International Federation of Free Journalists (IFFJ)

Fédération internationale des journalistes libres (FIJL)
Federación Internacional de Periodistas Libres
Internationaler Verband Freier Journalisten

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History

Feb 1942, London (UK), at 1st Congress of Free Journalists, as Coordination Committee of Polish Union of Journalists and Czech Syndicate of Journalists. Subsequently, 9 Dec 1949, London, became International Federation of Free Journalists of Central and Eastern Europe and Baltic and Balkan Countries -- Fédération internationale des journalistes libres de l'Europe centrale et orientales et des pays baltes et balkaniques. Present name adopted in early 1950s. Statutes revised at Extraordinary General Assembly, 1984, London.

Aims

As an international organization of professional journalists of Eastern and Central European origin, employed in newspaper and other mass media: uphold the principles of freedom of the press; promote national and human rights; defend the rights of individuals to objective and complete information; propagate honesty of news; raise standards and ethics of journalism.

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Activities

Makes representations against activities threatening freedom of expression, against the harassment, persecution and detention without trial of journalists and against censorship and suppression of mass media. Cooperates in inter-European affairs, maintaining contact with the newly independent states of Central and Eastern Europe through their diplomatic representatives. Participates in human rights conferences.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, German.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros A).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

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

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 8 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Professions
  • Information
    • Information
  • Communication
    • Media
    • Press
    • News
    • Newspapers, Newsreels
    • Journalism
  • Peace
    • Rights
  • Freedom
    • Freedom

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

C1918

Last News Received

1997
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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