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Eleven Media Group CEO, Dr Than Htut Aung, and group Editor-in-Chief, Wai Phyo, have been arrested and sent to Insein prison awaiting a court appointment on 25 November following the publication of an article linking a government minister to allegations of corruption.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-11-15 13:01

On the 2nd of December 2016, Sweden celebrates the 250th anniversary of the Freedom of the Press Act – the first of its kind in the world, and a precedent to be followed by all democracies.

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Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2016-11-04 11:37

2nd November, the internationally designated day to end impunity for crimes against journalists, rolls around again with little sign of improvement in the number of cases resolved.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-11-02 17:52

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.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-08-30 10:33

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.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-08-22 11:47

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.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-08-22 11:24

WAN-IFRA’s Strengthening Media and Society programme arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to deliver three days of workshop training, professional networking and press freedom advocacy as part of the Foreign Ministry of Denmark-funded two-year global initiative. 36 media professionals representing 23 media companies from across Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines participated in training sessions and exchanged professional best practice on innovation, digital strategies, editorial leadership and media freedom challenges.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-07-20 12:44

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2016-07-06 13:36

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