World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


safety of journalists

For journalists, newsrooms have always been somewhat of a sanctuary. The bustling, deadline environment; voices raised across the cubicles or hushed in corner groupings of gossip or story deliberation. The busier the newsroom the greater the sense of calm and belonging journalists feel there. And while no longer smoky, and in some cases without police squawk boxes or photo desks, just the feeling one gets when encountering rows of journalists hard at work on today or tomorrow’s news invokes a secure feeling of being at the center of something.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-06-29 18:07

When journalists meet, there is bound to be a lot of talk on current affairs and powerful stories of the week, sharing of lighthearted stories, humour and lots of laughter. There will be arguments on matters of national interest and, of course, talk about experiences in their line of duty.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-06-26 15:40

Media managers from around the globe met for a press freedom roundtable to cap off the World News Media Congress in Estoril, Portugal on 8 June. There, journalists addressed the accomplishments they’ve achieved and what still needs to be done to maintain free and independent media.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-06-25 10:09

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Estoril, Cascais, Portugal on 6th June 2017, on the occasion of the 70th World News Media Congress, has called on the government of President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines to cease its attacks on online news site, Rappler, and to do more to discourage supporters from threatening the safety and security of its journalists, both online and off.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-05-31 17:23

A mid-May training in Uganda focused on safety and security, especially in regards to digital concerns. Participants say the one-day training was educational, interactive and important, and they hope to see more like it in the future.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-05-29 13:04

More than 50 journalists met in Guayaquil and Quito in early May for workshops focused on how to safely report on organized crime. Since three Ecuadorean journalists were murdered while covering drug trafficking in April, the nation’s media community has been looking for solutions and ways to prevent such tragedies in the future.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-05-29 12:59

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