European Federation of Journalists

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The European Federation of Journalists is a branch of the International Federation of Journalists. It is the largest organisation of journalists in Europe, representing about 310,000 journalists in 39 countries.[1] It is headquartered in Brussels.


It coordinates the activities of unions affiliated to the International Federation of Journalists in Europe with a focus on developing and promoting common interests in the fields of social, economic, cultural and media policy. Its aim is to protect and defend freedom of expression and information as well as journalists' human rights.[2] The EFJ describes itself as fighting "for social and professional rights of journalists working in all sectors of the media.[1]

The EFJ is recognized by the European Union, the Council of Europe and the European Trade Union Confederation as the representative voice of journalists in Europe.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "About the European Federation of Journalists". European Federation of Journalists. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "European Federation of Journalist [sic]". European Monitoring Centre on Change. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 

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