There appears to be no end in view to the crisis gripping the mainstream media, the profit statements of the various media companies are far from the only pitiful sight, and information professionals are also feeling the pressure – these are just some of the conclusions to emerge from the analysis of the state of journalism in Europe which appears in this latest issue of HesaMag and which was carried out in collaboration with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ).

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Editorial - 230 000 lives sacrificed to industry lobbying?

On 10 January 2017, the European Commission submitted the second proposal to revise the Directive on protecting workers from carcinogens... Find out more

Rachel Tansey

Human lives weighed against corporate profit

At the end of February, the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) Committee backed a tightening of the Directive... Find out more

Hélène Brédart

Burnout among journalists, a symptom of discontent in newsrooms

The rise of new technologies and new ways of producing and consuming information have significantly changed the profession of journalism... Find out more


Desperately seeking news

As a young journalism graduate, he tried to earn his living doing the work he loved in his home country, but soon became disillusioned. But... Find out more

Hélène Brédart

Freelancers: instruments and victims of deregulated working conditions

The result of waves of redundancies, the decline in the number of journalists with open-ended employment contracts in Europe has gone hand... Find out more

Denis Grégoire

‘The market is detrimental to the free and independent production of information’

After 23 years spent working for the Belgian newspaper Le Soir, in September 2013 journalist Ricardo Gutiérrez became general secretary of... Find out more

Antonios Repanas

An unemployed journalist among the Idomeni refugees

Antonios Repanas, an accomplished and well-known sports journalist in Greece, found himself out in the cold when crisis hit. Unemployed... Find out more

Denis Grégoire

Recognition of occupational cancers: Belgian families’ fight for justice

For more than ten years, the Metalworkers’ Federation (a member of the Belgian Trade Union Confederation FGTB) has been supporting the... Find out more

Alessandro Leogrande

The African farm labourers’ rebellion

In a village in the poor, neglected region of Basilicata in southern Italy, a small group of people from Darfur in Western Sudan have set up... Find out more

Denis Grégoire

Into the hidden depths of Fukushima. An enthralling graphic narrative by a member of the decontamination team

Anyone in search of an anti-nuclear tirade should look elsewhere, because not a word of criticism against the nuclear industry can be found... Find out more

Denis Grégoire

The fortunes and misfortunes of an undercover sociologist working in a call centre

The scene is both comical and pathetic at the same time; young men in suits and ties, some hopping about on the spot and others (visibly... Find out more

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Journalism, an increasingly precarious profession