International Press Centre
Residence Palace - Bloc C, 2nd Floor
Rue de la Loi 155
Phone: +32 2 235 22 00
Fax: +32 2 235 22 19
President: Philippe Leruth
General Secretary: Anthony Bellanger
Year operations began:
The IFJ is the organisation that speaks for journalists within the United Nations system and within the international trade union movement. The IFJ promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists. The IFJ does not subscribe to any given political viewpoint, but promotes human rights, democracy and pluralism. The IFJ is opposed to discrimination of all kinds and condemns the use of media as propaganda or to promote intolerance and conflict. The IFJ believes in freedom of political and cultural expression and defends trade union and other basic human rights. It defends strong authors’ rights protection and fair contracts for journalists and press photographers.
187 unions in over 140 countries representing more than 600,000 journalists and media workers.