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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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  • 2019-05-29 21:57
    The job of a journalist is to seek the truth, often putting one’s personal safety at risk. In October 2018, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi paid the ultimate price for his truth-seeking – with his life. The former author, columnist and dissident is this year’s Golden Pen of Freedom award winner for his perpetual quest to report on events about his homeland, regardless of the consequences. Read more ...
  • 2019-05-29 21:12
    The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 during the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum, and 3rd Women in News Summit, calls for renewed global solidarity with the Mozambican press in the wake of arbitrary arrests and continuing attacks on independent media in Mozambique. Read more ...
  • 2019-05-29 21:08
    The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 during the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum, and 3rd Women in News Summit, reiterates its call for urgent, resolute action by the governments of Venezuela and Nicaragua respectively to end the cycle of censorship that continues to target journalism in both countries and commit to guaranteeing the free-flow of information to citizens. Read more ...
  • 2019-05-29 21:04
    The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 during the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum, and 3rd Women in News Summit, calls for renewed global solidarity with the Rwandan press in the wake of attacks and the hardening government stance against independent, free media. Read more ...
  • 2019-05-29 21:00
    The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 during the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum, and 3rd Women in News Summit, calls for renewed global solidarity with the Tanzanian press in the wake of attacks and the hardening government stance against independent, free media. Read more ...
  • 2019-05-29 20:57
    The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 during the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum, and 3rd Women in News Summit, calls on the new leaders and their respective administrations in Mexico and Brazil to take urgent, resolute action to end the cycle of violence that continues to target the profession of journalism and make decisive steps in prioritising the safety and security of journalists. Read more ...
  • 2019-05-29 20:50
    The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 during the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum, and 3rd Women in News Summit, calls on the government of the United Kingdom to urgently address a number of critical issues that threaten to undermine press freedom in the country. Read more ...
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  • 2019-05-03 10:11
    Indonesia is a place of great beauty, but its location on the Ring of Fire makes it especially prone to natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis. In addition, the string of islands also faces conflict due to its wealth of ethnic and religious diversity. In early April, over a dozen journalists gathered for a training in Bali to discuss comprehensive strategies for safe reporting. Read more ...
  • 2019-05-02 08:15
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Nicole Leiß

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2016-08-24 18:30

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