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The International Association of European Journalists (AEJ) in Belgium is an independent non-profit vzw/asbl under Belgian law. The association’s overall aim and mission are to promote critical journalism in Europe, defend media freedom and help journalists and correspondents to build their networks.

The AEJ brings together professional journalists, mostly correspondents who report on the EU and its institutions on a daily basis. Our broad press membership has a keen, general interest in Europe and includes also freelance contributors to television and radio, national, regional and specialist newspapers, periodicals, websites, blogs and other new media, as well as university and college students and scholars in the field of journalism and media innovation.

The AEJ in Belgium also connects media experts and professionals, academics, public relations and communication professionals, civil society advocates, and political and business leaders with the aim to enrich the dialogue on media matters and facilitate the growth of the profession, in a very troubling time for the industry and the profession.

AEJ Belgium also engages in advocacy efforts related to press freedom, media ethics, and other issues affecting journalists.

Latest news:

  • Bridging the future of EU media policy – AEJ Belgium event

    In an era marked by digital transformation and escalating challenges to democracy, the Association of European Journalists in Belgium (AEJ Belgium) organised a pivotal roundtable discussion at the Press Club Brussels on Wednesday 27 March. Here is a little recap.

  • EU Media Policy Event – Speakers confirmed

    The Association of European Journalists in Belgium is pleased to announce the lineup of speakers who will be joining us for our upcoming EU Media Policy event. Discover our speakers.

  • The public broadcaster RTVS in Slovakia is in danger of losing its independence

    Official statement from AEJ International about media freedom in Slovakia

  • AEJ Belgium Spring Event – EU Media Policy Discussion

    Join us for our next event where we will hold a debate about the pressing issues facing journalists and the media sector in today’s digital landscape. A round table will be moderated by the president of AEJ to discuss the challenges encountered by journalists amidst rapid technological developments and explore the European Union’s legislative efforts…

  • Hungary’s assault on media freedom threatens rule of law, report warns

    In a recent report, NGO Human Rights Watch highlighted the Hungarian government’s repeated attacks on media freedom and pluralism, which constitutes a significant blow to the country’s rule of law. The report, titled “‘I Can’t Work As A Journalist’: The Systematic Undermining of Media Freedom in Hungary,” details the obstacles faced by independent journalists under…

  • 10 issues to watch at the European Parliament 2024

    Europe is likely to be greatly impacted by internal issues, such as the upcoming European Parliament elections, but also external developments, according to a report from the European Parliament Research Service (EPRS).

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