Human Rights

The JFI does not subscribe to any given political viewpoint, but promotes human rights, democracy and pluralism. The JFI is opposed to discrimination of all kinds and condemns the use of media as propaganda or to promote intolerance and conflict. The JFI believes in media pluralism and freedom of political and cultural expression.

We defend trade union and other basic human rights by:

  • Recognizing excellence in reporting human rights, democracy and development through the International Award & Prize for journalism.
  • Protesting against physical threats, attacks and other attempts to silence or intimidate journalists, and by monitoring media regulation worldwide.
  • Raising awareness about the rights of children, integrating child rights in the professional code of ethics, supporting an international exchange of best practices between the unions, and enabling children to be seen and heard.
  • Combating racism by promoting debate within journalism, exchanging good practice and developing international initiatives, such as the JFI Tolerance prize for excellence in journalism combating racism and discrimination.
  • Working for women journalists’ rights in the workplaces and in the unions, encouraging discussion about the portrayal of gender in the media, and creating networks for women within the JFI.
  • Campaigning on behalf of journalists within the UN as an organization at the General Assembly and within the UNESCO as an organization.
  • Representing journalists, too, at regional level within the JFI and other regional organizations.

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