Association of European Journalists (AEJ)
Across Europe, the AEJ brings together individual journalists through their membership of the national sections. The AEJ was set up in 1961 in the then six EEC-countries and was founded by 70 journalists, convinced by the need for European integration in a democratic way who believed in the potential of journalism to promote European harmony. For that reason they were determined to defend the freedom of information and freedom of the press in Europe.
The board members of the AEJ met in Bratislava on July 8th-9th on the occasion of the start of Slovakia’s presidency of the European Union. The board expressed deep concern that the outcome of the referendum on UK-membership of the EU could lead to damaging divisions and harm mutual tolerance and understanding among the countries of Europe.
AEJ Greece celebrated its annual “Konstantinos Kalligas” Award ceremony in the Theodoros Karatzas hall of the National Bank of Greece in Athens, in the presence Mr. Dimitris Sioufas, President of the Greek Parliament
AEJ Statement condemns ‘barbaric and cold-blooded’ killings in Paris magazine attack; urges effective protection