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Press freedom in Africa, 30 years after Windhoek

Join us for a new season of the Media Freedom podcast, The Backstory, in which we’ll be exploring challenges facing the media across Africa.

Myanmar, UN Chief dominate World Press Freedom Day conversations

Social media monitoring shows the value of big names speaking out for press freedom.

Malawi Media Freedom Committee

2021-05-03. On 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, WAN-IFRA is delighted to welcome the Malawi Media Freedom Committee into its regional and global network of media professionals – all of whom are committed to standing for quality journalism and press freedom while respecting diversity and plurality of voices.

Viable, diverse, stable and safe – is this really too much for media to ask?

Viability, diversity, stability and safety are essential ingredients of any healthy information eco-system. How many media worldwide can say yes to all four? How far are individual professionals, news organisations, and the industry as a whole from achieving these? And at this time of global anxiety, economic turmoil, and future uncertainty, is it crazy to be aiming for them in the first place?

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.