FEPALC is the regional organization of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) whose main objective is the protection of workers' social and labor rights and the unity of action among journalists' organizations.

FEPALC works to build and defend a healthy media environment within a framework of democracy, freedom and the right to information, the free and safe exercise of journalistic activity and the full exercise and guarantee of human rights.

FEPALC defends the union, political and institutional interests of 15 unions representing 57,000 members.