2016 was an important year for press freedom and trade unions. We deplored more than 100 deaths in the media, made concrete proposals to counter impunity, campaigned hard to strengthen equality and workers’ rights and launched initiatives to build journalists’ safety and digital skills.
We denounced moves towards more surveillance of the media and poor protection of whistleblowers, we welcomed legislation to protect and improve press freedom, we supported key wins in collective bargaining across the globe and celebrated quality journalism that contributed to exposing and countering key cases of corruption and money laundering across the world this year.
May 2017 bring us even more solidarity, better working conditions, a rise in ethical standards and a more secure space for press freedom.
We are proud of the journalists’ unions movement. Season’s greetings from the IFJ
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The IFJ represents more than 600,000 journalists in 140 countries