WHO WE ARE:
The International Federation of Journalists, Asia Pacific represents 32 affiliated unions and associations in the Asia-Pacific region.
WHAT WE DO:
IFJ Asia-Pacific works with national journalists’ unions and associations to improve the working conditions of journalists and the quality of journalism through training programs and advocacy campaigns in defence of media-related rights. These rights include:
• The right to safety and decent working conditions
• The right to freedom of expression
• The right to a free media
• The right to access information
• The right to free association
• The right to justice and fair legal proceedings
IFJ Asia-Pacific runs international campaigns on journalists’ safety, press freedom, public service values, editorial independence, ethics, gender equality, children’s rights, tolerance and decent working conditions.
WHERE WE WORK:Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China/Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor L’este, Taiwan and Vanuatu.
WHEN WE ACT:IFJ Asia-Pacific initiates actions at the request of affiliates, associates and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. This work ranges from emergency missions to draw international attention to immediate crises (as occurred during Nepal’s royal coup in 2005 and Pakistan’s state of emergency in 2007) to long-term training, campaigning and institutional support.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO:Press freedom, journalists’ safety and decent working conditions are rights, but they are not automatically given.
HOW WE WORK:IFJ Asia-Pacific seeks to achieve these aims by: