World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


freedom of expression

Social media is just that: social, connections, engagement. It has opened up new channels for journalists to connect with their audience, but with mixed results. With the rise of trolling, online harassment and the manipulation of social media, how do journalists and editors see its role today? How are journalists adapting? How can they move forward in these seemingly chaotic times?

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-03-29 10:19

Rolling news formats, comments sections and “like” buttons to click – these features have all become the norm when it comes to digesting the news in the digital age. How is the increasing popularity of social media affecting how we read the news?

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-03-29 10:07

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Daniela Pena's picture

Daniela Pena

Date

2018-01-23 18:44

Clashes between white supremacists and anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia in mid-August highlighted the blurry lines between freedom of speech and hate speech in the public sphere. But how does the media industry differentiate between the two, as the rise of social media makes expressing oneself online easier than ever – but harder and harder to control?

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2017-09-28 17:41

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Hedvig Lundstrom's picture

Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2017-03-15 11:54

WAN-IFRA and the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) have written to US Vice President Joseph Biden urging him, on his upcoming visit to Ankara, Turkey on 24 August, to raise with the Turkish government issues of journalists becoming targets for state repression and to request the immediate release of those who have been sent to jail or who are awaiting trial simply for carrying out their professional duties.

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-08-22 12:47

A coalition of international press freedom organisations, including WAN-IFRA, has received this year’s Press Freedom Award of the Journalists' Association of Turkey for multiple actions in solidarity with colleagues in the country.

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-08-22 12:24

WAN-IFRA and global freedom of expression organizations have submitted a joint written statement to the Human Rights Council highlighting the deterioration of the human rights situation in Turkey. Read the full submission here.

Author

Hedvig Lundstrom's picture

Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2016-06-02 16:07

WAN-IFRA statement in support of Zaman and Today's Zaman: "We stand in solidarity with our friends and colleagues at Zaman to categorically denounce this latest assault on press freedom in Turkey."

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-03-04 18:54

WAN-IFRA joined with African and international free expression organisations to urge the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) to demand the release of Gambian journalist Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay, detained in violation of a 2014 ACHPR ruling that condemns imprisonment for defamation.

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-03-03 12:19

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