I ndian f ederation of w orking j ournalists (ifwj )
Purpose – To safe guard the business and financial interests of its members .
To encourage research & publish Journals
Giving exposure to media persons
The largest journalist organization in the non-aligned world is the Indian Federation of Working Journalists
Founded in New Delhi on 28 October 1950. Independent India's first trade union of media persons, the IFWJ has now over 30,000 primary and associate members, working for electronic media, news agencies and 1,260 journals of 17 languages in 35 states and Union Territories. Having branches in every state
It has bilateral relations with over 47 national unions of the world. IFWJ members partake in the activities of International Labour Organisation (I.L.O., Geneva) and the UNESCO's International Programme for Development of Communication (I.P.D.C., Paris)
It is affiliated to the Confederation of Asian Journalist Unions, Colombo. IFWJ president is also the chairman of this confederation. In recent years hundreds of IFWJ members have been to several countries in Latin America, Europe, the Afro-Asian region and the United States for conferences and training.
T he IFWJ is headed by its president, elected in a nationwide direct voting by thousands of its primary members every three years.
The President is assisted by a Working Committee which has a Secretary-General four vice-presidents, six secretaries, a treasurer and 17 members of executive, chosen at the plenary session by hundreds of its National Council members.
The IFWJ has, as its 12th President, K. Vikram Rao , formerly of the Times of India
His distinguished predecessors included late M. Chalapathi Rau, editor of Lucknow's National Herald, late Pothan Joseph, editor of the daily Dawn and Bangalore's Deccan Herald, late Adhir C. Bannerjee of Calcutta, late T. R. Ramaswami, editor of Madras daily Makkal Kural, and Late Pandit Banarasidas Chaturvedi of U.P
I NDIAN N EWSPAPERS S OCIETY ( ins )
To act as a central organization of the Press in India.
To collect information upon all topics of interest to members.
To promote co-operation in all matters affecting the interest of members.
To hold periodical conferences
Indian newspapers society:
Founded in 1939 as the Indian and Eastern Newspaper Society , the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) is a collective body of newspaper industry which looks after the business and financial interests of its members. It was now a membership of more than 730 newspaper organisations.
The Press Foundation of India, an institution promoted by INS members and run in close cooperation with INS provides opportunities for training and retraining journalists. INS operates a system of accreditation for the advertising agencies also and has laid down conditions for accepting advertisements from them by INS member publications .
It represents the interest of the newspaper industry on the Wage Boards set up by the Government from time to time to recommend the revision of wage structure of working journalists and non-journalists newspaper employees.
One of the key functions performed by the society is to provide assistance to member publications in regard to monitoring the recovery of their dues from Advertising Agencies and Advertisers.
At present Mr Hormusji N Cama, owner of Bombay Samachar [the oldest Indian and Asian daily still in circulation] is the president of INS [2008-09]. INS is hosting the annual congress of World Association for Newspapers (WAN) at Hyderabad in December 2009.
The indian Newspaper Society is proud to have played a significant role in protecting and promoting the freedom of the Press in the world's largest democracy.
Press Institute of India
Founded in 1963, the Press Institute of India is an independent, non-profit trust, established to create and sustain the high and responsible standards of journalism required by a developing country committed to democratic functioning.
For many years the PII was the nodal agency for sending journalists -- reporters, sub- editors and even photographers -- for training to the Thomson Foundation, UK.
Now PII's training workshops for journalists are conducted in-house or in cities and rural areas of India. There is a strong focus on rural reporting, development writing and writing on women's empowerment through the panchayats.
Over the years the PII has trained over 4,000 professionalseditorial and management from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and other parts of Asia.
The first of its kind in Asia, the Press Institute of India (PII) is an independent non-profit society founded in 1963. It was established to create and sustain high and responsible standards of journalism required by a developing country committed to democratic functioning.
Over the decades, PII has organised and supervised a wide range of media training courses and workshops designed to improve professional journalistic and management skills at all levels. It has trained over 4000 professionals - editorial and management - from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and other parts of Asia.
PII is currently giving priority to promoting human development journalism, with emphasis on the panchayat movement, rural reporting, education, biotechnology, economics issues and women’s empowerment. This is to encourage coverage of vital issues affecting the lives of the majority of our people, neglected by the mass media.
Grassroots is a monthly journal published in Hindi and English to disseminate and promote reportage on the human condition. A Tamil edition commenced in March 2005. Grassroots contains a wide range of articles commissioned by PII.
PII continues to publish Vidura in English, a professional quarterly since 45 years on current issues concerning the press. It has recently been revamped and is India’s most authoritative media journal .
Training and other activities
The Press Institute has long-standing media-related collaborations with organizations such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO),
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Press Foundation of Asia and the Ford Foundation.
Other notable collaborators have been the British Council, Thomson Foundation, Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Oxfam (GB), Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, International Council for Rehabilitation of Torture Victims, and International Red Cross.
As PII refocuses on training in technical and subject skills, workshops in Biotechnology are being conducted with the Department of Science and Technology, and Economics Education with the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung and Indian Liberal Group. Training projects with the World Bank are also projected.
PII has actively supported the ‘Right to Information’ campaign’ started by the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan in Rajasthan by bringing out a publication called ‘Transparency’. Subsequently its leader, Aruna Roy, won the Ramon Magasaysay Award, culminating in the enactment of a law on ‘Freedom of Journalism’.