IFJ and EFJ host press briefing demanding the EU to take action in Turkey

The International and European Federation of Journalists, (IFJ and EFJ), together with their affiliate Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS), demanded today the European Union’s leaders to react to the media oppression imposed by the Turkish authorities. The press briefing, organised by both Federations at the Press Club Brussels, followed the seizure of one of Turkey’s leading newspapers, Zaman, on 4…

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A Journalist Fired for a Column about Jankulovska

MARCH 11, 2016               Kristina Atovska On 8 March, Kristina Atovska, a journalist in the morning program of TV Sitel, was fired from the media because two days prior she had written a column in which she criticized the ex-Minister of Internal Affairs – Gordana Jankulovska. This was revealed today by the…

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IFJ affiliates stand up for equality

Here is a compilation of some of the activities IFJ affiliates are carrying out to mark International Women’s Day 2016. Australia: MEAA publishes Mates over Merit? The Women in Media Report– A study of gender differences in Australian media Germany: DJV holds conference Women make the news „…

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Greece: 7-hour strike to sustain pluralism in broadcasting

Journalists across Greece stopped broadcasting on 11 February from 18:00 until 01:00 in a protest against government plan to reduce the number of TV licences in Greece to only four national commercials broadcasters. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) and its Greek affiliates (JUADN, PFJU, ESPIT and ESIEMTH) demand the Greek government to withdraw immediately the proposal and guarantee media pluralism and…

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IFJ calls for ‘coherent engagement’ in tackling challenges to safety in journalism

The President of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) , Jim Boumelha, today told an international conference entitled ‘News Organisations Standing Up for the Safety of Media Professionals’ at UNESCO in Paris that media executives and journalists’ organisations need to work together to provide journalists with protection. M. Boumelha, who spoke at the opening of the conference, along side UNESCO Director Irina…

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The Draft Collective Agreement Presented in Bitola

The Draft Collective Agreement Presented in Bitola OCTOBER 24, 2015 (EDIT) Today in Bitola the Independent Union of Journalists and Media Workers in  Macedonia (SSNM) presented the proposal collective agreement for the media industry. The team working on the collective agreement and the President of SSNM Tamara Causidis said that the agreement was a result of the…

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Macedonia (FYROM): over a hundred journalists illegally tapped

Macedonia’s government stands accused of tapping the phones of over 20,000 citizens, including more than 100 journalists. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and its Macedonian affiliate the Trade Union of Macedonian Journalists and Media Workers (SSNM) expressed grave concern about the publicly announced allegations of mass and unauthorized surveillance of journalists and citizens. Zoran Zaev, leader of the center-left opposition party Social…

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Journalists, Media Workers: We are Going on a Protest!

DECEMBER 16, 2014 Dear colleagues. We have reached a decision to organize a protest! The signatories to the Solidarity Charter, supported by a number of organizations and individuals, have decided to go on a protest against the taxes on authorship and temporary service contracts; against the fake social measures which will reduce our honorariums by 35% and which will leave…

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Journalist Under Constant Risk of Being Fired

“In Macedonia, only 1 % of journalists consider their jobs to be absolutely secure while 77 % believe that they are under constant risk of being fired. Raising the issue and the consequences of the insecure or precarious work in the media industry is more than necessary”, shows a new survey published today (24/11/2014) in Skopje by the…

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