IAPWJ's aim is to elevate the professional standards of journalism through the exchange of ideas, by building links between journalists in different countries, and by making training available for all members at affordable prices.
Who We Are
The IAPWJ is an association of international professional working journalists from every corner of the world. No matter where in the world you are, if you are a working journalist, you are eligible for membership.
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IAPWJ Welcomes You!
The International Association of Professional Working Journalists (IAPWJ) was formed as a professional association for the betterment of journalism, both for our members and for their audiences, whether they be in radio, TV, print or online. As conflicts around the world are putting increasing pressure on journalists, we will strive to represent our members at the highest levels.
Journalists include various types of editors, editorial writers, columnists, photojournalists, and videographers. More recently the sphere of blogging has entered mainstream journalism, and even more recently 'drone journalists' have emerged, using remote controlled 'flying cameras' to get even better coverage of events.
Is Google the real 'Big Brother'?
While most of us have been busy thinking about net neutrality, guess what Google has been doing. The leading search engine has decided to change the criteria it uses for ranking content on the internet, so that content will no longer be ranked by popularity, as it has been since the beginning. The new ranking system will instead use what it has determined to be ‘truth’ as its ranking tool. This Orwellian move opens the door for Google to homogenize thought and become the global arbiters of truth, with the ability to send content it declares as ‘untrue’ into the dustbin of obscurity.