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INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS' NETWORK, IJNet - Issue #289
January 3, 2005

 BOSNIAN JOURNALISTS LAUNCH NEW UNION

After two years of negotiations, three of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s six journalism unions have merged into one the new Journalists’ Union of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) reported.

The new union replaces the Independent Union of Professional Journalists, the Association of Journalists APEL, and the Independent Union of Journalists of Republika Srpska.

IFJ said it has been working toward merging all six unions since 1998, when the associations signed a memorandum agreeing to cooperate in the defense of journalists’ rights.

IFJ General Secretary Aidan White said the merger was long overdue.

“This new union offers a challenge to other groups in the country to join in a process of unity and solidarity that can only strengthen the cause of free journalism for the future,” White said. “Together journalists will be much better placed to defend their rights and serve the public with quality, objective information.”

IFJ: http://www.ifj.org/default.asp?Index=2846&Language=EN.

 

source: IJNet#289
published by: Daniela Mathis dma@medienhilfe.ch date of release on this site 12/01/05 

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