New president takes helm at IFJ

Jun. 01, 2007

At its World Congress on Thursday, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) announced the election of Jim Boumelha of the National Union of Great Britain and Ireland as its president.

Boumelha and other elected IFJ officials will serve their terms for the next three years.

Osvaldo Urriolabeitia of the Federacion Argentina de Trabajadores de Prensa was elected to the post of senior vice president. Younouss Mjahed of th Syndicat National de la Press Marocaine and Khady Cisse of the Syndicat des Professionnels de lInformation et de la Communication du Sngal were elected as vice presidents and Uli Remmel of the Deutscher Journalisten Verband was elected treasurer.

On Friday, IFJ delegates will elect 16 members to the Executive Committee.

For more information contact the IFJ in Moscow at 7 916 582 2599
The IFJ represents more than 500,000 journalists in over 100 countries worldwide

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