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The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned an attack on Eleven Media Group Chairman and CEO Dr Than Htut Aung that appears to have been a coordinated assault.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2015-07-16 14:39

Safety and the dangers facing journalists worldwide were the dominant themes on the opening day of the 67th World News Media Congress, currently underway in Washington D.C.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2015-06-01 23:56

Our organisation actively monitors the cases of media employees who pay the ultimate price in their efforts to bring us the news.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2015-01-21 18:40

Protests are spreading across Brazil’s major cities as the country readies itself for the beginning of the World Cup on the 12 June. In the wake of last year’s violent clashes, there are growing concerns for the safety of journalists as tensions continue to escalate.

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WAN-IFRA

Date

2014-06-10 17:08

As Ukrainians headed to the polls on 25 May in snap elections that were commended by international observers for largely upholding democratic commitments, turmoil in eastern Ukraine saw an increase in violence against journalists. A day before the elections, Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli and his Russian interpreter Andrey Mironov were killed while covering the fighting in Slavyansk, while on 25 May, separatists took two journalists hostage – Viacheslav Bondarenko and Maksym Osovsky – as they covered the elections in Luhansk region. The pair was released several days later.

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Jessica White

Date

2014-06-02 00:00

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting on 8 June in Torino, Italy during the 66th World Newspaper Congress, 21st World Editors Forum and 24th World Advertising Forum, recognises the courageous work of Ukrainian journalists who have faced daily attacks in their coverage of the county’s on-going political crisis.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2014-05-20 14:46

On the eve of World Press Freedom Day 2014, the press freedom situation in Azerbaijan is worse than perhaps ever before. Journalists and bloggers who dare to criticize the authorities or cover risky topics such as human rights abuses and corruption face a range of pressures, including harassment, intimidation, threats, blackmail, violent attack, and imprisonment.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2014-04-26 11:32

When highlighting violence against journalists and impunity in the Americas, countries like Mexico, Honduras, Colombia and Brazil come to mind. But impunity remains a serious problem in Peru as well.

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Rodrigo Bonilla

Date

2014-04-24 19:04

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