The Executive Committee of the International Federation of Journalists' (IFJ) has decided this weekend that its next Congress will take place in Angers, western of France.
90 years since the International Federation of Journalists was established in 1926 in Paris, its 29th Congress will be co-organised by the French unions of journalists SNJ and SNJ-CGT from 7 – 10 June 2016 in the city of Angers, south western of Paris.
The city, located in the heart of Val de Loire, only 1h30 from Paris, offers first class facilities to host international congresses.
"The organising unions are committed to ensuring the World Congress is partially self-funded with help from regional, local authorities and some French patrons," said Olivier Da Lage, French member of IFJ's Executive committee. "This is a feasible challenge for unions which base their work on activism," he added.
The leaflet is available here and the promotional video here (in French with English subtitles).
Brussels, 30 March 2015
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