#Somos Telam - support news agency's workers fight for jobs
More than 350 journalists and media workers – 40% of the workforce - have been sacked by the Argentine news agency Télam. The dismissals are an attack on union organization and media diversity and put at risk the future of the whole agency. The workers need YOUR support!
End Impunity - for a UN Convention on the Protection of Journalists!
In the last 5 years hundreds of journalists have been killed. Nine in 10 cases remain unpunished. Impunity reigns. Journalists are imprisoned attacked, beaten, detained and threatened on a daily basis. This – and a growing frustration with a lack of action to tackle impunity - has driven the IFJ to campaign for an United Nations Convention dedicated to the protection of journalists and media professionals.
Turkey: Press freedom is essential for democracy, set journalism free!
The IFJ, media workers, journalists and press freedom campaigners all over the world have joined protests calling for the release of all jailed journalists in Turkey. Press freedom is essential for democracy, we demand Turkey sets the journalists free! Journalism is not a crime - Gazetecilik suç degildir !
Stop violence against women journalists - for an ILO Convention!
Gender-based violence is one of the most prevalent and tolerated human rights violations in the world. The IFJ is standing alongside the Global Trade Union Movement in taking action to end gender-based violence at work and campaigning for a new ILO convention to tackle the various forms of gender-based violence that occur in the world of work.
More and more media organisations are using rights-grabbing contracts which undermine freelance rights and pay. The IFJ in partnership with the European Federation of Journalists has launched a worldwide campaign against such contracts and to demand a fair share for journalists.
The virtual world mirrors the ‘real’ world, where women journalists are harassed, excluded and subjected to abuse for their work, undermining their right to express themselves in the digital space without repercussions. The IFJ-led campaign, involving unions and press freedom organisations, calls for strong action to stop cyber-bullying and online harassment of women journalists.