IFJ Launches Portal Dedicated to Campaign for Media Protection

The

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today launched a website

dedicated to the safety and protection of media.

The website

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.

"With the

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

Boumelha.

"The

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. "

The website

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