International Federation of Journalists

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) "is the world's largest organisation of journalists. First established in 1926, it was relaunched in 1946 and again, in its present form, in 1952. Today the Federation represents around 500.000 members in more than 100 countries." [1]

"The General Assembly held in Mogadishu [ Somalia ] from 29 to 31 August was supported by the National Endowment for Democracy and guided by the IFJ." [2]

Mr. Hafez Al-Bukari the Yemen project coordinator for IFJ, is a 2006–2007 Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellow at the NED.

Along with 17 other organizations they helped organize the Global Forum for Media Development which took place in Amman, Jordan October 1-3 2005. [1]

IFJ report role of media in Venezuela's 2002 coup

For an important evaluation of the mass media's role in the April 2002 coup, by the International Federation of Journalists, see "Missing Link in Venezuela's Political Crisis: How Media and Government Failed a Test of Journalism and Democracy," Report of the IFJ Mission to Caracas, June 10-12, 2002.

IFJ Executive Committee Members

As elected by IFJ Congress in Athens, Greece in May 2004






Latin America

North America

  • 1st Reserve : Rogaciano Mendez Sindicato Nacional de Redactores de la Prensa y Trabajadores de Actividades Similares y Conexes, Mexico
  • 2nd Reserve : Gerald Colby National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981), USA


  • 1st Reserve : Ruth Pollard Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, Australia
  • 2nd Reserve : Alan Kennedy Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, Australia


General Secretary


Contact details

IPC-Residence Palace, Bloc C
Rue de la Loi 155
B-1040 Brussels
Phone: 32-2-235 22 00
Fax: 32-2-235 22 19
Email: ifj AT

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Country profile: Jordan BBC, accessed November 2007.