The Israel Association of Periodical Press IAPP
The Israel Association of Periodical Press IAPP incorporates some 600 editors and journalists associated with the periodical and local press. Its members are deeply involved in the publishing of political, social, educational and general interest journals issued in Hebrew and many other languages.
The IAPP is a voluntary Association. Members are accepted on a personal and elected basis, according to set criteria.
Founded in May 1962, the association is directed by a 55- member council elected every three years by a General Assembly, which also elects the President of the Association. The council elects a 35-member board. Members of the Board also serve as heads of various committees of the Association. The main active committees are: Organization, Training and Advanced Studies, Ethics, Cultural and Social Activities, Publication and Printing and Foreign Relations.
The Association is affiliated to the Israel Press Council. Its main purposes are to:
* Enhance the professional and cultural level of its members.
* Improve the standard and quality of periodicals.
Defend the rights of its members and the freedom of the press.*
* Establish good relations with similar associations in various countries
* Issue a year book of the periodical press in Israel.
* Issue of Meida-Media Periodicals and Magazines in Israel.
The association operates through annual membership fees and has an office in Tel-Aviv, It offers its members free legal advice, and supports their professional rights. The members posses a journalists card which entitles them to various rights and benefits.
The Association organizes conferences, seminars and meetings on communications, publishing, advertising, editing and printing, as well as public forums and discussions an issue of general interest.
The international activities of the Association are conducted on four different tracks:
* Activity within the framework of the IAPP (The International Federation of
Periodical Press). FIPP is today one of the Leading organizations in the
printed media in the world,
* Exchanges of delegations with parallel associations in the world,
* Professional visits by invitation of various governments,
* Combined professional and tourist trips for members of the Association.