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International Federation of Journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is a global confederation of journalists’ trade unions and associations. It is dedicated to building solidarity among journalists, fighting for their rights, and upholding ethical and professional standards. The IFJ also supports its member unions’ work for human rights, decent working conditions, professional freedom, and journalists’ safety. The IFJ works on the principle that democracy can only be meaningful, when there is press freedom and independent journalism.

The IFJ represents over half a million journalists across 161 unions in 117 countries. It was established in Paris, France, in 1926 after which it was relaunched twice (the first relaunch was in 1946 and the second in 1952). This entry further describes the organisation, its initiatives, and collaborations with other organisations.

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