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The IWD 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call to action for driving gender balance across the world.
While the EU directive does include some protections for journalists, it could deny journalists any revenue arising from the re-use of their work online and other rights.
In the Shadow of Violence: journalists and media killed in 2018, details cases of 95 journalists and media professionals who lost their lives in targeted killings, bomb attacks or crossfire incidents
Abu Dhabi TV cameraman Ziad al-Sharaabi was killed in Yemen’s port city of Mokha
Ayşe Düzkan and her journalist colleagues, sentenced last year for “propagandising for a terrorist organisation”, have been sent to prison. The union is lobbying for their release.
Unions offer condolences to the family and friends of Ben Khalifa and call on the authorities to act
Nederlands Vereniging van Journalisten and its photojournalist section are threatening strike action in protest at the erosion of rates of pay.
The member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has been sent to prison for her work on the Paradise Papers investigation into offshore tax havens.
The International Federation of Journalists’annual list shows a reverse in the downward trend of killings of journalists and media staff in the past three years and a growing crisis in journalists’safety across the globe.
The result is legally significant for freelance journalists who will be able to collectively bargain to seek better terms for their work