About the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is a regional organisation of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). The EFJ is the largest organisation of journalists in Europe, representing over 320. 000 journalists in 38 countries.
The EFJ was created   in 1994 within the framework of the IFJ Constitution to represent the interests of journalists' unions and their journalists. It has established an independent legal status as an international non-profit association (AISBL) since February 2013 according to the Belgian law.

The EFJ fights for social and professional rights of journalists working in all sectors of the media across Europe through strong trade unions and associations.

The EFJ promotes and defends the rights to freedom of expression and information as guaranteed by Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The EFJ supports its affiliates to foster trade union development, to recruit new members, and to maintain or create environments in which quality, journalistic independence, pluralism, public service values, and decent work in the media exist.

The EFJ is recognised by the European Union, the Council of Europe, and the European Trade Union Confederation as the representative voice of journalists in Europe. It has registered with the EU Transparency Register (No. 27471236588-39).

The EFJ has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

Download the EFJ logo HERE. It is available in French and English.