Foundation Georges Bourdon

Proposed by the DeutscherJournalisten-Verband (DJV) Germany and dju in ver.di, Germany

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

welcoming the work of the IFJ Safety Fund in providing humanitarian and legal assistance to journalists around the world and its unique role as an important and crucial source of support for journalists under threats;

recalling that the Safety Fund has no legal status;

Congress, therefore, instructs the Executive Committee of the IFJ to investigate setting the Safety Fund as a charitable Foundation with the name “George Bourdon Foundation” under Belgian law.

The Ver.di delegation agreed to write to the general secretary and incoming executive regarding the state of the Safety fund and ask them to report back.