IFJ Congress 2001: 8. Broadcasting and Electronic Journalism

8. Broadcasting and Electronic Journalism

Proposed: Executive Committee

The 24th Congress of the IFJ, meeting in Seoul from June 11-16th 2001,

welcoming the initiative of the Executive Committee with the support of its affiliates in Japan to organise a special conference on defence of public service broadcasting,

believing that the IFJ and its unions must play a leading role in efforts to defend and enhance the role of public broadcasting all around the world,

insisting that the rights of the workforce and the professional independence of creators and journalists is given higher priority,

noting the growing importance of on-line journalism and web-based information services,

instructs the Executive Committee to

a) implement the strategies and conclusions of the Tokyo conference and

b) give priority to developing practical strategies that will assist unions in the recruitment, organisation and representation of journalists in the field of audio-visual and on-line journalism.