The CJA will focus on women’s issues, culture, protection of journalists, the social media revolution, and what the emerging democracies means for journalism when it holds its conference in the island country of Malta in early 2012.
The CJA conference, its ninth in its 34-year history, will be held in the resort community of St. Julian’s from Sunday, Jan. 29 to Wednesday, Feb. 1 with departure on the 2nd. Venue is the Radisson Blu Bay Point Hotel in St. Julian’s, not far from the capital of Valetta.
Plans for the conference, last held in 2008 in Kuching, Malaysia, are being set by the CJA executive committee. A draft agenda will soon be announced but it is anticipated that the prime minister of Malta will be one of the keynote speakers.
The CJA holds conferences aimed at journalists throughout the Commonwealth and the issues affecting the craft. Malta is one of the most advanced nations in the world in terms of Internet opportunities.
The conference registration will soon begin. Everyone must pay a registration fee of 60 euros. Journalists from developing nations may submit applications to have their travel and hotel costs subsidized.
Radisson bedroom rates are 70 euros for a single and 37.50 for each person double occupancy. This includes breakfast.
More details will be posted in the next month.