Palestinian Journalists Syndicate Congress Held in Ramallah

Ramallah, Palestine May 25 – “They attack us because we are witnesses…We will never give up.” That’s how PJS President and IFJ Vice President, Nasser Abu Bakr opened the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) Congress. The hybrid mass event was attended by about 2,000 delegates, half of them attending online from Gaza. Members of the IFJ […]

IFJ ExCom Meets in Athens

The IFJ ExCom was held in Athens on April 20-22. The ExCom, elected at the last Congress, includes representatives from Peru, Colombia, Panama, Angola, Cameroon, Somalia, Libya, Tunisia, Oman, India, Palestine, France, Germany, UK, Spain, Australia, Canada and the US. Maybe the most pressing issue on the agenda is the developing split within the federation, […]

NWU Stands with WGA!!!

All About the Writers Strike: What Does the WGA Want and Why Are They Fighting So Hard for it? (explainer by NWU Freelance Solidarity Project member Eric Thurm)

Free Mumia!

On March 9, a delegation visited Mumia at SCI Mahanoy Prison in Pennsylvania, made up of Jacky Hortaut of the French Collective for the Liberation of Mumia, Patrick Kamenka, representative of the French SNJ-CGT National Union of Journalists, and NWU President Larry Goldbetter representing the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). The visit began with a message of […]

Freelance Isn’t Free Comes to Los Angeles

For Immediate Release- February 24, 2023 Contact: Jake Flynn, 213.473.7003, cell- 310.663.3770 **PRESS RELEASE** ‘FREELANCE ISN’T FREE ACT’ ADOPTED BY CITY COUNCIL, ESTABLISHES NEW PROTECTIONS FOR FREELANCE WORKERS   With over 300,000 freelancers in LA, Blumenfield’s law established new, vital protections, supporting the City’s economy and job prospects. Los Angeles, CA – Today, the LA City […]

Freelance Still Isn’t Free

Senator Gounardes, Assemblymember Bronson Re-Introduce Legislation to Protect Rights & Wages of Freelancers Statewide ‘Freelance Isn’t Free’ would extend protections to independent workers statewide; was passed by the NYS legislature last session, but vetoed by the Governor Albany, NY – Today, State Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Harry Bronson reintroduced their Freelance Isn’t Free bill […]

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 […]