The General Assembly of the International Federation of Vexillological associations (FIAV) held its session during the 28th International congress of Vexillology (28ICV), held from 15 to 20 July 2019 in San Antonio, Texas, US, electing its new FIAV Board. The Assembly elected the HGZD president, Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Željko Heimer, LF, FF, for the FIAV President, for the Secretary General was elected Bruce B. Berry, FF, president of the Southern African Vexillological Association (SAVA), and Graham Bartram of the UK Flag Institute (FI) was reelected the Secretary General for Congresses.
The info on the new leadership was published first at the Federation web site https://fiav.org/current-officers/ and its Facebook profile @FIAV.org https://www.facebook.com/FIAV.org/posts/10157476768603489
The news was reported on 17 August 2019 by the national Croatian Reporting News Agency HINA in form of an interview with Presidnet Dr. Heimer led by journalist Antonio Rašpolić under the title “Zastavu najviše mijenjali SAD i Afganistan, Mozambik uz knjigu ima i kalašnjikov” https://www.hina.hr/vijest/10143222. The article was transferred by numerous Croatian media, news and portals, each illustrating with on its own and providing their own editorial titles, such as
Jutarnji list: “Najveći domaći stručnjak za zastave: Otkrio što misli o ustaškoj trobojnici, koja država ima najstariju zastavu, a koja ju je najčešće mijenjala” https://www.jutarnji.hr/vijesti/svijet/najveci-domaci-strucnjak-za-zastave-otkrio-sto-misli-o-ustaskoj-trobojnici-koja-drzava-ima-najstariju-zastavu-a-koja-ju-je-najcesce-mijenjala/9245966/,
Nacional: “Zastavu najviše mijenjali SAD i Afganistan, Mozambik na svojoj uz knjigu ima i kalašnjikov” https://www.nacional.hr/zastavu-najvise-mijenjali-sad-i-afganistan-mozambik-na-svojoj-uz-knjigu-ima-i-kalasnjikov/,
Glas Slavonije “Hrvat na čelu Federacije veksilologa: Najčešća trobojna zastava je crveno-bijelo-plava” http://www.glas-slavonije.hr/408097/1/Najcesca-trobojna-zastava-je-crveno-bijelo-plava,
as well as many others including some international sites like
An article on Heimer’s election as the FIAV President was published in the new issue of the Glas narodne diplomacije journal of the Coordination of Croatian Friendship Societies (KHDP), in which Heimer publishes his aerticles on world flags for several years: “Hrvatski veksilolog pukovnik dr. Željko Heimer na kongresu u Teksasu izabran za predsjednika međunarodne krovne udruge” https://www.khdp.hr/index.php/izdanja/gnd/203-gnd-34
The news on the new FIAV Board election was provided in number of evxillological journals, such as Vexilloid Tabloid nr. 77, by the Portland Flag Association (PFA) https://portlandflag.org/2019/08/23/vexilloid-tabloid-77/, it ismentioned in the Makedonski Herald nr. 12, http://heraldika.org.mk/en/macedonian-herald/,but since the majority of vexillological journals are expecting their new issue in the fall or the winter, we expect to add to this list eventually.
(Figures from mentioned sources after the copyrights provided in each.)