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Editors from Lebanon, The Philippines and Zimbabwe receive the 2022 WAN-IFRA Women in News Editorial Leadership Award

2022-09-29. Faith Zaba, editor of the Zimbabwe Independent, has been named 2022 Laureate for Africa; Diana Moukalled, co-founder of Daraj Media in Lebanon, has been named 2022 Laureate for the Arab Region; and Regina “Ging” Reyes, Senior Vice President and Head of Integrated News and Current Affairs Division of ABS-CBN Corporation in the Philippines, has been named 2022 Laureate for Southeast Asia.

Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Gazeta Wyborcza and the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation

2022-09-28. The 2022 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded to Gazeta Wyborcza and the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation in Poland.

Golden Pen of Freedom award ceremony – speech by World Editors Forum president Warren Fernandez

2022-09-28. “In times like these, it is all the more crucial that we meet, promote open exchanges, forge bonds, foster understanding, and celebrate credible journalism.  Each of these is vital to our future, our societies, and our democracies.”

2022 Golden Pen of Freedom acceptance speech – Piotr Stasiński, Gazeta Wyborcza

2022-09-28. “Gazeta Wyborcza is deeply honoured by WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum’s recognition and appreciation. I’m speaking with great satisfaction on behalf of our entire team and Adam Michnik, our Editor-in-Chief since 1989.”

2022 Golden Pen of Freedom acceptance speech – Joanna Krawczyk, Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation

2022-09-28. “The Golden Pen Award, which I am proudly accepting today on behalf of the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation – and on behalf of its beneficiaries, supporters, and friends – proves that the “No freedom without solidarity” motto is also close to the hearts of the WAN-IFRA crowd. We are thrilled and humbled by your recognition of our efforts to help media not only to survive, but also to thrive.”

World News Day to be marked on September 28

2022-09-26. World News Day will be commemorated across six continents, among newsrooms of all sizes – from the Financial Times (worldwide), The Globe and Mail (Canada), and The Straits Times (Singapore) in the Northern Hemisphere, to LA NACION (Argentina), News24 (South Africa), and Stuff (New Zealand) in the South.

The King of Spain to attend the World News Media Congress in Zaragoza

2022-09-23. His Majesty, King Felipe VI of Spain, will attend WAN-IFRA’s World News Media Congress in Zaragoza on Wednesday, September 28. The King will deliver a speech during the Golden Pen of Freedom 2022 ceremony, when WAN-IFRA’s highest honour is awarded to an individual, a group or an institution to recognise an outstanding action, in writing or deed in the cause of press freedom.