IFJ/EFJ attend conference in Vienna about journalists’ safety, media freedom and pluralism in times of conflict

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) are attending a two-day conference starting on 15th June about journalists’ safety, media freedom and pluralism in times of conflict organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in its secretariat in Vienna (Austria).

IFJ and EFJ presidents, namely Jim Boumelha and  Mogens Blicher, are among the participants as well as a number of representatives of IFJ affiliates.

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic, leads the meeting which aims to examine and review the current situation relating to the safety of journalists reporting from conflicts, share concerns and best practices and initiate the drafting of recommendations to governments on ways to improve journalists' safety in conflict zones in the OSCE area, with a special focus on the Russian-Ukrainian dialogue.

The IFJ will present its Handbook on safety and solidarity for Journalists in Ukraine 2014.

Follow the discussions on Twitter (#journosafetyOSCE.)

For more information, visit the OSCE's site.


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