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Civil society and media organisations call on the G7 to protect and evacuate journalists and media workers in Afghanistan

WAN-IFRA has joined 50 organisations from around the world to urge G7 countries – meeting tomorrow, 24th August – to prioritise journalists in their deliberations about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.

Lessons from Gazeta Wyborcza’s 250K strong subscription business

2021-08-06. In a country where news is mostly consumed free and online, with no use of home delivery of newspapers, Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza has set an example with its 250,000 strong digital-only subscription business.

Call for Nominations: Challenge of the Climate Crisis Journalism Programme

2021-08-04. The World Editors Forum is organising a virtual journalism programme on the Challenge of the Climate Crisis to help journalists build skills and capabilities to cover climate-related stories in an accurate and engaging way.

How South Africa’s News24 garnered 31K paying subscribers in 9 months

2021-08-04. After 21 years of serving South Africa with free journalism, News24, the country’s leading journalism group, realised it could no longer sustain itself on advertising revenue alone and decided to launch a paywall in 2020.

Not just gender: Findings from BBC’s 50:50 Project on ethnicity, disability inclusion

2021-07-30. The BBC 50:50 Equality Project uses data-driven methodology to monitor content and fundamentally shift the representation of women within the media industry and in news coverage.

How The Guardian plans to hit 2 million paying supporters by 2022

2021-07-29. In the current mediascape, it is abundantly clear that print advertising will continue to remain challenged. Guardian Media Group, is on a path to shift the balance of where its revenue comes from and moving to becoming reader-centric, reader-funded and financially sustainable.

Germany’s General-Anzeiger delivers for foodies with Bonn Appetit newsletter

2021-07-15. In late May, the Bonn-based news publisher General-Anzeiger launched a weekly newsletter called Bonn Appetit aimed at foodies that has taken off like a hot new restaurant.

Six APAC news publishers picked for landmark newsroom and business transformation programme

2021-07-12. A new batch of six APAC news media companies will embark on the second edition of the Newsroom and Business Transformation Asia (NBTA) programme. It follows the success of the last year’s groundbreaking initiative. The programme starts this week and will run until November 2021.

New research shows extent of sexual harassment in African Media

2021-07-06. One in two women has suffered sexual harassment in the workplace in Africa. One in two. Allow that to sink in – and then consider that only 30 per cent of these cases are reported.

Twenty-eight news editors and journalists across Asia begin six-month Young Media Leaders Fellowship

Singapore, 2021-07-05. The second annual round of The Young Media Leaders Fellowship (YMLF) is launched today with a new batch of twenty-eight high-potential mid-career editors and journalists from nineteen publications in eleven countries. The YMLF is an initiative of the World Editors Forum Asia Chapter and WAN-IFRA supported by Temasek Foundation. The programme offers leadership and professional development and networking opportunities through dedicated online and physical platforms.