OJA to host IFJ congress

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The Sultanate, represented by Oman Journalists Association (OJA), is scheduled to host 31st congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), a global union federation of journalists’ trade unions, in May 2022.

This was announced during video conferencing meetings held recently by the IFJ’s Executive Office, where a team from OJA chaired by Dr Mohammed bin Mubarak al Araimi, Chairman of the OJA’s Board of Directors, submitted the Sultanate’s hosting portfolio.

The Sultanate secured 18 votes out of 21, which makes it the second Arab country to host the congress after Tunis.

The five-day meeting will be convened in May with the presence of 300 participants representing 178 journalistic unions, federations, associations and authorities.

The International Federation had earlier assigned the Association to organise the meetings of the Executive Office between March 13 and 17, 2020, but due to the prevailing situation of the pandemic, they were postponed four times.

Meanwhile, the IFJ’s next meetings will witness the election of a new executive office for the next three-year round.—Agencies