The President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Affail Monney, has left Accra for Tunis to attend the 2019, Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in the Tunisian capital.
The Congress is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, June 11 to Friday, June 14.
A statement signed and issued by the GJA General Secretary, Kofi Yeboah, said the topmost agenda for the congress will be the election of a new IFJ President and Executive Council members.
The statement further said delegates will also discuss critical issues in the media industry globally, with the safety and welfare of journalists on the front burner.
According to the statement, throughout the federation’s ninety-three years of existence, there had never been strong moves from the African caucus to elect an IFJ President from Africa until recent times when such a move has emerged for the very first time in the history of the federation.
The IFJ is the largest global federation of Journalists’ Trade Unions and Associations, which aims at protecting and strengthening the rights and freedoms of journalists.
The GJA has been a long-standing affiliate member of the IFJ, contributing significantly to the aspirations and development of the federation over the years.
The GJA President is expected to return home from the congress on Monday, June 17, 2019.