Tunisia to play host to 30th IFJ Congress on June 11-14
07/06/2019 17:16, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Tunisia will host on June 11-14, at the invitation of the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (French: SNJT), the 30th Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

Tunisia will be the first country in the Middle East and Africa to host IFJ meetings, SNJT Friday said.

The congress, to be held under the motto "For a Free Press," will see the participation of more than 300 union leaders representing around 600,000 journalists affiliated with 187 unions and associations in 140 countries.

IFJ meetings will begin on June 11 at the City of Culture; a pre-conference will focus on three key issues, namely the future of journalism in the digital age, good trade union practices around the world and journalism after Arab revolutions. All panels will include leading practitioners from around the world.

IFJ President Philippe Leruth will afterwards hold a press conference.

IFJ President will address attendees at the opening of the Congress, in addition to the President of the SNJT, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) President, the President of the Federation of Arab Journalists (FAJ) and President of the Republic Béji Caid Essebsi.

A march will be staged to the SNJT headquarters in solidarity with journalists who risk their lives doing their job.

Works of the Congress set for June 12-14 will be held behind closed doors. The last day will see the election of members of IFJ Executive Committee.

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