Global: AFP: Stop the rights grab…fair contracts for all!
French-owned multinational media group Agence France Presse (AFP) is trying to steal workers’ rights.
AFP is imposing new contracts on freelance photographers working in a number of countries outside of France where workers enjoy the protection of a collective agreement. It is discrimination!
The contracts are abusive and exploitative. They seek to grab photographers’ rights in return for NO additional payment. It is theft!
The contract requires photographers to sign a global, irrevocable, perpetual licence to allow the company to use their photos and videos on any medium, in any language, in any form including in any future products. The company has signed a collective agreement with photographers employed in France but is choosing to discriminate against photographers working in a number of other countries by stealing their copyright.
Despite a demand by the unions the company has failed to withdraw the contracts. They want to profit by stealing workers’ rights. Don’t let them!
- Take action now to protect workers’ rights
- Join the campaign on twitter #AFPwrong
- Download campaign material here
- Read more about the situation at AFP here, here and here
- Read a message of support from French unions for our campaign
Pamela Morinière, IFJ Authors' Rights Officer
+32 (0)2 235 22 16 // +32 (0)4 7913 86 82
The International Federation of Journalists represents more than 600,000 journalists in 140 countries