Press Call – Journalism in the Shadow of the Terror Laws

Journalists subject to restrictions on their freedom of movement. spies infiltrating the newsrooms, telephones tapped. secret governmental cooperation to increase covert surveillance of citizens travelling, these are just a few of the consequences of 9/11. On the 10th anniversary of these attacks, the IFJ and Statewatch are organising a key conference on the subject, on September 10th and 11th in Brussels.

The terrorist attacks in New York and Washington in 2001 have been followed by a dark decade for journalists and media staff, who have been among the most prominent victims of the security clampdown as part of the “war on terror”.

So are journalists terrorists? Or are we just dangerous because we dare to criticise the way the security state is grasping powers to itself, trampling willy nilly over hard-fought-for freedoms to do so?

Come and join journalists, human rights advocates and campaigners, trade unionists, academics and politicians to highlight the crisis for free speech and press freedom.

The event is on a Saturday and a Sunday morning, and is free with lunch provided both days. Download the conference programme here.

For further information and to book, please contact at the IFJ:

Ernest Sagaga,, +32 2 235 2207
Yuk Lan Wong,, +32 2 235 2226