Highlights of the Recent IFJ Executive Committee Meeting

The IFJ Executive Committee met on November 28-29. The IFJ has about 160 affiliate unions in 148 countries, representing around 600,000 journalists. Here are some of the highlights from that meeting. Three Unions Join the IFJ:  The Tehran Journalists Association (TJA), the Afghan Independent Journalists Union (AIJU), and the National Syndicate of Journalists of Comoriens […]

Freelance Isn’t Free is Coming to LA!

Los Angeles, June 28 – Yesterday the City Council Committee on Economic Development and Jobs voted unanimously to have the City Attorney draft an ordinance to make Freelance Isn’t Free the law in LA. The new law will  take effect on July 1, 2023, giving the City time to fund staff and enforcement mechanisms, and will coincide with […]

Support Builds for NYS “Freelance Isn’t Free” Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Tyler Adams, 917-597-4736, tyler@senatorgounardes.nyc To view the livestream of the press conference, click here Additional photos and videos available on request Support Builds for “Freelance Isn’t Free” Bill to Protect Freelancers Against Wage Theft Statewide One-Third of Americans Are Freelance or Contract Workers;  S8369/A9368 Would Ensure Freelancers Receive Contracts, Payment Senator […]

IFJ Calls on Unesco to Protect Journalists in Ukraine

27 February 2022 Since the outbreak of Russia’s armed conflict against Ukraine, the International Federation of Journalists has been in constant contact with its Ukrainian affiliates, NUJU and IMTUU, and has echoed warnings against journalists being seduced by disinformation. The IFJ and its affiliates around the world call on Unesco to do everything possible to […]

State Senator Andrew Gounardes, Assemblymember Harry Bronson Introduce ‘Freelance Isn’t Free’ Bill to Protect Freelancers Against Wage Theft Statewide 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tyler Adams, 917-597-4736, tyler@senatorgounardes.nyc To view the livestream of the press conference, click here Additional photos and videos available on request State Senator Andrew Gounardes, Assemblymember Harry Bronson Introduce ‘Freelance Isn’t Free’ Bill to Protect Freelancers Against Wage Theft Statewide One-Third of Americans Are Freelance or Contract Workers; S8369 Would Ensure […]

New York City Sues French Fashion Media Company L’Officiel USA for Failing to Pay NYC Freelancers

December 1, 2021 NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the City ’s Law Department and the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) have filed a lawsuit against L ’Officiel USA, the American subsidiary of the French-owned global media company that operates several print and digital magazines about fashion, beauty, music, film, literature, […]