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.
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.
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.
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