Journalists battle against all the odds to break the news, to expose the scandals that create the pressure to hold governments to account. The Real Aid campaign is therefore proud to be partnering with the world’s largest organisation of journalists IFJ; The International Federation of Journalists are co-hosting Disparity.
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IFJ, The Global Voice of Journalists
The IFJ, the world’s largest organisation of journalists, represents 600,000 media professionals from 187 trade unions and associations in more than 140 countries. Established in 1926, the IFJ is the organisation that speaks for journalists within the United Nations system and within the international trade union movement.
- Organises collective action to support journalist’s unions in their fight for fair pay, decent working conditions and in defence of their labour rights.
- Promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists.
- Fights for gender equality in all its structures, policies and programmes.
- Opposes discrimination of all kinds and condemns the use of media as propaganda or to promote intolerance and conflict.
- Believes in freedom of political and cultural expression.
Our Federation does not subscribe to any given political viewpoint, but promotes collective action to defend human rights, democracy and media pluralism.
The IFJ supports journalists and their unions whenever they are fighting for their industrial and professional rights and has established an International Safety Fund to provide humanitarian aid for journalists in need.
The IFJ safety fund
The IFJ’s Safety Fund is a lifeline for journalists facing violence, persecution and threat or needing medical treatment.
It is a shining example of journalist to journalist solidarity, providing immediate relief to those in danger and need around the world.
The Safety Fund offers financial assistance in a range of emergency cases such as threats, violence and threats thereof, prosecution, settlement in exile and illness.
The IFJ Safety Fund can only continue to assist journalists with YOUR ongoing support. If you want to make a one-off donation, click below. Or you can also donate a small amount on a regular basis.