The global journalism community in solidarity with the women journalists in Ukraine

2022-03-08. Today, on International Women’s Day, the global journalism community stands in solidarity with the women journalists in Ukraine. We also support the many brave women journalists in Russia reporting the war in Ukraine despite the risk to their own safety and that of their families.

by Vincent Peyrègne | March 8, 2022

The war in Ukraine is not only a devastating military war. It is also a war marked by sophisticated disinformation.

Society’s defence to disinformation is independent truth-seeking journalism. 

Jointly, the World Association of News Publishers, Global Forum for Media Development represent more than 18 000 media outlets, media development organisations and non-profit journalism organisations worldwide.

Together we support journalists who dare to stand up to repressive regimes by exposing facts and abuses of power, allowing people in Ukraine, Russia and the rest of the world to make their own informed decisions.

Fernando de Yarza Lopez-Madrazo, President WAN-IFRA

Warren Fernandez, President of the World Editors Forum

Kersti Forsberg, Director Fojo Media Institute

Cherilyn Ireton, Executive Director World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA

Mira Milosevic, GFMD Executive Director 

Vincent Peyrègne, CEO WAN-IFRA

Lars Tallert, Head of Policy and International Development Fojo Media Institute

Zoe Titus, GFMD Chairperson and Namibia Media Trust Director

Melanie Walker, Executive Director, Media Development & Women in News, WAN-IFRA


Vincent Peyrègne

Vincent Peyrègne took up duties as Chief Executive Officer of WAN-IFRA in 2012. Prior to joining WAN-IFRA, he was Head of Development at Edipresse in Switzerland (now Tamedia) with responsibility for audience insights, editorial marketing research and product development, before joining the office of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

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