European Federation of Journalists


The European Federation of Journalists is member of the Ethical Journalism Network aiming to strengthen the craft of journalism and to promote for the public benefit high ethical standards in media through education, training and publication of useful research.

#MediaAgainstHate is a Europe-wide campaign led by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and a coalition of civil society organisations. We aim to counter hate speech and discrimination in the media, both on and offline, by promoting ethical standards, while maintaining respect for freedom of expression. Our work is underpinned by the belief that the rights to equality and freedom of expression are mutually reinforcing and essential to human dignity.

The EFJ follows the IFJ Declaration of Principles on the Conduct of Journalists (adopted by 1954 IFJ Congress) that has become the guiding principles for journalists and their unions to enforce ethics and quality in journalism.

The universal principles have been endorsed by unions and associations of journalists coming from vastly different cultures and traditions. The IFJ code of ethics embraces the core values of journalism – truth, independence and the need to minimise harm.

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