World Editors Forum Board

Terms of Reference

  • Role : WEF Board is an advisory Board to the WAN- IFRA Board regarding all editorial and content issues.
  • Status: regulated by art 8 of WAN-IFRA by-laws, and internal guidelines voted in 2014.
  • Qualifications for membership in the World Editors Forum are defined as follows: – working newspaper editors, including online publications, Sunday newspapers and news magazines, – heads and senior executives of journalism schools and institutes, – editors from wire services, – representatives from non-profit media organisations or media groups,- up to five editors mandated to represent their company in WEF, provided that the company is a WAN-IFRA paying member.
  • Applications from other kinds of editors or distinguished persons are considered on a case-by-case basis. Admission is reserved to persons whose principal activity is related to journalism. Each application is formally accepted by the WEF Director. In case of doubt, the Director should refer the application to the WEF board. In such cases, the Board makes the final decision on each application at the following Board meeting.
  • Mandate: no limitation.


Warren Fernandez, Chairman Editor in Chief, President WEF Singapore Press Holdings Ltd Singapore
Jane Barrett Global Editor, News Media Strategy Thomson Reuters United Kingdom
Erik Bjerager Editor in Chief Kristeligt Dagblad Denmark
Catarina Carvalho Journalist Diário de Notícias Portugal
José del Rio Secretario General de Redacción S.A. La Nación Argentina
Javier Luis Garza Ramos WAN-IFRA Consultant – Regional Manager SMS MoFA Mexico
Chani Guyot Publisher Cardo S.A. Argentina
Matti Kalliokoski Editor in Chief Suomen Kuvalehti Finland
Wolfgang Krach Editor in Chief Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH Germany
Joanne Lipman Author United States
Brian McGory Editor Boston Globe United States
Esther Ng Chief Content Officer Star Media Group Berhad Malaysia
Rameeza Nizami Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Nawa-i-Waqt Media Group Pakistan
Toyosi Ogunseye Head of West Africa at BBC Nigeria Limited BBC World Service Africa Nigeria
Ertugrul Ozkok Columnist Hürriyet Gazetesi Turkey
Martha Ramos Directora nacional editorial Organización Editorial Mexicana – OEM Mexico
Dmitry Shishkin Chief Content Officer Culture Trip United Kingdom
Pamella Sittoni Executive Editor Nation Media Group PLC Kenya
Vladimir Sungorkin General Director, Editor-in-Chief Komsomolskaya Pravda Russian Federation
Tammy Tam Editor-in-Chief South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd Hong Kong
Natalie Turvey Executive Director Canadian Journalism Foundation, (CJF) Canada
Ingeborg Volan Director of publishing and visual journalism Dagens Næringsliv AS Norway
David Walmsley Editor-in-Chief The Globe and Mail Canada