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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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  • 2017-04-20 18:20
    WAN-IFRA has joined international media and human rights organisations in condemning on-going attacks on journalists in Bahrain. On 23 April, the court of appeals will hold another hearing for Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi, an internationally-renowned photographer, who was arrested more than three years ago for alleged terrorist activities. Read more ...
  • 2017-04-03 15:02
    In this time of populism and identity politics, there is an ongoing erosion of the confidence placed in essential democratic institutions. Formerly cemented conceptions about democracy and the role of journalism as its watchdog are today being contested. Can democracy and ethical journalism survive in a post-truth era? Read more ...
  • 2017-03-27 14:17
    International media leaders have signalled their deep concern with the US administration’s persistent attacks on the press by calling on US President Donald Trump to halt his ‘fake news’ accusations and to ensure White House briefings remain accessible to all media. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-27 14:00
    International media leaders have signalled their deep concern with the US administration’s persistent attacks on the press in a letter addressed to President Donald Trump. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-15 10:54
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  • 2017-03-10 17:29
    The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) have expressed deep concern at the heavy-handed tactics of Zambian authorities in their targeting of The Mast newspaper and its Editor-in-Chief, Fred M'membe, in relation to charges associated with liquidated publication The Post. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-07 10:48
    As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, WAN-IFRA has created the “Gender Reality Check” survey for media houses to take during the month of March. It explores how the management of media houses can increase women’s leadership and voices in the news, and, how we as an industry can collectively promote gender equality. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-06 10:43
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  • 2017-02-27 11:18
    Eight senior journalists from Women in News Africa were selected to take part in a special 'training of trainers' workshop in digital story-telling to support the WIN Future Leaders initiative, which matches current Women in News participants and graduates with journalism students for mentoring as well as skills development activities. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-07 16:40
    In partnership with Fundamendios and AEDEP, WAN-IFRA brought together 20 Ecuadorean editors in Quito on 31st January to elaborate a common strategy that, it is hoped, will turn back a decade of limitations on freedom of expression under President Rafael Correa. General elections were held in Ecuador on 19th February, and there is renewed optimism that the new government will reconstitute media freedoms in the country. Read more ...

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