Hot, last-minute and chaotic, ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s first press conference since fleeing Barcelona for Brussels was a fitting tribute to the political crisis that has gripped Spain.
Amid speculation that he and members of his former cabinet would seek political asylum, fuelled by the comments of a Belgian minister, the disputed Catalan president instead recommitted himself to the independence cause.
In the first half of this year, the IFJ is organising four key activities: (1) Four national meetings on safety of journalists in yemen, Lebanon, Palestine and Iraq; (2) IFJ regional meeting for unions in AWME; (3) Training of Trainers workshop on Human Rights journalism; (4) Launching conference from the Med Media programme.
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The Africa office serves as Secretariat for the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) and represents 40 members organisations across the continent, while also running trade union development, press freedom and safety of journalists activities, as well as campaigns on access to information. Our upcoming activities include the conferences on Confronting Austerity in Journalism in Vienna, Journalism Ethics: Creating Diveristy and Inclusiveness in the Media in Wuzburg, and finally the EFJ Annual Meeting in Moscow. During the last ten years, the IFJ has developed an extensive working programme in the region, run from its headquarters in Brussels.
These programmes include union building and trade union development, media safety, press freedom and legal reform, gender equality, media ethics, and self regulation and human rights journalism.
However, only Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney spoke.
Viewers took to social media to question why Ms Mc Entee did not speak, with concern raised that the interview it set a bad example for younger viewers.A Eurovision-style points contest ended in a draw between Paris and Dublin, with the French capital taking the prize after the two countries were forced to draw lots.Both ministers were in Brussels and both appeared on the news.Madrid could request the enforcement of a European Arrest Warrant, the system introduced in 2004 to ease extraditions between member states.But this would mark yet another dramatic escalation in this difficult and heated crisis.However both politicians responded on Twitter to explain the reason behind the bizarre interview set-up, explaining that it was a mic issue.