VUB supports journalists in exile

VUB supports journalists in exile

INVITATION PRESS CONFERENCE vzw En-GAJE - Ensemble-Groupe d'aide aux journalistes exilés

Woensdag 23.10 – 11u30 – Bozar – zaal - Ingang via Koningsstraat - 1000 Brussel

Threatened, gagged, abused and in danger in their home country, journalists from all continents have no choice but to go into exile. Several dozen of them live in Belgium, sometimes for several years, sometimes for a few months or weeks. 

A recently created Belgian association  - The non-profit organisation En-GAJE (Ensemble: Groupe d’aide aux journalistes exilés) offers them support and works to create links between them and with the Belgian media and their audiences. Wednesday 23 October, the asbl En-GAJE will intorduce itself. Journalists in exile will testify about their situation and representatives of the partner organisations will explain their support.



Wednesday 23 October at 11.30

At Bozar - in the ULB-VUB room - Entrance via Rue Royale - 1000 Brussels

11:30 Welcome

11:35 Presentation of En-GAJE asbl by chairman Jean-Francois Dumont

11:45 Explanation of the partner organisations:

  •     International Federation of Journalists (Anthony Bellanger)
  •     Ligue des Droits Humains (Pierre-Arnaud Perrouty)
  •     Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Rector Caroline Pauwels)

11:50 Testimonies of journalists in exile (FR-EN)

12:20 Explanation by partner organisations:

  •     Coordination et Initiatives pour Réfugiés et Etrangers (Sotieta Ngo)
  •     Vlaamse Vereniging van Journalisten (Pol Deltour),
  •     Association des Journalistes Professionnels (Martine Simonis),
  •     Amnesty International (Valérie Michaux),
  •     Université libre de Bruxelles (Rector Yvon Englert)

12:40 Q&A

13:00 Lunch with the opportunity to meet speakers

14:00 End of press conference 


Please inform us of your presence or absence via and/or

Contact: Jean-François Dumont (0473 43.45.00) or André Linard (0472 74.74.34)















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