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Press Freedom

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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  • 2016-08-22 11:24
    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. Read more ...
  • 2016-07-28 10:16
    WAN-IFRA’s Women in News (WIN) programme for East and Central Africa drew to its yearly close with the 2015-2016 class’s final national gathering in Tanzania on July 22. Earlier in the month, participating countries Malawi and Kenya equally held their final celebrations. Read more ...
  • 2016-07-28 09:57
    Journalists, civil society groups and the ruling ANC party have gone head to head with South Africa’s public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), since May, when the broadcaster announced that it would no longer air footage of the destruction of public property during protests. The ban has caused a public uproar, with many accusing the broadcaster – the country’s largest – of censorship. Read more ...
  • 2016-07-27 10:21
    Colombia’s constitutional court is moving ahead with a national referendum on a peace deal with FARC rebels, one month after the two sides signed a landmark ceasefire agreement in Havana. The country hopes the ceasefire will end half a century of discord, and move towards a deal that would see the disarmament and demobilization of rebels, and more regional stability. For journalists reporting in FARC-controlled regions, the ceasefire also offers hope of increased safety and an end to media censorship. Read more ...
  • 2016-07-20 12:44
    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. Read more ...
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  • 2016-06-22 16:34
    Throughout 2016, WAN-IFRA’s Women in News team members regularly met with Swedish and Norwegian representatives in many of the markets where activities were taking place. Read more ...
  • 2016-06-22 15:20
    Under the guidance of the Women in News Steering Committee, WAN-IFRA met with media executives from Botswana, Zambia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Lebanon and Palestine between January and June 2016, to discuss the most pressing challenges - and critically - potential solutions for media managers and owners to promote gender mainstreaming in both their editorial strategy as well as throughout the organization.  Read more ...
  • 2016-06-22 14:54
    In 2016, WAN-IFRA combined its Sida-funded Women in News Africa programme with its Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs-funded programme to bring participants together for combined workshops in media management as well as peer mentoring, and networking events. The group of 45 high potential editors and journalists from Botswana, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe (Sida-sponsored delegates) and Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania (Norwegian-sponsored delegates) met on two occasions throughout 2016. Read more ...
  • 2016-06-22 14:33
    Helping women create plans for their future media careers, developing plans to get them there and promoting leadership skills – these tasks are part and parcel for those acting as coaches within WAN-IFRA’s Women In News (WIN) programme, now in its sixth year. Read more ...

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Nicole Leiß


2016-08-24 18:30


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