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2017-05-08 More than 800 publishers, chief editors, managing directors, CEOs and other senior news publishing executives from over 80 countries are expected to come together for this year's World News Media Congress and World Editors Forum Organized by WAN-IFRA from 7 to 9 June 2017 in Durban, South Africa. Read more ...

2017-05-03 WAN-IFRA has been selected by the EU’s Framework for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, to help facilitate the transfer to market of a new toolkit for modern journalism. This INJECT project unites 14 partners in 6 countries that are developing new digital technologies for news organisations. The goal is to improve the creativity and productivity of journalists in a digital world, so they can continue to perform their crucial role in open societies. Read more ...

2017-05-01 Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age is a new global study produced by WAN-IFRA for UNESCO that examines the growing risks confronting forms of journalism dependent upon confidential sources and whistleblowers. It finds that the legal frameworks that support protection of journalistic sources, at international, regional and country levels, are under significant strain - a development that is seen to represent a direct challenge to the established universal human rights of freedom of expression and privacy, and one that especially constitutes a threat to the sustainability of investigative journalism. Read more ...

2017-04-26 The winners of this year's European Digital Media Awards were honoured on the first day of WAN-IFRA's Digital Media Europe Conference in Copenhagen, April 24, 2017. Read more ...

2017-04-13 WAN-IFRA has just published a new report that describes how data-analysis technology can help media organisations nurture lasting relationships with news consumers. Entitled “Smart Data: How to make data work for your news organisation,” it is the first in a series of three Smart Data reports that WAN-IFRA will publish this year. Read more ...

2017-03-30 WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum just published its latest report “Print-Online Performance Gap”. Just when one thought the old print vs. digital debate was no longer useful, along comes a study to stir the flames. Despite having been written off countless times in the past, the printed newspaper stubbornly refuses to die. It is astounding to witness the tenacity with which the more than 400-years-old news medium asserts itself in the digital era. The study doesn’t outright suggest that publishers abandon their digital efforts, rather, to play to the strengths of where newspapers’ audience and revenues mostly reside. Read more ...

2017-03-27 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. A letter, sent to the US administration, firmly rejects President Trump’s repeated accusation that media is the ‘enemy of the American People’, and calls on his administration to build a better professional relationship with the media. Read more ...

2017-03-27 Líderes internacionales de medios de comunicación señalaron su profunda preocupación por los persistentes ataques del gobierno estadounidense a la prensa al pedir al presidente Donald Trump que cese sus acusaciones de “falsificación informativa” y su discriminación contra ciertos medios. Read more ...

2017-03-14 WAN-IFRA's Digital Media Awards are the most prestigious recognition of best practice innovation in digital publishing worldwide. Now in their second year in the Middle East, the awards are presented in several regions around the world during the year. The winners of the Middle East Digital Media Awards were honoured on 13th March during a dinner ceremony as part of WAN-IFRA's 12th Middle East Conference. Read more ...

2017-03-03 The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) have called for the immediate release of Deniz Yücel, a dual national Turkish-German journalist for Die Welt, who has been arrested in Turkey on charges of spreading “propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation” and “inciting the public to violence”. Read more ...

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