IFJ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Advisory for Media Professionals
With the world on edge amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease ( COVID-19), journalists are likely to be affected at their workplace, in their travel and reporting assignments across the globe. Their health and that of people they come into contact with should be the highest pritority at all times.
Trade unions are working with employers and governments to address issues of concern to workers arising from the current crisis and are providing support and advice to their members through local unions.
To this end, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the world’s largest organisation of journalists representing over 600.000 members in 146 countries, is issuing this media advisory to urge precautions and compliance with health experts’ recommendations in these times of health crisis.