• Michael D. Higgins

    |President of Ireland

    President Higgins, a poet, academic and public intellectual was inaugurated as President of Ireland on  11 November 2011. He is a passionate...

  • Patrick Itschert

    |Deputy General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation

    Patrick was elected deputy general secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation in May 2011. From  2009 to 2011, he served as general secretary of...

  • Frances O' Grady

    |General Secretary Trade Union Congress (TUC)

    Frances was appointed general secretary of the TUC last January, having served as deputy general secretary since 2003. She is a member of the NUJ. Before the...

  • David Begg

    |General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Union

    David has been general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions since 2001. He sits on the executive committee of the European Trade Union Confederation...

  • Wellington Chibebe

    |Deputy General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

    Wellington was elected deputy general secretary of the ITUC in 2011. Prior to taking up that position, he served as Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Congress of...

  • Jim Boumelha

    |President, International Federation of Journalists

    Jim was elected president of the International Federation of Journalists at the Moscow congress in 2007. Before then he was IFJ Honorary Treasurer for two cycles. He...

  • Beth Costa

    |General Secretary, International Federation of Journalists

  • Olivier Da Lage

    |Vice-President, International Federation of Journalists

    Currently Editor in chief at radio France International (RFI), Olivier Da Lage started his career as a freelance journalist in the Persian Gulf, based in Bahrain. He...

  • Mohamed Gharba

    |President, Federation of African Journalists

    Mohammed, a consummate professional and trade unionist, was elected as President of the Federation of African Journalists in March, 2013 in Casablanca, Morocco. A...

  • Neo Sehume

    |Television Executive Producer, 24-hours news division, South African Broadcastin

    Neo is a member of the Media Workers Association of South Africa (MWASA) and the General Secretary of the IFJ regional group, the Southern African Journalists...

  • Younes M. Jahed

    |Senior Vice-President, International Federation of Journalists

    Younes is currently Senior-Vice President of the IFJ and President of the Moroccan National Syndicate of Journalists (SNPM). He is a working journalist at the daily...

  • Marwan Dammaj

    |General Secretary, Yemen Journalists Syndicate

    <p>Marwan is a member of the board since 2004 and General Secretary of the Yemeni Journalists 'Syndicate since 2009,


  • Christopher Warren

    |Christopher Warren, Federal Secretary, Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance

    The Asia-Pacific is the region of dramatic change as economic growth and financial liberalism changes the ground rules. Journalists and media workers are working to...

  • Mogens Blicher Bjerregard

    |President, Federation of European Journalists

    The European labor and media market are changing rapidly, and we should meet these challenges on the top the development by creating a future for improved...

  • Judith Reitstätter

    |Secretary, Journalists' Union of Austria (GPA-djp)

    Since 2005, Judith Reitstätter has served as the Secretary at the Union of Private Sector Employees, Graphical Workers and Journalists (GPA-djp),?

  • Celso Schroder

    |President Federacion de Periodistas de America Latina y El Caribe (FEPALC)

    Celso will set out the complex situation in Latin America and the Caribbean highlighting its historical structural problems and its undemocratic heritage from the...

  • Luis Curbelo

    |Asociación de la Prensa Uruguaya

    Luis is the General Secretary of the Uruguayan Press Association (APU). He is also Secretary of Political and Union Action of the Federation of Journalists in...

  • Bernie Lunzer

    |President, The Newspaper Guild, Communications of America

  • Gustavo Granero

    |Vice-President, International Federation of Journalists

    A journalist, trade union leader in the national, regional and international sphere, Gustavo is coordinator for Global Union Americas, leader of the General Workers...

  • Zuliana Lainez

    |General Secretary , Asociacion Nacional de Periodistas del Peru

    Zuliana is General Secretary of the National Association of Journalists of Perú – elected in 2006 to a union managed by men since 1928. ANP is the first Latin American...

  • Wolfgang Grebenhof

    |member of the DJV executive board and newspaper editor

    Wolfgang Grebenhof, a newspaper editor for more than 20 years, is a member of the DJV executive board, focusing on collective agreements for both employed and...

  • Yuriy Lukanov

    |Chair of the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine

    will describe the challenges faced by journalists in the Ukraine as an example of what is happening to media in post-soviet space.  He will highlight how...

  • Michelle Stanistreet

    |General Secretary, National Union of Journalists, UK and Ireland

    Michelle worked as a journalist for ten years at the Sunday Express newspaper as feature writer and books editor. Michelle was NUJ mother of the chapel at...

  • Jim Baker

    |Secretary, Council of Global Unions

    Jim has a long and distinguished record in the international labour movement, holding several positions in the...

  • Franco Siddi

    |General Secretary, Federazion Nazionale della Stampa Italiana

    Franco has been FNSI General Secretary for the last five years, following holding the...

  • Barry McCall

    |President, National Union of Journalists, UK and Ireland

  • Seamus Dooley

    |Irish Secretary, National Union of Journalists, UK and Ireland

  • Gerry Curran

    |Cathaoirleach/Chairperson Irish Executive Council

  • Patricia King

    |Vice President of Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU)

  • Sally Anne Kinahan

    |Assistant General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions

    Sally Anne Kinahan is currently the Assistant General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the confederation body of the trade union movement in...

Welcome to the IFJ World Congress 2013

4th-7th June in the historic grounds of Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

The 28th Congress of the International Federation of Journalists will take place on 4th-7th June in the historic grounds of Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland.

Latest News

07.06.2013 IFJ World Congress Elects New Board

The World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists, meeting in Dublin, has elected the members of the Administrative Committee and its advisers. They are as follows:

President, Jim Boumelha, President (NUJ, Great Britain and Ireland)
Senior Vice President, Y

07.06.2013 IFJ World Congress approves urgent motion on the events in Turkey #occupygezi

(English/French/Spanish) The World Congress of the IFJ, meeting in Dublin, have approved the following motion:

Proposed by AGJPB-ABVV (Belgium), the Basin-Sen (Cyprus), the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), the SNJ-CGT (France), USJ-CFDT (France), the SNJ (France) The

07.06.2013 IFJ Congress Elects President

(English/French/Spanish) The IFJ World Congress, meeting in Dublin Castle, yesterday re-elected Jim Boumelha (NUJ, UK & Ireland) as the President for another three years.

The two candidates that stood for the Presidential election were: Philippe Leruth, a respected Belgian journalist

  • The Executive Committee
  • Closing Congress speech from Seamus Dooley, NUJ Ireland
  • Reception at the famous Trinity College Library
  • Delegate (left) from Pakistan thanked the host Seamus Dooley (right) and the Chairman of the sponsor,The Gathering, Mr. Tim O’Connor (middle).
  • Jim Boumelha reelected as IFJ President
  • Delegates at reception in Trinity College Library
  • Band performing at the Gala Dinner, sponored by Failte Ireland
  • The Freedom Walk publication and carnation
  • Freedom Walk
  • Freedom Walk
  • Voting during Friday's Congress

Gala Gathering at the Trinity College.

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In Dublin’s Fair City

Dublin – City of Innovation and Imagination

Dublin, city of innovation and imagination is the venue for World Congress 2013.

Hosted by the National Union of Journalists World Congress will be held in the historic surroundings of Dublin Castle in the heart of the city. The NUJ extends to all delegates the traditional Irish welcome – céad míle fá

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