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In countless countries, journalists, editors and publishers are physically attacked, imprisoned, censored, suspended or harassed for their work. WAN-IFRA is committed to defending freedom of expression by promoting a free and independent press around the world.

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  • 2012-09-24 12:56
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  • 2012-09-21 15:13
    WAN-IFRA has sent an open letter to the president of Ukraine to express concern at recent setbacks for media freedoms in the country. Read more ...
  • 2012-09-06 16:20
    As the European Football Championships drew to a close with the spotlight on Ukraine, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Article 19, Freedom House, Open Society Foundations (OSF), and the Ukraine Association of Press Publishers released their joint report on the country’s press freedom situation. Read more ...
  • 2012-09-04 13:30
    Mexico’s press is rapidly losing its freedom and the government must take urgent action to guarantee the safety of journalists and media professionals, so says a report published today by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Read more ...
  • 2012-09-03 11:16
    Mexican journalist Anabel Hernández has been awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Read more ...
  • 2012-08-21 17:31
    In its latest round of press freedom resolutions, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has called on Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to take decisive action to guarantee freedom of expression in the country. Read more ...
  • 2012-08-13 15:31
    As Tunisia's Constituent Assembly prepares to review a draft Constitution in the coming days, the International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), a coalition of 21 IFEX members, expresses its concern about a draft proposal to regulate the media. The IFEX-TMG considers that the references to media regulation in the draft Constitution are not in compliance with Tunisia's international obligations to respect, protect and promote freedom of expression and media freedom. Read more ...
  • 2012-07-31 12:06
    Paris, France, Darmstadt, Germany and Vienna, Austria, July 31, 2012 - As Enrique Peña Nieto prepares to assume the Mexican presidency, his public focus has been on scaling back the drug cartel-related violence in the country. Meanwhile, at least four incidents involving journalists being assaulted, abducted, threatened, or arrested have occurred since Mexico’s July 1 election, continuing the nation’s abysmal record of protecting its journalists and their rights. Read more ...
  • 2012-07-11 00:00
    For the revolution and transition period to be truly successful, the Tunisian government must both pass and implement constitutional guarantees and legal reforms enshrining and safeguarding freedom of expression, association and the independence of the judiciary, says a new report by the International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG). The IFEX-TMG is a coalition of 21 IFEX members that has been monitoring free expression violations in Tunisia since 2004. Read more ...
  • 2012-07-10 00:10
    The International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), a coalition of 21 IFEX members in which WAN-IFRA plays an active role, is deeply concerned by the prevailing uncertainty and obstruction that have led the National Authority to Reform Information and Communication (INRIC) to end its work. Read more ...

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  • Media Freedom Committees are positioned across the globe to assist WAN-IFRA's partners in fighting challenges to press freedom and help place the media at the heart of society.
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