The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines will be holding its sixth National Congress from August 23-24, at the CBCP Retreat House in Tagaytay City.
Around 80 delegates from NUJP chapters nationwide are expected to attend the congress to elect a new set of officers and chart the course, for the next two years, of the country’s largest organization of journalists.
As one of the foremost advocates of press freedom and journalists’ welfare, the NUJP has also lined up speakers to talk on some of the most urgent concerns for Filipino media practitioners: libel, access to information, safety and economic rights of journalists. There will also be a panel discussion on what journalists should know when covering elections, among them political finance, monitoring and prosecution of election fraud cases and the pros and cons of poll automation.
Keynoting the opening of the congress is Ms. Editha Burgos, widow of the late press freedom icon, Joe Burgos, and mother of missing activist Jonas.
NUJP is the Philippine affiliate of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), which represents over 600,000 journalists and media workers worldwide. NUJP was established in 1986 by the late Antonio Ma. Nieva and has consistently and vigorously protested against the killings of journalists in the Philippines.
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