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Subsidiary

  • WAN-IFRA Asia Pacific is the wholly-owned subsidiary of WAN-IFRA. Established in 1998, it aims to bring WAN-IFRA's expertise and services closer to its members operating across the vast Asian continent as well as to serve as the neutral and open platform for suppliers wanting to highlight their products, technology, solutions and services.
  • WAN-IFRA's headquarters are in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany. Both offices support each other in carrying out WAN-IFRA's core mission: “To be the indispensable partner of newspapers and the entire news publishing industry worldwide, particularly our members, in the defence and promotion of press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses and technology.”
  • Tour Eiffel Paris
    WAN-IFRA's headquarters are in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany. Both offices support each other in carrying out WAN-IFRA's core mission: “To be the indispensable partner of newspapers and the entire news publishing industry worldwide, particularly our members, in the defence and promotion of press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses and technology.”
  • Mexico City
    WAN-IFRA's activities in Latin America focus in promoting innovation amongst the region's news media industry, in helping media companies lead a successful digital transition and in advocating for a free and independent press.
  • Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE
    WAN-IFRA Middle East aims to bring WAN-IFRA's expertise and services closer to its members operating across this vast region of the world, as well as to serve as the neutral and open platform for suppliers wanting to highlight their products, technology, solutions and services.
  • WAN-IFRA South Asia, headquartered in Chennai, started its operation in 2001 as a private limited company registered under the Indian Companies Act. But the origin of IFRA in India dates back to 1992 when the services of IFRA, with only an Annual Conference, were offered in this country through a representative office. From this modest beginning, it today stands as a separate company catering to the needs of the Indian publishing industry.

Corporate

  • Membership
    Be a member of the largest news publishing community, be a member of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, be a member of WAN-IFRA!
  • Social Media
    Follow us on social media, join our conversations, engage with our teams around the world.
  • Please continue reading for the latest news about WAN-IFRA events, initiatives, research and campaigns.
  • The so called Druplicon
    Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual, a community of users, or an enterprise to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Hundreds of thousands of people and organizations are using Drupal to power an endless variety of web sites.

World Printers Forum

  • Since 2005, WAN-IFRA has certified several newspaper printing plants based on ISO 12647-3. Use the certification to improve production workflows, quality level, staff know-how, and market position.
  • International Newspaper Color Quality Club
    The International Newspaper Color Quality Club is the only worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers. Its goal is to improve the quality of reproduction and printing in production, while also increasing competitiveness as well as training and motivating all personnel.
  • WAN-IFRA Bar Code for paper reels
    The Materials Management Database project was launched as a spinoff of the Newsprint and Newsink Guide. Today it is used by printers, pressroom foremen and technical management as an information source for facts and advice for dealing with the materials used in producing newspapers. Among other informaton you find the specification of the WAN-IFRA Bar Code for paper reels in this online database. Most of the entries in the database originate from the members of the Material Management Committee; some come from outside sources (as marked), after review and approval by the committee. This database is continually being updated and expanded. New entries will be marked with a label in red type.
  • World Printers Forum, the Print Community within WAN-IFRA
    The World Printers Forum (WPF) is an organisation of newspaper printers and suppliers within WAN-IFRA. It promotes the power of print and the sustainability of print production.

World Editors Forum

  • World Editors Forum Logo
    The World Editors Forum is the leading network for print and digital editors of newspapers and news organisations around the world. It is built on a commitment to defend press freedom and promote editorial excellence.

Training

  • WAN-IFRA Ibérica tiene el placer de ofrecerle una importante oferta formativa en español y portugués diseñada para cubrir todas las necesidades de la industria periodística Iberoamericana. No se quede atrás, ¡dirija su empresa al máximo de su potencial!
  • WAN-IFRA Academy
    THE Competence Centre of the Newspaper and Media Industry. Our offering is the first choice for practice-oriented, highly-qualified advanced development in the contemporary media industry. And has been so for nearly 20 years.

Awards

  • WAN-IFRA's African Digital Media Awards is the most prestigious competition in the industry for publishers to benchmark their digital offerings. The competition draws innovative publishers from all over Africa who submit their engaging digital media campaigns and content to see where they stack up against their peers. The awards recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today.
  • The Asian Digital Media Awards 2016, jointly presented by WAN-IFRA and Google, recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today.
  • WAN-IFRA 15th Asian Media Awards aims to promote the highest publishing standards in the fields of newspaper and magazine design, infographics, printing, editorial content, marketing, community service and photojournalism.
  • WAN-IFRA offers its members and the industry a number of prestigious awards competitions to benchmark their activities with the best of the world, as well as paying tribute to journalists throughout the world in their fight for press freedom.
  • WAN-IFRA's European Digital Media Awards is the most prestigious competition in the industry for publishers to benchmark their digital offerings. The competition draws innovative publishers from all over Europe who submit their engaging digital media campaigns and content to see where they stack up against their peers.
  • WAN-IFRA's Digital Media Awards is the most prestigious competition in the industry for publishers to benchmark their digital offerings. The competition draws innovative publishers from all over the world who submit their engaging digital media campaigns and content to see where they stack up against their peers.
  • WAN-IFRA's Digital Media Awards is the most prestigious competition in the industry for publishers to benchmark their digital offerings. The competition draws innovative publishers from all over the world who submit their engaging digital media campaigns and content to see where they stack up against their peers.
  • The South Asian Digital Media Awards (SDMA), presented by WAN-IFRA for the first time in 2016, recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today.
  • World Digital Media Awards
    The best of the best: Latin American, European, African, Middle Eastern and Asian winners face each other in a final competition. These awards recognise publishers who have created groundbreaking digital products that engage readers while growing their online business.
  • Social Media Stars
    XMA Cross Media Awards is the most prestigious competition in the industry for publishers to benchmark their digital offerings.

Topic

Press Freedom

  • 3 May World Press Freedom Day
    Journalists continue to find themselves in frequent peril for simply doing their jobs as they strive to report the truth in the passionate belief that reporting what they see is the foundation of a healthy democracy. 3 May is World Press Freedom Day.
  • To help create a new generation of civic-minded, literate readers, news publishers must also assure that young people learn about the work and importance of professional journalism. Thanks to more than a decade of World Young Reader Prize entries, we have a wealth of examples of how to do just that.
  • APN
    The Arab Press Network (APN) is a digital network that supports a strong independent press in the Arab world by sharing, distributing and exchanging information between newspaper publishers, editors, journalists and human rights advocates.
  • Declaration of Table Mountain
    WAN-IFRA’s Declaration of Table Mountain is an earnest appeal to all Africans, particularly those in power, to recognise that political and economic progress flourishes in a climate where the press is free and independent of governmental, political or economic control.
  • Gebran Tueni Award
    WAN-IFRA honours the memory of Lebanese publisher Gebran Tueni with an award designed to encourage the emergence of other courageous and independent publishers, editors and newspapers across the Arab world.
  • The Golden Pen of Freedom is WAN-IFRA's annual award recognising individuals or organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the defence and promotion of press freedom.
  • Media employees worldwide face physical violence and persecution of all kinds, whether from public officials, criminals or terrorists. Assaults are daily - and often deadly - for those who challenge governments, report on conflicts or investigate corruption and crime.
  • Media Development
    In its media development work, the WAN-IFRA strategy focuses on bringing a new way of thinking to the sector. WAN-IFRA has become a key player in the field of financial independence and management capacity building, conducting groundbreaking research and developing subsequent media development policies.
  • In countless countries, journalists, editors and publishers are physically attacked, imprisoned, censored, suspended or harassed for their work. WAN-IFRA is committed to defending freedom of expression by promoting a free and independent press around the world.
  • RAP21
    The African Press Network (RAP21) is a digital network that supports a strong independent press throughout Africa by sharing, distributing and exchanging information between newspaper publishers, editors, journalists and human rights advocates.
  • The World Young Reder Prize
    The World Young Reader Prize honors excellence in new publisher engagement of the young in all ways on all platforms.
  • The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) helps newspapers, parents and teachers work together to engage the young to create a literate, civic-minded new generation of readers all over the world.

