Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has warned of the chilling effect of recent
draft laws on regulating insider dealing and market abuses and demanded legislators to guarantee editorial freedom for journalists reporting on financial issues.
joint letter signed by the EFJ, European Newspapers Publishers (ENPA) and
European Magazine Media Association (EMMA), the group told Ms. Mary Lawless, the
Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU to provide clear legal certainties for journalists in the
draft laws (Directive 2003/6/EC).
In a separate letter sent to Ms. Maria Teresa Fabregas
Fernandez, the head of the unit responsible for securities market at the
European Commission, the EFJ
also highlighted the need to ensure that self-regulation, ethical codes and
codes of conduct which have been developed by the journalistic profession in
the different Member States are taken into account.
of Ministers will discuss the draft law on Monday. The EFJ encourages its affiliates
to send the letter to Ms. Mary Lawless (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ms Maria Teresa
Fabregas Fernandez (email@example.com).
You can download the sample letter HERE and insert your logo and signature.