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French security bill undermines press freedom

2020-11-23. A new French bill raises considerable risks of infringement of several fundamental rights, in particular the right to privacy and freedom of information. Disarmed in the face of the new digital disorder, the government seems incapable of effectively regulating the violence of social networks, preferring instead to reinforce a repressive legislative arsenal.

Emily Bell: “A good social platform would be one that encourages and rewards good journalism and is transparent”

2020-11-18. The Founder and Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, Emily Bell, outlines the relationships that should be established between media and social platforms so that they are beneficial to both parties.

Asociaciones iberoamericanas resaltan la importancia del periodismo independiente durante la pandemia del Covid-19

2020-05-03. En el marco del Día Mundial para la Libertad de Prensa, las asociaciones de medios iberoamericanas firmantes resaltan la importancia del rol de la prensa en las sociedades democráticas en tiempos de crisis.

Publishers Rights: World publishers stand in solidarity with French Press

2019-09-26. The World Association of News Publishers, represented by its President, Vice Presidents, and Chair of the Member Associations, forcefully sustain the position of the French publishers against Google’s decision to circumvent the copyright law.

A step closer to a fair European copyright system fit for the digital age

On 12 September, the European Parliament cast a historical vote in favour of strengthening the position of European content producers and creators in the EU Digital Single Market. Our affiliate member News Media Europe wrote this explainer specifically for WAN-IFRA non-European members.

WAN-IFRA President highlights two key developments from #WNC18

WAN-IFRA’s 70th Annual World News Media Congress concluded last week in Portugal. More than 900 news media professionals attended the three-day event. Here, WAN-IFRA President Michael Golden shares a number of highlights from Congress.

Gender Equality and WAN-IFRA: Reflecting on Estoril

The World News Media Congress has always served as a great opportunity for the industry to collectively look in the mirror, to reflect on where we are, where we’ve been and where we need to go. When it comes to gender diversity, the events of last week in Portugal convince me that while we have made progress, we have a long way to go.

Global media to Facebook: News content is NOT political advertising

Seven media organizations representing a total of 20,000-plus media publishers and professionals in more than 120 countries around the world are jointly protesting Facebook’s new advertising policy, which labels quality news as political advocacy and includes such content in its archive of political advertising.

Top German court rules ad blocking legal, rejecting Axel Springer’s claim

Germany’s highest civil court has ruled that the online ad blocker AdBlock Plus does not violate competition laws.

Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers

A critical year looms ahead for Canada’s beleaguered newspaper industry, writes guest poster Marc Edge, a Canadian professor of mass media and author.