International Organization of Journalists (IOJ)
Organisation internationale des journalistes (OIJ)
Organización Internacional de Periodistas (OIP)
Mezdunarodnaja Organizacija Zurnalistov (MOZ)
Organização Internacional dos Jornalistas (OIJ)
1946-06 Copenhagen Denmark
Jun 1946, Copenhagen (Denmark), in succession to H-XH7876 - International Federation of Journalists, 1926, set up 1926, Paris (France), and to H-XH0185 - 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.
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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Congress (every 4 years), consisting of delegates of member organizations and groups. Council (meets annually), comprising one representative of each full member organization and including (ex officio) President, Vice-Presidents, Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer. Executive Committee, consisting of President, Vice-Presidents, Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer and 7 further members representing member unions (one per region). Secretariat, headed by Secretary General. Councils: Protection of Journalists; Studies and Documentation. Committees. Regional centres in Paris (France), Mexico City (Mexico), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Sanaa (Yemen).
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