World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Articles 2011-01-14

  • 2011-01-14 18:19
    An arsenal of pernicious legislation is at the disposal of governments the world over when it comes to suppressing independent media, but the toolbox of legal devices is seldom more complete or readily deployed than on the African continent.
    Andrew Heslop
  • 2011-01-14 18:13
    Aspiring independent journalists in any war-ravaged, poverty-stricken country face a daunting task. If you add famine, military dictatorship, and the fact that the particular country in question is Eritrea, this task becomes nigh on impossible. In such a context the achievements of Dawit Isaak, co-founder of the country’s first independent newspaper and laureate of the 2011 WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom, are all the more remarkable.
    Andrew Heslop
  • 2011-01-14 17:44
    The Creating and Developing New Media Platforms workshop of the EU-funded Media Strengthening Programme for Georgia began with a session looking at Media Strategy, bringing Georgian media leaders together to discover ways of harnessing and embracing the demands and opportunities of a new media environment. Methods designed to reduce costs and create new revenue generating opportunities by producing content for the portable, personalised and participatory media landscape are seen as the future across all media platforms.
    Andrew Heslop
  • 2011-01-14 17:42
    Possibly the most impactful and pivitol aspect of WAN-IFRA's Women In News (WIN) programme is career coaching. In order to assist participants from Botswana, Namibia an Zambia in developing their career roadmaps - detailed five-year plans for professional growth within the media industry - two international career coaches have been actively involved since WIN's July launch; engaging WIN women regularly in person and over the phone.
    Andrew Heslop
  • 2011-01-14 17:38
    Respect for deadlines, being an 'active' listener, and learning how to make decisions are key qualities of a good leader, said Paula Fray, expert trainer and Regional Director of IPS Africa, in her opening of a four-hour training session on leadership developed exclusively for participants of the WAN-IFRA Women in News (WIN) programme.
    Andrew Heslop
  • 2011-01-14 17:33
    Vietnamese media managers today begin the country's first training course on how to set up converged multimedia content newsrooms to produce news for multiple devices.
    Andrew Heslop
  • 2011-01-14 17:25
    Representatives from Zimbabwe's independent, state and community media have taken part in a unique workshop aimed at equipping the country's media leaders with the skills needed to produce content for multiple devices.
    Andrew Heslop
  • 2011-01-14 16:59
    Kristina S Moller
  • 2011-01-14 16:56
    WAN-IFRA is convinced that newspapers need to be economically viable, and therefore commercially successful, if they are to be truly free and independent and able to play their essential role in developing political, economic and social progress and stability. As a result, WAN-IFRA's Media Development projects run parallel to its Press Freedom work, promoting sound business practices, applying cutting edge development techniques and delivering successful support projects in coordination with local experts, journalists, editors and media owners around the world.
    Andrew Heslop
  • 2011-01-14 16:00
    Sixty-six journalists and other media workers were killed world-wide because of their professional activities in 2010, with Mexico and Pakistan emerging as the most deadly countries for journalists, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) said Wednesday.
    Andrew Heslop