World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


journalists' safety

August 19 is the three-year anniversary of the death of US journalist James Foley, whose beheading at the hands of ISIS became a turning point in how the media industry ensures the safety of conflict journalists. Today, press freedom advocates say that while advances have been made since Foley’s death, there is much more to do.

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WAN-IFRA

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2017-08-18 15:46

Without reporters to cover stories from conflict zones, some of the most imminently important stories from around the world would not get the coverage they deserve. But the risks to reporters have not lessened in recent years. Conflict reporters face harassment, kidnapping, assault and even murder in their quest for information.

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Andrew Heslop

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2017-04-27 11:16

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Andrew Heslop

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2016-04-29 16:22

WAN-IFRA has signed on to the Global Safety Principles and Practices document, drawn up at the beginning of 2015 as a journalist-led response to the dangers faced by freelancers worldwide. We are encouraging our members to sign individually to add their names to the growing list of those endorsing the principles and taking action to keep journalists safe.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2015-10-06 14:37

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers has called on governments, international institutions and the media industry itself to prioritise journalists’ safety and has denounced the state of impunity that surrounds the murder of journalists in many parts of the world.

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Andrew Heslop

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2015-05-31 20:44

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) addressed a letter to President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday 11 February expressing their "grave concern" at the recent death of journalist Santiago Andrade.

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Rodrigo Bonilla

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2014-02-12 15:40

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) have called for an immediate and thorough investigation into an armed attack on the home of Mexican journalist Anabel Hernández.

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Rodrigo Bonilla

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2014-01-22 12:29

Paris, France, Darmstadt, Germany and Vienna, Austria, May 7, 2013 – The International Press Institute and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) today welcomed the passage of seminal legislation in Mexico designed to combat the almost complete impunity in cases of crimes committed against the country’s journalists.

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Rodrigo Bonilla

Date

2013-05-07 15:04

Authorities fail to act as perpetrators of violent attacks on journalists go unpunished.

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Rodrigo Bonilla

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2013-04-03 17:44

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