International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)

Fédération internationale des journalistes (FIJ)
Federación Internacional de Periodistas (FIP)
Internationale Journalisten-Föderation (IJF)

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1952-05-07 Brussels Belgium


Founded at 1st World Congress, as a continuation of earlier groups dating as far back as 1892, Antwerp (Belgium), when H-XH2756 - International Union of Press Associations (IUPA) was set up. A body with the same name as the current organization, H-XH7876 - International Federation of Journalists, 1926, created May 1926, Paris (France), was superseded, Jun 1946, Copenhagen (Denmark), together with H-XH0185 - International Federation of Journalists of the Allied and Free Countries, by IOJ (based in Prague); and it was national organizations which had withdrawn from the latter body which were instrumental in setting up the present IFJ, 1952.

The Declaration of Principles (Code of Conduct) was adopted at 2nd World Congress, 1954, Bordeaux (France) and amended at 18th World Congress, 1986, Helsinki (Finland); IFJ Mass Media Policies text adopted at 16th World Congress, 17-21 May 1982, Lugano (Switzerland).

Current constitution revised, Jun 2016, Angers (France).


Defend and enhance the working rights and conditions of journalists.


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Congress (every 3 years); Executive Committee (meets at least twice a year); Working parties. European section: D-XE1637 - European Federation of Journalists (EFJ). Membership open; congresses closed.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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