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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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  • 2016-09-26 10:59
    It’s that time of year again – WAN-IFRA has launched its call for applicants to its highly anticipated Women in News (WIN) leadership development programme in the MENA region, providing female media professionals in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine the chance to be part of this enriching initiative. Read more ...
  • 2016-09-23 11:06
    WAN-IFRA’s Women in News: Gender and Media Freedom Strategy looks back at its first year of success, as it pursues its goals set within the 4-year initiative. Through capacity building and advocacy, the programme aims to increase women’s involvement within their media companies as well as ensure gender equality is at the forefront of the media landscape. Read more ...
  • 2016-09-19 15:21
    The World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is pleased to invite women working for newspapers or digital media in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine to apply for the much-sought-after Women in News (WIN) leadership development programme. Read more ...
  • 2016-09-19 10:20
    “As Somali women, we face many problems, specifically from our bosses and managers, so this training is very important for us. I hope to return with many benefits and to help my female colleagues – as well as the male colleagues – learn what I have learned.” Read more ...
  • 2016-09-08 15:20
    In August, the Colombian government signed a ceasefire with guerrilla group FARC in Havana, in a historic peace deal that experts say will have unintended consequences for the country’s drug trade. Mexican cartels are looking to new drug routes and the supply of alternative product as more US states move towards legalizing marijuana. And despite implementing harsher drug laws in the past year, Ecuador is becoming increasingly implicated in narco-trafficking between South America and the United States. Read more ...
  • 2016-08-30 11:33
    WAN-IFRA’s Strengthening Media and Society programme arrived at Rhodes University School of Journalism in Grahamstown, South Africa to deliver three days of workshop training to media professionals from 25 media companies across Kenya, South Africa and Uganda. Discussing digital strategies, editorial leadership and media freedom challenges, participants engaged in a programme of activities as part of WAN-IFRA’s global project to strengthen the role of media in the communities they serve. Read more ...
  • 2016-08-22 12:47
    WAN-IFRA and the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) have written to US Vice President Joseph Biden urging him, on his upcoming visit to Ankara, Turkey on 24 August, to raise with the Turkish government issues of journalists becoming targets for state repression and to request the immediate release of those who have been sent to jail or who are awaiting trial simply for carrying out their professional duties. Read more ...
  • 2016-08-22 12:24
    A coalition of international press freedom organisations, including WAN-IFRA, has received this year’s Press Freedom Award of the Journalists' Association of Turkey for multiple actions in solidarity with colleagues in the country. Read more ...
  • 2016-07-28 11:16
    WAN-IFRA’s Women in News (WIN) programme for East and Central Africa drew to its yearly close with the 2015-2016 class’s final national gathering in Tanzania on July 22. Earlier in the month, participating countries Malawi and Kenya equally held their final celebrations. Read more ...
  • 2016-07-28 10:57
    Journalists, civil society groups and the ruling ANC party have gone head to head with South Africa’s public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), since May, when the broadcaster announced that it would no longer air footage of the destruction of public property during protests. The ban has caused a public uproar, with many accusing the broadcaster – the country’s largest – of censorship. Read more ...

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