Muscat: The 31st Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) kicked off on Tuesday at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The 4-day event is hosted by the Sultanate of Oman, represented by Oman Journalists Association (OJA).
The Congress’ agenda cover a spectrum of topics, particularly discussing various social phenomena and holding the constitutive meeting of the Federation of Asia-Pacific Journalists (FAPAJ).
The FAPAJ comprises representatives of journalismof unions from Asia and the Pacific.
The Sultanate of Oman proposed to the IFJ in 2019 to establish a federation for journalists that represents journalism unions of Asian and Pacific countries.
The event also included several presentations given by regional representatives on the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on journalism and newsrooms.
Meanwhile, the IFJ Gender Council also held its meeting today. This meeting reviewed the council’s initiatives throughout the last three years.
It is worth noting that this event receives wide international coverage. AS many as 350 journalists, representing associations from over 100 countries are taking part in the event, in addition to 50 journalists and media personalities who represent newspapers, radios, televisions channels, and e-newspapers from all over the world.