by Lena Johansson, Sweden
The 2017 IFAJ Congress will be hosted by South Africa. The executive committee unanimously voted yes to the application at the Berlin meeting in January.
Starting in Johannesburg and finishing in Cape Town, the Congress is likely to be held in the end of September. Post Congress will be organized with neighbouring countries in the southern part of Africa.
It is still too early to give any details about the program, but planning is already occurring. The South African journalists are anxious to welcome their colleagues.
This means that the list of upcoming Congresses are: Scotland 2014, New Zealand 2015, Germany 2016 and South Africa 2017.
If you are interested in organizing Congress 2018 you are advised to apply soon, as it takes quite a few years to prepare an IFAJ congress. You will find the application form at www.www.ifaj.org. Questions can be addressed to Lena Johansson, chair of the host country liaison committee.