Russian Union of Journalists suspended from International Federation of Journalists

Russian Union of Journalists suspended from International Federation of Journalists


The Russian Union of Journalists has been suspended from the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), a global union, Russia’s state controlled TASS reported on Wednesday.

The IFJ, which represents more than 600,000 media workers across the world, said the Russian union’s membership was suspended following an investigation then a vote by its global executive committee on Wednesday.

The vote was held after the union refused to reconsider its decision to set up branches in four regions annexed by Russia, the federation said.

“The Russian Union of Journalists’ actions in establishing four branches in the annexed Ukrainian territories have clearly shattered … solidarity and sown divisions among sister unions,” said IFJ President Dominique Pradalié.

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