The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit professional association for agricultural journalists in 50 countries. IFAJ members embrace freedom of the press.
The results of the digital election produced two firsts for IFAJ: the election of the first woman president, and the election of the first Presidium member from South America.
The IFAJ Delegate Assembly welcomed two new members at the online meeting held on Thursday, 25 June 2020. Sierra Leone and Zambia now become the 54th and 55th member countries in IFAJ.
A celebration of the annual congress . . . online
Monday, 22 June 22 to Friday, 26 June 2020
The Courier: By IFAJ President Owen Roberts
Alltech went online this year with their annual ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference and drew a staggering 23,000 participants from 118 countries. Alltech president Dr. Mark Lyons believes a transformation is underway in the way information is delivered and received.
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.
With Coronavirus-inspired lockdowns forcing more people than ever to join the growing ranks of work-at-home journalists, now is the perfect time for IFAJ’s new webinar, “The Isolated Office: Blessing or Curse?”
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