International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today launched a website
dedicated to the safety and protection of media.
will provide a one stop portal for all IFJ activities to promote the safety of
journalists and to combat the impunity for violence targeting media.
continued onslaught on journalists in trouble spots around the globe, hundreds
of reporters, editors and their support staff face persecution, intimidation,
torture and even death simply for doing their job," said IFJ President Jim
International Federation of Journalists now plays a unique role in safeguarding
the lives of journalists everywhere. The launch of the IFJ safety website marks
a new chapter in our history, making it a vital tool for journalists and their
unions to manage risk, raise awareness, provide safety training and advice,
create a culture of safety and join the campaign to end impunity. "
provides information on the strategies, programmes
and activities related to the safety and human rights of journalists, including
details on the IFJ International Safety Fund.
There will be
regular advice on safety for journalists who need to work or travel to regions
affected by conflicts, political instability and outbreak of diseases as well
as natural disasters.
The IFJ has
over the years produced a wide range of tools designed to help journalists
prepare for working in difficult environment and under their rights to life and
physical security which are binding on governments.
"This new website will provide
journalists with access to this material but also enable them to take part in
the campaign we wage on their behalf," added Beth Costa, IFJ General Secretary.
"We intend to make it as much interactive as possible and their views on the
services we provide to them will be highly appreciated."
To visit the website please click HERE, or click on the Safety Website banner on the IFJ Global Home page.
For more information, please contact IFJ on + 32 2 235 22 17
The IFJ represents more than 600.000 journalists in 134 countries