World Association of News Publishers


press freedom

Illegal detention and government threats to a free press, just the latest headlines to emerge from the UK in a summer of revelations connected to NSA surveillance. Both revolve around the Guardian newspaper, and both require legal precedent to change in order to prevent Britain further lurching towards the unpleasant label of 21st Century totalitarian democracy.

Autor

Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Fecha

2013-08-22 13:45

The following is a letter to President Rafael Correa, calling on him to submit the recently-approved Ecuadorian Communications Law to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CorteIDH) for a Consultative Opinion. It was initiated by the Andean Foundation for Media Observation & Study (FUNDAMEDIOS), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the Institute for Press and Society (IPYS) and signed by over 30 IFEX members, including WAN-IFRA.

Autor

Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Fecha

2013-08-01 16:25

On Tuesday 2 July the Jordanian government announced it had blocked 254 news websites that had failed to obtain a government license. This move follows a controversial change to the Press and Publication Law in 2012 dictating that online news sites must register with the government, a policy that independent watchdog organisations fear will “risk curbing their independent reporting and analysis.” Among the blocked sites are those for Al-Jazeera, Time Out magazine and AmmanNet.

Autor

Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Fecha

2013-07-04 16:15

Than Htut Aung, Chairman and CEO of Eleven Media Group in Myanmar, known for its audacious defiance of official censorship and dedication to democratic freedoms, has been awarded the 2013 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

Autor

Alison Meston's picture

Alison Meston

Fecha

2013-06-03 07:26

"This Golden Pen of Freedom Award means to me that I am not walking alone. We, the people of Myanmar, are not walking alone. This Award means you are with us."

Autor

Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Fecha

2013-06-03 07:23

The WAN-IFRA Board issues Press Freedom Resolutions to highlight concerns regarding freedom of expression worldwide, and as a call to action from the global newspaper industry to protect press freedom.

Autor

Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Fecha

2013-06-02 10:53

Contenido sindicado