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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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  • 2011-03-10 13:25
    WAN-IFRA has joined a call to the UN Human Rights Council to reject "defamation" and "denigration" of religions, which has been endorsed by over 100 freedom of expression organisations throughout the world. Read more ...
  • 2011-03-01 18:08
    The International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), a coalition of 20 human rights and freedom of expression organisations of which WAN-IFRA is an active member, has been working since 2004 to draw attention to the state of freedom of expression in Tunisia. In light of the momentous recent events that ousted President Zine Abedine Ben Ali and brought his repressive 23-year regime to an end, WAN-IFRA travelled to Tunis as part of a delegation of IFEX-TMG representatives to take stock of the immense challenges that lie ahead for the media. Read more ...
  • Ibrahim Eissa
    2011-02-25 17:51
    Ahead of November 2010 parliamentary elections, WAN-IFRA had the opportunity to meet with prominent Egyptian journalist, editor and 2008 Gebran Tueni Award laureate, Ibrahim Eissa. In the proceeding months, the political situation in Egypt dramatically changed with the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak and the beginning of a promise of democracy. Nonetheless, Mr Eissa’s interview gives a fascinating insight into the challenges faced by the independent media working inside President Mubarak’s repressive regime. Read more ...
  • Yemen Polling Center
    2011-02-23 18:05
    In 2010, the Sana’a-based Yemen Polling Center (YPC) was recognised by Washington DC-based Gallup International, the world’s largest public research institute, as the leading public opinion research institution not only in Yemen but also throughout the entire Middle East and North Africa region. Read more ...
  • Freedom of Expression in Yemen - A Critical State of Affairs
    2011-02-22 15:21
    Against a backdrop of historic political change for the region that has brought the country to the brink of its own revolution, The International Partnership for Yemen today releases findings from its joint mission that expose the critical situation facing the media. Read more ...
    2011-02-16 14:32
    In the aftermath of the momentous events that brought Tunisian President Zine Abedine Ben Ali’s repressive 23-year regime to an end, a delegation of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG) travelled to Tunis in early February to assess what is needed to rebuild the independent press in Tunisia and ensure freedom of the press and freedom of expression are successfully established. Read more ...
  • Restrictive media laws stifle press freedom in Africa. Photo courtesy of AFP.
    2011-01-14 17:19
    An arsenal of pernicious legislation is at the disposal of governments the world over when it comes to suppressing independent media, but the toolbox of legal devices is seldom more complete or readily deployed than on the African continent. Read more ...
  • Mexico
    2011-01-14 15:00
    Sixty-six journalists and other media workers were killed world-wide because of their professional activities in 2010, with Mexico and Pakistan emerging as the most deadly countries for journalists, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) said Wednesday. Read more ...
  • Free Dawit Isaak
    2011-01-13 17:20
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  • 2011-01-12 17:07
    Iran may never be far from the international headlines but it is rarely Iranian journalists who have the opportunity to shape the debate. A belligerent dictator supported by an oppressive clerical regime has succeeded in insulating the country from all internal critical analysis, in the process redefining freedom of expression to mean crimes against the state. Despite this systematic attempt to stifle a free and independent press, courageous men and women continue to report the news and reveal the realities of life from within the country, often risking long prison sentences, exile, and even their lives for simply doing their jobs. Read more ...

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2016-08-24 18:30


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