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14.01.2010 10:42 - Всичко за Световния конгрес на журналистите в Испания 24 - 27 май 2010.
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Journalism: In Touch with the Future   This is an historic moment for the world of media and journalism. At the start of a new decade, and one filled with the promise and uncertainty of change, the IFJ World Congress in Cadiz, Spain, will set out the IFJ’s vision for the future of journalism.   The Congress will be held at the end of May. Among the key debates at the Congress, from May 24-27th May, will be discussion on how the work of journalists is changing and how unions plan to recruit and organise the new media workforce.   There will be focus, as usual, on the crisis of news safety and labour rights, but also how we reinforce the professional and ethical strength of journalism at a time when media employers and others are guilty of lowering

    With traditional media models broken and a need for innovation in funding journalism of the future, delegates will look to the ideas from the IFJ’s report on discussion of the future to develop the policies that will meet the challenges and opportunities provided by media convergence in the information age.   The Congress will involve a lot of talk – but action will be on the agenda, particularly aimed at protecting the social and professional conditions of journalists. One clear challenge will be to ensure that the new world of journalism brings media closer than ever to the citizens.   This page is your door to the Congress debate. It will provide information on the Congress organisation, the motions that will be discussed, the key issues covering employment, ethics, and union rights, and all the opinions and ideas that will be tossed into the forum for debate.   One key question is how journalists’ unions will organise the new media workforce. In this opening contribution to the debate, newly-appointed IFJ Honorary Treasurer Mogens Blicher Bjerregеrdargues for a new approach from IFJ unions.   This page provides an opportunity to develop the arguments and ideas that can provide signposts for a future for journalism that is safe, professional and rewarding. Join the debate. We look forward to hearing from you.   Aidan White IFJ General Secretary     A decade for inclusiveness By Mogens Blicher Bjerregеrd President of the Danish Union of Journalists (DJ) Member of the IFJ Executive Committee and Honorary Treasurer
  The world of journalism is moving into a new decade of transformation, expansion and opportunity. To make the most of this new situation all journalists’ unions – and the IFJ itself – must embrace a new and inclusive process of union-building in which we can take the offensive in our battles with media employers and governments.   We have to provide leadership in the drive to develop the future of media and communications in the context of quality, high ethical standards, public service values and meaningful diversity. All of this will reinforce free speech, freedom of information and media freedom.   But we can only become a vanguard organisation by improving our organising tools. More than half a million journalists are members of the affiliates of IFJ, but we should be much larger and much more representative of the expanding world of information and work. Our unions, for example, should represent at least two million colleagues. We need to recruit in all areas of the new media landscape in order to strengthen our impact.   Our first and most important tool is to exchange our exclusive way of organising into an inclusive organising strategy. That does not mean we diminish or devalue our identity as, first and foremost, the world’s premier organisation for journalists. But we do need to recognise that journalists and the people they work with have common interests, common goals and are interdependent as workers.   To develop our new strategies we need friends and cooperation inside the trade union family. We need to nourish and cherish the differences in the ways that national unions are developing different cultural ways of developing their unions.   In some countries we will see closer cooperation between different trade unions while we in others we can expect merging of unions and associations covering everybody, who works with content in all media and communication. There is no single model that that we need to adopt.   But what we must do is support the fundamental principle that all media workers and communication staff should be organised into trade unions. Furthermore we should take action to extend our scope for recruitment into all areas of media and communication from which employees and freelancers will seek membership. All of this will strengthen journalism, the IFJ and the global union movement.   During the coming three year congress period should help each other to strengthen our affiliates in their trade union work. We must encourage innovation, and be more open to new groups of workers. This will show immediate results.   But the first step is to change our mind-set. We need to stop thinking of journalists as a professional elite. We need to recognise that while we can and must protect and strengthen the work that journalists do, we can also extend our reach to include everyone working with information content without any reservations.   As we forge ahead let us build bridges with other groups of workers, let us strengthen the co-operation and information sharing between IFJ unions, let us look for new forms of co-operation with other international trade union groups and let us focus on what counts – union solidarity and building democracy through journalism as a public good and in which everyone, at work and in society at large, has a vested interest.                     


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