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Unifor Media Council Secretary-Treasurer Jennifer Moreau has been elected to both the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Journalists and to its Gender Council Steering Committee.
“It’s an honour and a privilege to be voted on to the Executive Committee and the Gender Council of the IFJ, an important organization fighting for press freedom and the safety of journalists worldwide,” Moreau said.
Moreau was elected at the IFJ’s international Congress in Tunis last week, and will represent all of North America on the organization’s Executive Committee and on its Gender Council for a three-year term.
“Jennifer Moreau is a great Canadian voice for journalism and the special struggle of women journalists fighting discrimination and harassment. We’re so proud of her new international role,” Unifor Media Director Howard Law said.
Moreau is Secretary-Treasurer of Unifor Local 2000, and is also Secretary-Treasurer of Unifor Media Council.
Peruvian journalist Zuliana Lainez, who spoke at Unifor’s Media Council in 2015, was elected Senior Vice President of the IFJ. In her address to Media Council, Lainez spoke about journalist safety in conflict zones. Moroccan journalist Younes M'Jahed was elected President of the IFJ.
The IFJ is a federation of journalist unions from around the world, representing 600,000 media professionals from 187 trade unions and associations in more than 140 countries. It is based in Brussels, with offices in Dakar, Sydney and Buenos Aires.
It promotes freedom of the press and the safety of journalists. Unifor’s Social Justice Fund worked with the IFJ on a three-year project to help promote the safety of journalists in Mexico, one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist.