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Media Development

WAN-IFRA's Media Development projects assist media in emerging markets by providing skills and knowledge transfer, together with hands-on consultancy and training opportunities tailored to the local operational realities.

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  • 2016-05-19 16:44
    Helje Solberg began working at VG, Norway’s largest daily, in 1994 as a political reporter, before holding positions such as Editorial Department Manager, Sub Manager, Managing Editor and Executive Managing Editor. Now, Solberg is the CEO/Editor VGTV and has received such recognition for her work as the SKUP Award for Investigative Journalism in 1995 and the Norwegian Grand Prize for Journalism in 1996. In addition to her work on the board of the Norwegian Media Businesses’ Association and as a member of the Oslo Editor Association, Solberg is also an active member of WAN-IFRA’s Media Freedom Brain Trust. WAN-IFRA caught up with Solberg to learn more about her participation in this important program. Read more ...
  • 2016-03-09 18:33
    Since 2010, WAN-IFRA’s Women in News leadership development program has worked to empower women in the media to expect more professionally, to strive for executive positions and receive the training and support networks to do so. Read more ...
  • 2016-03-09 18:32
    When WAN-IFRA set up the Brain Trust in 2012, it did so with the intention of bringing media professionals together to share insights and information in an inspiring, multi-cultural environment. The recent Media Professionals Program event in Myanmar was an occasion for education, awareness raising and exchange. Read more ...
  • 2016-02-22 12:37
    Senior editors and commercial executives from Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam are working with with members of WAN-IFRA’s Media Freedom Brain Trust, who provided a workshop series on investigative journalism, media ethics, digital revenue generation, and digital story telling in Yangon, Myanmar in January. Read more ...
  • 2014-08-27 09:40
    WAN-IFRA in partnership with AMI is pleased to announce the launch of the African Women in News Leadership Award. The Award recognises an exemplary contribution of an Editor to her newsroom, and under her leadership, the contribution of her newspaper to society. Nominations are open now! Read more ...
  • 2014-08-01 08:42
    The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is pleased to invite mid-level media managers from Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam to apply for a groundbreaking professional development programme. Read more ...
  • 2014-04-15 17:49
    “The Palestinian media portray stereotypes of women as sisters, daughters and wives of a male hero, or we are the victims who cry and weep after the death of a beloved one or over a demolished house.” To challenge such stereotypes, Wafa’ Abdel Rahman decided to launch NAWA, a women’s news agency in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Read more ...
  • 2014-03-10 12:26
    The World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) launched Women in News 2014 in Lusaka, Zambia, today (10 March), as part of a series of national events that coincide with International Women’s Day. Read more ...
  • 2013-12-19 14:12
    Could you benefit from expert advice on a new digital offering for your media company? Are you interested in creating an investigative news desk or reorganizing your newsroom? Do you want to build a solid long-term business plan? Read more ...
  • 2013-12-19 13:54
    The World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is pleased to invite women working for newspapers or digital media in Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe to apply for the groundbreaking Women in News (WIN) leadership development programme. Read more ...

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