The Rise and Fall of the International Organization of Journalists Based in Prague 1946-2016 : Useful Recollections Part III Paperback / softback
Paperback / softback
In this book, Finnish scholar Kaarle Nordenstreng provides a unique account of the Prague-based International Organization of Journalists, a group that was at one time the world's largest media association.
The IOJ expanded from a postwar fraternity of professional journalists in twenty countries to a truly global organization that had its hand in running journalism schools, a publishing house, a conference service, and a number of commercial enterprises in Czechoslovakia.
Though the Cold War kept most Western journalists' unions isolated from the organization, the IOJ was a major player in Communist Eastern Europe--at its peak in the late 1980s, the IOJ counted 300,000 journalists as members.
Nordenstreng--who served as president of the IOJ for fourteen years--illuminates this exciting and little-explored chapter in the history of postwar Europe, from the rise of the Iron Curtain through the post-Soviet 1990s.
He enlivens his firsthand account with personal testimonies from former IOJ members and a wealth of previously unpublished internal documents.