APUWJ prez Amar Sangno to represent India at IFJ World Congress

Amar Sangno

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) president Amar Sangno will represent India at the 31st World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) to be held in Muscat, Oman from May 31 to June 3.

IFJ is a global federation of journalists’ unions — the largest globally. It represents more than 600,000 media workers from 187 organisations in 146 countries.

Besides Sangno, also the Indian Journalists’ Union (IJU) secretary, IJU president Geetartha Pathak, IJU general secretary and IFJ vice-president Sabina Inderjit and Samim Sultana Ahmed, a member of the IFJ Gender Council Steering Committee, would fly to Muscat for the programme.

IFJ is organising the 31st World Congress in collaboration with the Oman Journalists’ Association. The theme of the event is protecting journalists and securing democracy.

“As the IFJ celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2026, we are very pleased to be holding the IFJ Congress for the first time in its history in the Middle East, in Muscat,” IFJ president Younes Mjahed said.

About 300 delegates from different countries will exchange views about the journalism crisis in Afghanistan, Ukraine and Yemen, and Pegasus: journalists under surveillance.

The members will also discuss topics such as “winning at work: unions in action” and “ending impunity: the IFJ global campaign”.

“We also look forward to exchanging views on issues of both global and regional media developments,” Sangno said.

Representing IJU, Sangno had earlier attended the IFJ’s Asia-Pacific workshops on organising unions and facing growing challenges from the digital media in the Asia-Pacific region in Kathmandu, Nepal and Bangkok, Thailand in 2018.

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