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World’s press condemns harassment of Danish journalists in Qatar, calls on FIFA to guarantee journalist safety

2022-11-16. Journalist interrupted live on air as Qatari security official orders the crew to stop filming, threatening to break equipment.

Facing Jail, World’s Press Calls for Charges Against Maria Ressa and Rappler to be Dropped

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum urge President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to show his stated commitment to press freedom by ending the Philippine state’s legal pursuit of Maria Ressa and her news outlet Rappler.

Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Gazeta Wyborcza and the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation

2022-09-28. The 2022 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded to Gazeta Wyborcza and the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation in Poland.

Golden Pen of Freedom award ceremony – speech by World Editors Forum president Warren Fernandez

2022-09-28. “In times like these, it is all the more crucial that we meet, promote open exchanges, forge bonds, foster understanding, and celebrate credible journalism.  Each of these is vital to our future, our societies, and our democracies.”

2022 Golden Pen of Freedom acceptance speech – Piotr Stasiński, Gazeta Wyborcza

2022-09-28. “Gazeta Wyborcza is deeply honoured by WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum’s recognition and appreciation. I’m speaking with great satisfaction on behalf of our entire team and Adam Michnik, our Editor-in-Chief since 1989.”

Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation embodies media outlet’s commitment to press freedom

2022-09-28. “It’s important for our readers as well as media outlets in other countries that we continue to be a symbol of hope… that even if you’re under attack, it’s possible to survive and grow stronger. We just need solidarity.”

No stranger to resistance, Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza stands strong

2022-09-28. “We have 400 journalists working for us across the country, and that’s why we’re treated by this government as a public enemy.” The Polish independent media outlet has fought for press freedom and the right to exist in a complicated political atmosphere.

2022 Golden Pen of Freedom acceptance speech – Joanna Krawczyk, Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation

2022-09-28. “The Golden Pen Award, which I am proudly accepting today on behalf of the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation – and on behalf of its beneficiaries, supporters, and friends – proves that the “No freedom without solidarity” motto is also close to the hearts of the WAN-IFRA crowd. We are thrilled and humbled by your recognition of our efforts to help media not only to survive, but also to thrive.”

WAN-IFRA denounces Egyptian authorities’ intimidation of Mada Masr journalists

2022-09-08. Three journalists and editor-in-chief/WAN-IFRA board member Lina Atallah were charged with slander, defamation, and publishing false news “intended to disturb the public peace and cause damage to the public interest.”

World’s Press Calls for Immediate, Unconditional Release of Russian Journalist Ivan Safronov

2022-09-06. Sentenced to 22 years in prison simply for doing his job, WAN-IFRA calls on the Russian authorities to drop charges of treason against Ivan Safronov and to stop criminalising the profession.