Events

  • WAN-IFRA is providing summaries of all presentations during the conference, beginning Thursday, 9 June 2011. Please check back for updates. If you wish to receive the summaries by e-mail, send your request to larry.kilman@wan-ifra.org
  • Summaries of all presentations held during the 21st World Newspaper Advertising Conference taking place from 24th to 25th February 2011 in Malta.
  • WAN-IFRA has expanded its conference reporting service to provide more complete executive summaries of conference presentations as an exclusive service to its members, in easy-to-use pdf format documents, which you will find on this microsite.
  • Here are the summaries of all speaker presentations at Digital Media Europe, that was held in London from 11-13 April 2011.
  • WAN-IFRA Events
    Over the year, WAN-IFRA organises approximately 20 international and region­ally focused conferences.
  • WAN-IFRA will be providing summaries of all presentations during the conference, beginning Tuesday, 8 February 2011. Please check back for updates. If you wish to receive the summaries by e-mail, send your request to larry.kilman@wan-ifra.org
  • Please check here for presentations, summaries, videos etc. of previous events.
  • Training session
    Please check here for presentations (participants only), summaries, videos etc. of previous trainings.
  • WAN-IFRA provided summaries of all presentations during the Printing Summit 2011 Conference in Mainz, Germany, held on 6 and 7 April.
  • WAN-IFRA will be providing summaries of speaker presentations from the CEO conference at Publish Asia 2011, being held in Bangkok from 27 to 29 April. Please check back for updates.
  • At WAN-IFRA exhibitions, you will meet the market leaders on the show floor – they contribute to making WAN-IFRA exhibitions the most important showcases of our industry. The offer is extensive and at the same time compact and ideally attuned to your needs.
  • 1st WAN-IFRA América Latina Conference
    WAN-IFRA provided summaries of all presentations during the WAN-IFRA Latin America Conference in Bogota, Colombia, held on 9 and 10 March.

Insights and Publications

  • 20 years of reporting the newspaper business for Asia.
  • Executive News Service
    The most important news of the newspaper industry every weekday, compiled by the WAN-IFRA Publications team.
  • Newspaper publishers and printers clearly need to define their printing strategies in the short term and long term, but more importantly, a realistic vision of the technology involved and its application in a coherent strategy is what is called for. We call on all our resources and the industry to explore the "Future Press" vision.
  • Press releases fresh from the industry as they reach us.
  • WAN-IFRA publications range from up-to-the minute headlines of the latest industry news to World News Publishing Focus, the bi-monthly industry trade journal, to in-depth research reports compiled over the space of a year or more.
  • Newsletters
    WAN-IFRA produces six newsletters focusing on the latest news, trends and developments in the news media industry – five targeted newsletters and one general business news newsletter.
  • One of WAN-IFRA’s most important activities is research in all areas of newspaper production, digital media development, media business, advertising, organisation and strategy.
  • WAN-IFRA Reports identify, analyse and promote all important breakthroughs and opportunities that can benefit news publishers all over the world.
  • World News Publishing Focus: Your Guide to the changing Media Landscape
  • World Press Trends
    World Press Trends, the primary and most authoritative source of data on the newspaper industry worldwide, published annually since 1989, is now available in an interactive format: the World Press Trends Database.

Consulting

  • WAN-IFRA offers consulting services from some of the industry's top strategic- and technology-minded professionals who have been helping publishers improve their operations all over the world.
  • Consulting
    Bridging the gap between media innovation and business excellence.
  • WAN-IFRA's Newspaper Production Competence Centre provides in-depth know-how about all production-related activities and processes, from prepress to printing to postpress, also including consumables.

Initiatives

  • Cooperate, do business with, get together, hook up, interface, join forces, participate, team up, work with partner, coproduce, boost economy of scale, attract new talents...
  • IFRA Track started in the mid 90s as a research project at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) and IFRA (now WAN-IFRA) in order to foster the communication between global production management and tracking systems and the numerous production devices in the field, mainly for recorders an plate making devices, press and mailroom.
  • WAN-IFRA is engaged in numerous news industry initiatives, ranging from rights via content to technology. Find out more about these initiatives and projects, and learn how you and your company can engage and benefit from these.