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The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Durban, South Africa on 7th June 2017 ahead of the 69th World News Media Congress, has called on the South African government to ensure an environment that better protects media freedom and the independence of journalists, notably in the face of proposed legislation that threatens a free press.

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Andrew Heslop

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2017-06-07 15:07

The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded to Turkish journalist and former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper, Can Dündar.

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Andrew Heslop

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2017-06-05 11:49

Can Dündar’s journalism career has spanned nearly four decades, with positions in some of Turkey’s most notable newspapers, magazines and television channels. He has produced content for TRT, CNN Turk and NTV, worked as a parliamentary correspondent and written a longstanding column in Turkish daily Milliyet. He has also published more than 20 books.

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Andrew Heslop

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2017-06-05 11:25

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Durban, South Africa on 7th June 2017, calls on Turkish authorities to immediately free all journalists jailed in relation to their work in Turkey, and to re-establish conditions that would support a free press in the country.

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Andrew Heslop

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2017-06-01 23:13

WAN-IFRA has condemned a spate of recent judicial decisions against journalists and freedom of expression in Ecuador (Spanish)

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Andrew Heslop

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2017-05-18 13:50

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Andrew Heslop

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2017-05-01 17:33

As part of a day of global action on 3 May to protest the on-going deterioration of freedom of expression in Turkey, WAN-IFRA joined IFEX, the global network comprising 108 organisations dedicated to promoting and defending freedom of expression, to raise a collective voice to the attention of Turkish diplomatic missions worldwide.

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Andrew Heslop

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2017-04-28 12:39

Pressures on journalists and media organisations are designed to reduce transparency and accountability in society. Usually it means powerful interests have something to hide from public view. Ultimately, media need to do more to convince public opinion that such targeting is an attack on common values and will not be tolerated.

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Andrew Heslop

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2017-04-28 12:28

WAN-IFRA has joined international media and human rights organisations in condemning on-going attacks on journalists in Bahrain. On 23 April, the court of appeals will hold another hearing for Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi, an internationally-renowned photographer, who was arrested more than three years ago for alleged terrorist activities.

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Andrew Heslop

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2017-04-20 18:20

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Andrew Heslop

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2017-03-06 10:43

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