IFJ Backs Writers Guild of America's Strike for Better Deals in New Media

In a letter addressed to President Michael Winship of the Writers' Guild of America,East , (WGAE) and President Patric Verrone of the Writers' Guild of America, West, (WGAW) the IFJ expressed its strong support for their strike against US studios and networks that make up the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

"Our self-employed journalists are wrestling with very similar problems in terms of giant corporations, where sometimes divisions of the same company are trying to re-use their work on new digital platforms without additional payments" ,said IFJ General Secretary Aidan White.

"Your struggle is one we share and one in which we feel a strong attachment. We have to win these fights to preserve the rights and the voices of individual creators and/or reporters in the face of globalisation of the entertainment and communications industries", said White.

More info about the strike on: http://www.wga.org/