Rules and Policy
Global Charter of Ethics for Journalists
Policy on Sexual Harassment
IFJ Head Office
Asia & Pacific
Asia & Pacific
Future of Journalism
Rights at work
Federation of African Journalists (FAJ)
Asia & Pacific
IFJ Asia & Pacific
Latin America and the Caribbean
IFJ Latin America
The Federation of Journalists of Latin America and the Caribbean (FEPALC)
Middle East & Arab world
IFJ Middle East & Arab world
Medmedia web portal
Yemen: 4 journalists on death row
Online trolling: You are not alone!
ILO Convention 190 - It can save lives
End Impunity 2021
Pay Me Equal
Journalists and the China story
Defend Media Freedom in the Pacific
Defend democracy in Myanmar
Decent Work Day 2020: Telework
COVID-19: Report Safely
World Press Freedom Day 2020
Charting Cambodia's Declining Press Freedom
Hong Kong Campaign
End Impunity - for a UN Convention to protect journalists
Women in Front
Turkey: Press freedom is essential for democracy, set journalism free!
Fair Contracts for Journalists
Forced Labour, Fair Recruitment Reporting
Social Justice Campaigns
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1. What is the official name of your organisation?
2. What is the address of your organisation?
3. Who are the leading officers of the organisation?
4. a) To whom should correspondence be addressed?
4. b) E-mail
5. Is your organisation a trade union?
Is it recognised in law?
How many regular members are there in your organisation?
Do you accept employers or owners as members?
If Yes, explain under what circumstances
Do you admit editors-in-chief?
Do you admit journalists in all sectors?
If No, specify field or sector in which your members
6. Is your organisation a national organisation?
7. Is the union affiliated to a national union federation?
If Yes, please give the name of the Federation
8. Does your union bargain for journalists?
If Yes, do you have existing collective agreements?
If Yes, how many are currently in force?
9. In your country are there other organisations representing journalists?
If Yes, give the name and explain what differences there are between them
10. The IFJ may admit industrial unions that also represent journalists. If you recruit other groups of workers, are journalists specifically recognised in your union?
11. Are you affiliated to any other international trade union or journalists’ organisation?
If Yes, please give the name
12. Please complete the following questions which relate to the representation of your membership
How many members are there in your union?
How many members are women?
How many work in radio?
How many work in television?
How many work in newspapers?
How many work in news agencies?
How many work in digital media?
Do you admit freelances into membership?
How many freelances are union members?
In what other areas do your members work? Please specify.
What percentage of journalists does your union represent?
13. Is your union financially and politically independent in its work and its activities?
14. Does your union pledge itself to respect and practise effectively principles of press freedom and freedom of association
15. For which status of membership do you apply?
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