The IFJ represents over 320,000 journalists in 70 journalists’ unions and associations across 44 countries in Europe.
It also has a European branch, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ).
The EFJ is the largest organisation of journalists in Europe. It was created in 1994 within the framework of the IFJ Constitution.
The EFJ fights for social and professional rights of journalists working in all sectors of the media across Europe through strong trade unions and associations. The EFJ promotes and defends the rights to freedom of expression and information as guaranteed by Article 10 of the European convention on human rights.
The EFJ supports its affiliates to foster trade union development, to recruit new members, and to maintain or create environments in which quality, journalistic independence, pluralism, public service values and decent work in the media can exist.
The EFJ is recognised by the European Union and the Council of Europe as the representative voice of journalists in Europe. It has registered with the EU Transparency Register (No. 27471236588-39). The EFJ is member of the Executive Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.