Monday, October 1, 2007

European journalists unions to stand up for journalism

Journalists' rights, collective agreements and quality journalism are actively promoted by the member unions of the European Federation of Journalists. The growing pressure of political interference, media consolidation, excessive commercialization of the news (sound familiar?) and failing workplace conditions and standards is creating an alarming crisis that, according to the EFJ, is negatively impacting quality journalism. Member unions are being called to "stand up" in a full day of continent-wide collective action Nov. 5 to protest the decline in quality journalism.

The EFJ is part of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). The Newspaper Guild-CWA is also a member of the IFJ.(end of post)

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