Russian and Ukrainian professional dialogue development

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,

recognising the importance of the decisions of IFJ Congress IWF aimed at developing the solidarity of journalists in times of conflict;

recalling the dangers of involving journalists in political and ideological conflicts;

Bearing in mind the belief that only a solidarity work of journalists, who share the core professional values, can guarantee the right of audience for truthful information

Congress instructs the IFJ Executive Committee to:

  1. to maintain the practice of the dialogue of Russian (RUJ) and Ukrainian (NUJU, IMTUU) professional journalists unions and to establish the working group for case by case evaluation of the emerging issues
  2. to assist the practice of the Dialogue and to establish the tripartite body with equal representation, guided by IFJ, to keep the records of each violation of journalists rights with following provision of the timely support of journalists in Russia and Ukraine with special attention to conflict zones

CARRIED Unanimously