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Teachers honored in the front-line quest to help students understand the ‘why’ of press freedom

2021-09-15. Educators in Bolivia, the United States and Nigeria have won Global Youth & News Media Prizes for excellence in teaching their students about why societies need good journalism and about the range of threats journalists confront.

‘Journalists at the border’ campaign

2021-09-14. Thirty Polish media have today launched a ‘Journalists at the border’ campaign in response to a state of emergency which restricts journalists from accessing the length of the Polish-Belarusian border – here is their statement.

Afghan Journalist Appeal

2021-08-30. Many of our members have been in touch to ask how they can support Afghan colleagues and contribute to the ongoing, desperate efforts to evacuate journalists and their families. You can help by hosting Afghan journalists in your newsroom; contributing funds to support media professionals and their families.

Afghanistan: A worsening situation for journalists

2021-08-27. The world has watched in shock and growing disbelief at the rapidity of events over the past two weeks that have seen Afghanistan once more ruled by the Taliban. Journalists and media workers have been regular targets over the past 20 years of conflict, and for those who remain in Afghanistan, safety is of deepening concern.

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.

WAN-IFRA condemns attacks against La Prensa in Nicaragua, demands release of Juan Lorenzo Holmann

2021-08-23. WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum denounce the latest attempts by the regime of Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega, to stifle freedom of the press in the country. 

Global Press stands with South Korean media in fight against “fake news” law

2021-08-12. WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called on the South Korean authorities to retract hastily proposed law changes, designed to curb disinformation, which instead risk silencing critical journalism and harming South Korea’s democratic traditions.

WAN-IFRA condemns threats against media outlets in Mexico by criminal groups

2021-08-10. A journalist and several national media outlets were threatened in a video posted on social media by self-styled members of the Jalisco Cartel New Generation criminal group, following the journalists’ coverage in Michoacán, Mexico.

The Cuban communist regime tightens the gag on journalism

2021-07-16. WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum (WEF) condemn the continued arrests of media professionals in Cuba and urge the authorities in Havana to release journalist Camila Acosta immediately. The charges against Acosta and any other journalist in a similar situation must be dropped, and the professional material confiscated must be returned.

World’s Press Condemns Forced Closure of Apple Daily

2021-06-24. WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn the enforced closure of Apple Daily as a major blow to press freedom in Hong Kong.