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WAN-IFRA announces major partnership with Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2021-04-19. WAN-IFRA expands its media freedom activities in seven countries throughout East Central Africa and Southeast Asia, thanks to a 2-year renewed partnership of NOK10,000,000 (€1,000,000) with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The programme, titled ‘Strengthening Independent Media’, will focus on the three core themes of gender equality, safety, and stability.

#NoEsHoraDeCallar: World’s Press Condemns Colombian Government’s Sabotage of Inter-American Court Hearing on Journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima

2021-03-19. WAN-IFRA has denounced the Colombian government’s walkout during the first day of a virtual public hearing at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court HR) that was due to determine the level of state responsibility for the 2000 abduction, rape, and torture of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima.

Mar Cabra: We need to disassociate from the idea that being vulnerable means not being a good journalist

During the 2016 Panama Papers investigation, Mar Cabra was leading the data team at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Having reached the top of her profession, and in spite of being awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Mar decided to walk away from journalism; she was burnt out.

“No Freedom Without Solidarity”

Gazeta Wyborcza is proud of its 32-year record of holding power to account. One of Poland’s few remaining independent news titles, Wyborcza – its origins firmly rooted in Solidarity, the social movement that greatly contributed to ending communist rule – is no stranger to resistance.

WAN-IFRA Announces New Media Freedom Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa

2021-01-26. WAN-IFRA announces a new DKK 6.5M ($1M) partnership with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support media freedom in nine countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.

WAN-IFRA joins the Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership

2021-01-04. The Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership, a public service initiative from The Post to promote press freedom worldwide, today announced the addition of WAN-IFRA to its growing coalition of partners.

WAN-IFRA and UNESCO join forces to support journalism in the face of existential economic menace

2020-11-24. The announcement of the co-operation was made at the 40th-anniversary celebration of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), an inter-governmental forum for media development.

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.

Politicization of the US Foreign Agents Registration Act impacts journalists and press freedom

2020-11-13. In an open letter to the US House Committee on Oversight and Reforms, WAN-IFRA, with other organizations, call for investigating reports that political influence shaped the Department of Justice’s Foreign Agents Registration Act determination with respect to AJ+.

Media Laws in India. A ‘must-read’ handbook for journalists in the region.

2020-11-04. WAN-IFRA has released “Media Laws in India”, a comprehensive report that looks at laws affecting the editorial functioning of media in India. An initiative of WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum South Asia Chapter, the report provides news media professionals with a better understanding of freedom of expression in India.