IFJ Launches World Press Freedom Day Activities with Unveiling of Congress Film Trailer

To mark the

approach of World Press Freedom Day and its upcoming World Congress in Dublin,

the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has created a short film to

show its commitment to press freedom and global unity among journalists.


The film,

which highlights the theme of this year’s Congress, ‘Leading the Global

Fightback,’ expresses the IFJ’s determination to fight back against  precarious work, violence and unethical

practices in journalism, and its strength

based on the unity and solidarity of over 600,000 members of IFJ affiliates.


This vibrant

film, featuring people speaking languages from across the world expresses the

IFJ’s commitment to tackling the issues affecting the freedoms and rights of journalists,”

said IFJ General Secretary Jim Beth Costa. “It is a great way to begin the

build-up to the World Congress in Dublin from 4-7June 2013.


“As World

Press Freedom Day approaches, on Friday 3 May 2013, it also conveys the IFJ’s drive

to defend freedom of expression and the media and to remind governments of

their duty to respect and uphold these rights.”


To view the

film visit the VIDEO section of new IFJ World Congress 2013 website: http://ifjcongress.trynisis.com/index.php?id=25

The IFJ theme

for this year’s World Press Freedom Day is ‘The Safety and Imprisonment of

Journalist Around the World.’ This reflects the on-going concern over the

numbers of our colleagues who continue to languish in prisons in many countries

as a result of their profession.


You can check

out all the events, actions and activities being undertaken by the IFJ and its

affiliates across the world, by following this link on our website: http://www.ifj.org/en/pages/world-press-freedom-day-2013