The 31st Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) began today at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is hosted by the Oman Journalists Association (OJA), on behalf of the Sultanate of Oman. There are several topics on the agenda of the Congress, including a discussion of various social phenomena and a meeting of the Federation of Asia-Pacific Journalists (FAPAJ).
FAPAJ consists of representatives of journalism unions from Asia and the Pacific. Sultanate of Oman proposed to the IFJ in 2019 to establish a federation of journalism unions from Asian and Pacific countries. As part of the event, several presentations were given by representatives of regional newsrooms on the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on newsrooms and journalism.
In addition, the IFJ’s Gender Council held its monthly meeting today. This session covered the council’s progress over the last three years. It is noteworthy that this event receives wide international coverage. More than 350 journalists from over 100 countries are attending the event, along with 50 journalists and media personalities from newspapers, radios, televisions, and e-newspapers around the world.