International Day of Solidarity of Journalists

International Day of Solidarity of Journalists (International Day of Journalists' Solidarity ) was established in 1958 in Bucharest, on the 4th Congress of the International Organization of Journalists. As conceived by members of Congress, in this day and journalists all over the media should show the world their solidarity, especially in the protection of their rights.

September 8 in 1943 Germany was executed Czechoslovak journalist, writer and anti-Nazi (Julius Fuchik). He became interested in politics already in his youth and in 1921 became one of the founders of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. In 1941 he became a member of the Fucik second central underground Communist Party rule. April 24 in 1942, he was, along with six other members of the liberation movement, arrested by the Gestapo.

Julius Fucik became known worldwide for his book "Report from the Gallows" written by him in the dungeons of the Prague prison. After his death, the book was translated into 70 languages, and on the day of his death in 1958 by Julius Fucik was observed as the International Day of Solidarity of Journalists.

In the late 20th century, at the next conference on 8 September was designated International Day of Solidarity journalists. Thus, this day is not just another professional holiday, but during the day, when all the journalists can feel their unity and solidarity.

On the International Day of Solidarity of Journalists around the world with conferences, meetings, which bring together journalists from different countries. At these conferences, holidays, they not only share their experiences, but also receive awards for their sometimes very dangerous work.