Europäische Journalisten Föderation

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[eqfw-layout][{„css“:“eqfw-layout_row is-right-sidebar“,“cells“:[{„css“:“eqfw-layout_cell is-main“,“widgets“:[{„name“:“WP_Widget_Text“,“data“:[{„name“:“widget-text[_id_][title]“,“value“:““},{„name“:“widget-text[_id_][text]“,“value“:“The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) defends public service values in broadcasting. We promote public service values, editorial independence, quality programmes and democratic and accountable systems of administration. The EFJ is a member of the social dialogue in the audiovisual sector of the European Union._EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N__EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_As with other sectors, broadcasting journalists continue to face severe problems for their future. Redundancies are occurring in both public and commercial broadcasting organisations, pension funds are in crisis, and employers are, in many cases, forcing changes in working practices, changes in agreements on pay and conditions, and demanding that workers should take on additional duties and skills. It’s not just employers reducing employment standards; there is a rise in political interference:_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N__EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_- In Greece there has been a state plan to integrate public broadcast journalists into the civil servants‘ payroll and to renegotiate the national collective agreement_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_- In Hungary the changes in the broadcasting laws by a government which has refused to abide by European agreements_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_- In the United Kingdim a five-year freeze on the BBC’s licence fee imposed by the government leading to 2,000 jobs being lost_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_- In Portugal, Spain and France governments are putting financial pressure on public broadcasters to downsize or even privatise_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N__EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_These are just a few examples of what is happening all over Europe and show the difficulties affiliates have in trying to defend pay and conditions for their members. Older and more experienced journalists are forced into retirement or made redundant. If they are replaced it’s usually by young, untrained people on low pay, poor conditions. This often leads to a fall in quality. Also many of the new recruits are not willing to join a union._EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N__EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_The EFJ builds union solidarity. It co-ordinates discussions with unions, international organisations and other global groups dealing with media. This action programme should lead to the preservation and expansion of broadcasting of high standards and integrity.“},{„name“:“widget-text[_id_][filter]“,“value“:“on“}]}]},{„css“:“eqfw-layout_cell is-sidebar“,“widgets“:[{„name“:“WP_Widget_Text“,“data“:[{„name“:“widget-text[_id_][title]“,“value“:“Broadcasting Expert Group (BREG)“},{„name“:“widget-text[_id_][text]“,“value“:“Chair John Basby_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_Gerhard Moser_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_Johannes Duchrow_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_Jordi Lopez_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_Moschos Voitsidis_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_Mouloud Aissou_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_Paco Audije_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_Sidsel Avlund_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_Susanna Sjöstedt_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_Uli Wagner_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_Vittorio di Trapani“},{„name“:“widget-text[_id_][filter]“,“value“:“on“}]},{„name“:“Report_Widget_Separator“,“data“:[{„name“:“widget-report_separator[_id_][style]“,“value“:“small-margin“}]},{„name“:“WP_Widget_Text“,“data“:[{„name“:“widget-text[_id_][title]“,“value“:“Contact“},{„name“:“widget-text[_id_][text]“,“value“:“Yuk Lan Wong_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_Policy and Projects Officer_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_+32 (0)2 235 22 26_EQFW_SLASH_R__EQFW_SLASH_N_yuklan.wong(at)ifj(dot)org“},{„name“:“widget-text[_id_][filter]“,“value“:“on“}]}]}]}][/eqfw-layout]