International Organization of Journalists (IOJ)

Organisation internationale des journalistes (OIJ)
Organización Internacional de Periodistas (OIP)
Mezdunarodnaja Organizacija Zurnalistov (MOZ)
Organização Internacional dos Jornalistas (OIJ)

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History

June 1946, Copenhagen (Denmark), in succession to International Federation of Journalists, 1926, set up 1926, Paris (France), and to International Federation of Journalists of the Allied and Free Countries, formed in 1941, London (UK). Statutes: drafted 1946, Copenhagen; adopted 1947, Prague (Czechoslovakia); amended: 1950, Helsinki (Finland); 1958, Bucharest (Romania); 1962, Budapest (Hungary); 1971, Havana (Cuba); 1991, Harare (Zimbabwe). Secretariat moved temporarily from Prague to Madrid (Spain) in 1993. Ceased to exist.

Aims

Combat any form of censorship; work for democratization of mass communication media in different regions of the world, giving priority to the trade union movement; defend material, professional and moral interests of journalists, focusing in particular on security in the exercise of their profession; encourage creation and development of journalists' trade unions for the defence of their moral and material rights, in particular through collective bargaining; protect and strengthen professional rights and freedom of journalists; promote professional standards of journalists and strengthen their social responsibility in line with international ethical principles; defend and promote the right of peoples to freedom of information and of expression in line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; promote democratization and decolonization of local, national, regional and international media, particularly by promoting world unity and solidarity of journalists and through coordination of action for protection of journalists on dangerous missions; assure contacts, cooperation and exchange of information among member organizations; establish and maintain close relations with national, regional and other international organizations in the interest of the world community of journalists; represent the profession at the United Nations and its specialized agencies; fight for job security; defend right of access to information sources and the right to protect sources of information; disseminate information on copyright and promote its defence; contribute to the struggle of the peoples for peace, disarmament, development and progress, against racism and all other forms of discrimination; support world-wide efforts to preserve the environment and promote constant economic development; defend a new International Information Order with a view to balancing information flow among different regions of the world.

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Activities

Develops programmes in the field of professional training and permanent study on the impact of new technology currently introduced in mass media. Works to to unify the international movement of journalists by seeking cooperation with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and with national and regional organizations of journalists even if they are not directly associated with IOJ. Maintains International Rest Home for Journalists, Varna, Varna (Sofia).

Structure

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Languages

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Financing

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Consultative Status

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 14 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 110 countries
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Type I Classification

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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Employment Conditions
    • Workers
    • Professions
  • Information
    • Information
  • Communication
    • Communication
    • Media
    • Journalism
    • Censorship
  • Research, Standards
    • Patents, Copyright
  • Peace
    • Rights
    • Responsibility

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

B2325

Last News Received

19. Sep 2000
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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