World Association of News Publishers


press freedom

The world is a more dangerous place for journalists than ever before. And as the appetite for stories that accurately represent situations on the ground persists, journalists continue to take risks in order to get a story. But how do journalists balance the importance of seeking the truth – wherever that might take them – with ensuring their personal safety? And how can editors support them?

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-06-21 12:05

If journalism protects democracy, then who is protecting journalists? The important role editors and managers play in keeping their reporters safe. In this episode, we hear from editors and safety trainers about starting the safety conversation in newsrooms, to make safety a priority rather than an afterthought. Learn about actual situations that journalists and editors have found themselves facing, and get tips on how to start putting in place safety protocols in your own newsroom.

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Andrew Heslop

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2019-06-21 10:12

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 on the occasion of the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum and 3rd Women in News Summit, has called on the government of the United Kingdom to address a number of critical press freedom challenges that threaten UK media and risk undermining recent international efforts to prioritise media freedom.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-06-03 13:08

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-06-01 10:29

The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded posthumously to Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-05-30 16:32

The job of a journalist is to seek the truth, often putting one’s personal safety at risk. In October 2018, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi paid the ultimate price for his truth-seeking – with his life. The former author, columnist and dissident is this year’s Golden Pen of Freedom award winner for his perpetual quest to report on events about his homeland, regardless of the consequences.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-05-29 22:57

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 during the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum, and 3rd Women in News Summit, calls for renewed global solidarity with the Mozambican press in the wake of arbitrary arrests and continuing attacks on independent media in Mozambique.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-05-29 22:12

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 during the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum, and 3rd Women in News Summit, reiterates its call for urgent, resolute action by the governments of Venezuela and Nicaragua respectively to end the cycle of censorship that continues to target journalism in both countries and commit to guaranteeing the free-flow of information to citizens.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-05-29 22:08

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 during the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum, and 3rd Women in News Summit, calls for renewed global solidarity with the Rwandan press in the wake of attacks and the hardening government stance against independent, free media.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-05-29 22:04

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 during the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum, and 3rd Women in News Summit, calls for renewed global solidarity with the Tanzanian press in the wake of attacks and the hardening government stance against independent, free media.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-05-29 22:00

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