The EFJ together with press freedom groups
and professional organisations calls on the Council of Europe to respect
commitments made almost three years ago about press freedom and anti-terrorism
In May 2009, ministers committed in Reykjavik to “review national
legislation and/or practice on a regular basis to ensure that any impact of
anti-terrorism measures on the right to freedom of expression and information
is consistent with Council’s standards”.
a joint letter to the international body’s Secretary General, the campaigners
“deeply regret” that so far absolutely no progress has been made by member
states on this issue. The letter calls on council ministers to action on the
issue in the coming ministerial conference in Belgrade, Serbia 2013.