in media independence and safeguards for the work of journalists. „Journalists should not spend time in courts because of unfounded accusations (Slapp-litigation). The new media freedom act will also control how governments use public funds for advertising.” Journalists should not undergo surveillance with spyware. “Their sources should be protected efficiently.”