IFJ member unions expect a lot from their Federation. And rightly so. But, like its affiliates, the IFJ cannot fight for its members’ rights without the financial resources gathered from its affiliates.
For IFJ member unions, this contribution to the common effort is the payment of their fees. In these difficult times, such payments may be problematic - but they are essential. Even on a very low salary of one dollar per month, can’t journalists pay at least one cent to defend their dignity? This monthly cent, added to many others, and paid in proportion to unions’ membership, provides affiliates with the necessary strength to act at national level. On an international scale, such payments enable the IFJ to support them in their work.