Since late 2014, journalists working locally for one of the bigger UK local-news companies have to file copy using the new ‘Knowledge’ software system, which means reporters are supposed to attach images, write captions and write a heading, at the same time as thinking up and writing the story itself. Read more on this entry.

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is organising the 10th ASEF Journalists´ Colloquium on Crisis/Disaster Reporting. The event will be held in Luxembourg from 4-6 November 2015. We are pleased to invite interested journalists from ASEM countries to apply for participation.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Council of Europe has launched a new online platform to record violations of journalists’ rights. Hosted on the Council’s website, the platform will help compile information on physical threats, harassment and intimidation of journalists and other media personnel. Read the rest of this entry »

Updated 04/05/2015. This page is an attempt to compile some of the online resources available to help journalists improve their cyber security. That journalists need to think about such matters is not in doubt .. Read more on this entry.

10/03/2015. 100% of publishers’ fees to freelances in Belgium can be treated as payment for “author’s rights”, Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt has confirmed. This can reduce the amount of Belgian income tax due on them. Read more on this entry.

The IFJ (International Federation of Journalists) has joined the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in supporting six members who have taken legal action against the Metropolitan Police and the Home Secretary. The legal challenge concerns the monitoring and recording of their lawful journalistic and union activities by Police since 2008. Read more on this entry.

While the US pressure is considerable, the killing of the amendment advocating protection for Snowden is not merely a matter of external forces, but the outcome of decisions taken within the major European governments and political parties. Read more on this entry.