Trade union freedom in Equatorial Guinea

Proposed by the Syndicat national des professionnels de la presse, République démocratique du Congo (SNPP)

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

deeply concerned by the absence of trade union and association of journalists and persistent violations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 87 by the country’s authorities;

observing the difficult and unbearable situation of press freedom characterised by fear, self-censorship and exile of journalists;

considering that it cannot be accepted that Equatorial Guinea be an ongoing black hole due to a total absence of independent media;


  1. calls upon the International Federation of Journalists’ Executive Committee to undertake emergency actions in support of press freedom and media independence in the country;
  2. launches a pathetic appeal to Malabo’s government to end the State control which kills the media and to abide by the labour law in the communication sector as provided for in Conventions 87 and 98 of the International Labour Organisation.