World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


safety of journalists

Author

Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2017-03-06 11:43

48 journalists were killed in 2016 because of their profession, according to the latest statistics from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). When killings with the motive "so far unconfirmed" are included, the number is significantly higher: 78 media workers who lost their lives in the course of the year. The majority of them were local journalists reporting in conflict zones and covering stories such as war, politics, corruption or human rights.

Author

Hedvig Lundstrom's picture

Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2017-01-20 17:23

Our organisation actively monitors the cases of media employees who pay the ultimate price in their efforts to bring us the news.

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2017-01-20 15:58

WAN-IFRA, in conjunction with the FOJO Media Institute, are calling on media worldwide to support stronger protections for women journalists in a text released to mark the 250th anniversary celebrations of Sweden’s ‘Freedom of the Press Act’, the first of its kind in the world.

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-12-02 01:00

Colombia’s constitutional court is moving ahead with a national referendum on a peace deal with FARC rebels, one month after the two sides signed a landmark ceasefire agreement in Havana. The country hopes the ceasefire will end half a century of discord, and move towards a deal that would see the disarmament and demobilization of rebels, and more regional stability. For journalists reporting in FARC-controlled regions, the ceasefire also offers hope of increased safety and an end to media censorship.

Author

Hedvig Lundstrom's picture

Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2016-07-27 11:21

Author

Hedvig Lundstrom's picture

Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2016-04-05 16:53

WAN-IFRA supports the proposal put forward by Reporters Sans Frontiers of creating a special representative of the UN Secretary General for the safety of journalists.

Author

Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-03-09 18:48

"Unless our societies fully appreciate the value of professional journalism - and that it contributes directly to their betterment - then our own efforts will always be limited to reacting to attacks and insecurity rather than by being proactive in eliminating the causes of it."

Author

Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-02-05 17:49

"People are dying to bring us the morning headlines, yet rarely receive mention. What message does it send our society if we can barely address the dangers of our own profession between our own pages?"

Author

Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-02-05 10:58

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