Combating corruption

Proposed by the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ)

The World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists, meeting in Angers from June 7th – 10th 2016,

guided by the IFJ slogan that “there can be no press freedom if journalists exist in conditions of corruption, poverty or fear”;

understanding that corruption is one of the most dangerous problems of modern society affecting the core basis of the journalist profession;

recognising the RUJ experience in battling against corruption in Russia (all-Russian anticorruption contest of journalists; RUJ regional journalists' anti-corruption working groups, annual report on media publications against corruption);

Congress instructs the IFJ Executive Committee to:

  1. study and use the RUJ experience in the fight against corruption as possible model that will support our members unions to battle corruption more effectively;
  2. recognise the IFJ member unions activities on fight against corruption among the priorities;
  3. establish an IFJ anticorruption expert group to organise and strengthen this type of member unions activity.