“All we need is fair competition”

2020-12-07. In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on December 5, 2020, Mathias Döpfner, CEO Axel Springer and president BDZV, shares his views about the relationship between news publishers and platforms. He calls for the rapid and uncompromising implementation of the EU Directive on Publishers’ Rights in Germany.

Agreement between French press and Google still in the works

2020-12-03. France was the first country to implement the European law that recognizes a publishers’ right, in force of which digital platforms must pay for the news content they use. What is the state of negotiations after the French competition authority came into play to force a way forward.

Australia’s mandatory code to be tabled in Parliament next week

2020-12-03. The whole news media global industry is looking at Australia since the publication in July of a draft code that would force Google and Facebook to negotiate with news publishers, pay for news, and share data and advertising revenues.

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.