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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.

World’s Press Condemns Arrest of Apple Daily Editor-in-Chief

2021-06-17. Editor-in-Chief Ryan Law one of five senior executives arrested in early-morning raids, while Apple Daily newsroom was searched, and materials seized.

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.