The main priority for unions in the region remains sustaining quality jobs in the media industry which is deeply challenged by changes related to the distribution of information on the internet.
These programmes include union building and trade union development, media safety, press freedom and legal reform, gender equality, media ethics, and self regulation and human rights journalism.
In the first half of this year, the IFJ is organising four key activities: (1) Four national meetings on safety of journalists in yemen, Lebanon, Palestine and Iraq; (2) IFJ regional meeting for unions in AWME; (3) Training of Trainers workshop on Human Rights journalism; (4) Launching conference from the Med Media programme.
We have advised extensively on State aid issues, including notifications to and investigations by the European Commission and related litigation, and public procurement law.
In conjunction with litigation experts in other offices, we have extensive litigation experience concerning a broad variety of antitrust matters, including international arbitration and follow-on damages actions.
The main goal of the office is to protect the rights, freedom and safety of journalists in the region and promote unity and solidarity.