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Press Freedom

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.

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  • 2018-10-17 12:17
    The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) have called for the release of three journalists from Eleven Media Group arrested in Myanmar for their coverage of land and construction deals involving public officials, and condemns the harsh application of the Penal Code as an attempt to silence public interest investigative reporting. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-08 14:23
    The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum call for immediate inquiries into the death of Bulgarian journalist, Viktoria Marinova, and the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. The organisation also condemned the killing of Mexican journalist, Mario Leonel Gómez Sánchez, and Somali journalist, Abdirisak Said Osman, calling for thorough inquiries in each case to help undermine a growing culture of impunity for attacks against journalists worldwide. Read more ...
  • 2018-09-03 12:53
    The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned the sentencing of journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar, and call on the authorities to urgently review the decision and release the men. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-16 13:50
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  • 2018-06-29 18:07
    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. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-28 09:41
    It is increasingly rare to find instances of direct censorship of media in the world today. But indirect censorship, called soft censorship, is thriving. It manifests itself through government pressure on media groups through advertising decisions and restrictive legislation. Less violent than kidnapping and murdering journalists, it is as existential a threat to journalism. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-26 15:40
    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. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-25 10:09
    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. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-31 17:23
    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. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-31 16:36
    The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded to Maria Ressa, Co-founder, CEO and Executive Editor of online news site, Rappler. Read more ...

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2016-08-24 19:30

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