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“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.

World’s Press raises concerns over new immigration rules limiting the stay of foreign journalists in the USA.

2020-10-20. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a proposed rule to fix the stay of non immigrants to improve national security. Specifically, the proposed rule seeks to remove the current framework that allows representatives of foreign Information media to remain in the United States for as long as they maintain compliance with the terms and conditions of their period required to complete their assignment, or employment.

How social media platforms and financial instability are threatening press freedom

While authoritarian control, persecution, and physical violence continue to pose a massive danger to journalists and their work, social media giants and news organisations’ struggle to achieve financial sustainability also play a significant role in threatening press freedom and the news media ecosystem as a whole.

La periodista colombiana Jineth Bedoya Lima recibe la Pluma de Oro de la Libertad

2020-09-16. La periodista colombiana Jineth Bedoya Lima recibe la Pluma de Oro de la Libertad. La Pluma de Oro de la Libertad, el premio anual a la libertad de prensa de la Asociación Mundial de Editores de Noticias (WAN-IFRA), ha sido otorgada a la periodista colombiana Jineth Bedoya Lima. El premio reconoce “la dedicación de la Sra. Bedoya Lima a la profesión periodística, su incansable trabajo por la promoción y protección de los derechos de las mujeres y su valentía para enfrentar y superar su propia tragedia personal con un nivel de dignidad y determinación que sirve de inspiración a sus análogos de todo el mundo”.