"The AEJ is

an independent, self-funding association for journalists, writers & specialists in European affairs.
It offers journalists the chance to be part of a professional & social network of media professionals & experts on European issues."

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.


Latest News

Murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak

AEJ, Slovak section The Slovak Section of the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) is strongly perturbed by the cold-blooded murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée. This heinous crime was committed while he was pursuing investigative work to expose crimes of persons linked not only to the underworld, but also to the political elite of the country.


Otmar Lahodynsky winner of Konstantinos Kalligas Award

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


Turkey moving away from rule of law

The sentencing of five Turkish journalists to life imprisonment shows that the Turkish judiciary cannnot make independent decisions. The release on bail of Deniz Yücel, Turkey correspondent for the German daily Die Welt, after being held for a year without charge in a high-security prison, cannot be taken as evidence of a freely-functioning Turkish judiciary.