Yesterday was World Press Freedom Day and to mark the occasion, IFAJ President has a few thoughts to recognize the importance of agricultural journalism to be able to operate “without fear or favour.”
It is well known around the world that state control of news and information in Iran is severe, which makes the possibility for journalists to do their job independently quite difficult, and it takes a lot of their resources at the same time. Many media increasingly lack the resources to report freely and independently.
Arie Regev of the Israel Association of Agricultural Journalists shared this article on water footprint—a topic of great interest to Israeli journalists and their colleagues who visit the arid nation. The article also contains a link to an informative infographic. Arie’s contact at Netafim—whose CEO wrote the article—says these messages have been presented to hundreds of journalists over the years.
Two agricultural journalists have been announced as Caterpillar Development Scholars in the second year of a joint programme between the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) and machinery manufacturer Caterpillar.
Due to the corona pandemic, the board of directors for the Danish association Danske Fødevare- og Landbrugsjournalister has unfortunately deemed it necessary to cancel the IFAJ 2020 Congress. The decision also applies to the pre-congress in Copenhagen/Zealand and the two post-congresses on Funen and the Faroe Islands.