World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

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Press Freedom

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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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  • 2014-04-23 11:12
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  • 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 ...
  • 2014-04-09 16:28
    Reporters Without Borders and WAN-IFRA have written to French President François Hollande urging him to raise the issue of the safety of journalists and impunity for crimes of violence against media personnel during his two-day official visit to Mexico that begins tomorrow. Read more ...
  • 2014-04-08 23:35
    An international media freedom symposium held in London this week formally called on governments to bear the primary responsibility to ensure effective protections for free speech and the safety of journalists. But the inaction of the Canadian and Australian leaders in the case of the ‘Al Jazeera Three’ points to the reluctance of politicians to advocate for journalists. WAN-IFRA's Research Fellow, Australian journalist-academic Julie Posetti, reports. Read more ...
  • 2014-04-07 12:11
    Inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, the people of Bahrain took to the streets on 14 February, 2011 demanding change. More than a year after protests began on Pearl Roundabout, the epicentre of the Bahraini revolution, many argue that little has changed for the better. For the press, this sentiment is echoed most acutely. Read more ...
  • 2014-04-05 00:19
    The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) addressed a letter to President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday 4 April expressing their "outrage" at the recent armed attack against Adrián López, director of Noroeste, a Sinaloa daily. Read more ...
  • 2014-03-25 16:00
    Press freedom in Mexico faces widespread and growing threats from “soft censorship” that includes government use of financial incentives and penalties to pressure news media, punish critical reporting, and reward favourable coverage, according to a new report released today by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Read more ...
  • 2014-03-19 19:17
    The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has condemned threats made against Mexican journalist and local representative of media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders, Balbina Flores Martinez. Read more ...
  • 2014-03-14 17:05
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  • 2014-03-14 11:55
    WAN-IFRA has joined international calls for better protection for journalists in Hong Kong after a series of recent attacks against the free press culminated in a brutal attack on former Ming Pao editor-in-chief, Kevin Lau. Read more ...

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