EFJ Workshop “Promoting editorial independence in the newsroom” (apply by 21 July)

A two-day workshop in Brussels to promote quality journalism through the exchange of best practices among journalists in EU countries, with a specific focus on Southern and Central Eastern Europe.

On August 29th and 30th the EFJ (European Federation of Journalists)  member in Belgium organises a two-day workshop on “Editorial independence in the newsroom” for journalists and EFJ members in EU countries, in particular union leaders from Southern and Central Eastern Europe.

The main objective of the training is to exchange best practices on the work of editorial boards and other self-regulatory measures (e.g. collective bargaining agreements, editorial policy, guidelines, code of ethics…) to ensure independent and quality journalism.

The workshop will focus on the specific needs of participants from the Balkans and Turkey where editorial freedom is at stake. Among the participants, an informal network of experts will be formed for future follow-up.

This course will be tailor-made for EFJ members and their representatives who work in the media to promote editorial independence through the establishment or exchange of best practices on the practice of editorial boards and other self-regulatory measures  to ensure the editorial independence and quality journalism.


  • to exchange best practices on the functioning of editorial boards to ensure editorial independence;
  • to explore  other  self-regulatory mechanisms in place to ensure editorial independence such as a code of ethics, editorial policy, collective bargaining tools;
  • to demonstrate the capacity of individual journalists and trade union representatives of journalists to advocate for editorial independence;
  • to develop an action plan to be implemented at workplace level, ensuring the existence of self-regulatory measures to protect editorial independence

Working languages will be Croatian, English and French.

Deadline for registration: 21 July 2017.

Contact person: Valeria Dumitrescu, vdumitrescu@etui.org.

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