The International Federation of Journalists will hold its next Congress in Moscow from 28 May to June 1. The invitation, registration forms and practical information are now available. Please see the information below and check our web site for updated information as the Congress date gets closer.
<font color="#000080" size="2">TO IFJ MEMBER UNIONS
From: IFJ General Secretary
Brussels, February 25, 2007
<font size="3">WORLD CONGRESS OF THE IFJ IN MOSCOW</font>
The next Congress of the International Federation of Journalists will take place in Moscow from May 28th-June 2nd 2007. This Congress, the largest representative gathering of journalists in the world, is held every three years.
The theme for this year’s event is Making News for Democracy: Building Trust in Quality Journalism, and will include a core programme of events including sessions on
• Journalism and Inter-Cultural Dialogue in the Face of Terrorism and Intolerance
• Global Media and the Fight for Decent Work
• What Future for Journalism?
In addition, you are invited to a special one-day conference prior to the opening of Congress, on May 28th, on Challenging Impunity: the Global Campaign for Justice in Journalism when an International Commission of Inquiry into Impunity in the Killing of Journalists in Russia will be launched.
The total attendance will be around 1,000, including delegates, invited guests and observers, and participants from Russia and the CIS countries. There will be numerous side events and cultural activities which have a daily theme attached to each region – Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East.
The IFJ has negotiated a special rate for Congress delegates of 200$ a night (160€), including Congress registration fee, at the prestigious 5-star congress hotel at the World Trade Centre on the Moskva river. This includes breakfast and an evening meal plus a full cultural programme.
In addition, the Russian Union of Journalists is offering all delegates and guest a three-day river trip to the old Russian city of Nizhniy Novgorod. This would involve a full cultural programme, visits to old cities en route, with all accommodation and meals included for 350 US$ a head (270€).
Enclosed is more information concerning the administrative arrangements for your participation. Attached to it you will find the list giving you per country the number of delegates/votes your organization is entitled to for the Congress.
I look forward very much to seeing you in Moscow!
With Kind Regards,
For more information contact the IFJ at 32 2 235 2200 or via email at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org