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New podcast: The state of press freedom worldwide

2024-03-06. Journalists, editors and media experts from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the MENA region talk about the challenges facing the industry and some of the solutions they see making a difference.

Global news leaders affirm support for journalists in Gaza

2024-03-07. Leaders of more than 100 news organisations from across the world, including the Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, and Reuters, have joined an open letter affirming their solidarity with journalists reporting in Gaza.

The wartime newsroom: ‘It’s not just about losses, victories, and difficulties’ – Ukrainian editor

2024-02-23. On the second anniversary of the Russian-Ukrainian war, we talk to Ukrainian editor Lesia Lazorenko of Prywatna Gazeta about the complexities of wartime coverage – and the increasing demand for investigative journalism.
This is the second in the EDITOR TO EDITOR series of interviews with journalism leaders.

Two years of war: how Ukraine news media holds the line

2024-02-23. Despite ongoing strife and the daily challenges of reporting on a two-year invasion, Ukraine’s news media has never been stronger – or in greater danger, says Oksana Brovko, chief executive officer at AIRPPU (Association of Independent Regional Press Publishers of Ukraine).

Tributes pour in for ‘Dean of Sudanese press’ and Golden Pen Laureate Mahjoub Mohammed Saleh

2024-02-15. The African media fraternity is mourning the passing of award-winning, veteran Sudanese journalist and 2005 Golden Pen of Freedom recipient Mahjoub Mohamed Saleh, who died in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday, aged 96.

Death, exhaustion and suspicion: AFP journalists on the horrors of Gaza

2024-02-12. Every day since October 7, AFP’s team of journalists in Gaza have been risking their lives to cover a war that has shaken the world. They have all had to flee their homes, working without respite in the shadow of death in a territory they are not allowed to leave.

WEXFO: The Global Free Speech Recession – and How to Fight It?

2024-02-08. High-profile speakers have joined the programme of the World Expression Forum (WEXFO) in Lillehammer, a city renowned for its links to literature and writers at risk

World’s press condemns threats and legal harassment of cartoonist Carlín and La República in Peru

2024-02-02. WAN-IFRA has denounced efforts by government and police in Peru to undermine freedom of expression after the publication of a cartoon drawing attention to recent public scandals.

Images of Iranian women journalists temporarily released on bail spark fresh hijab charges

2024-01-16. A day after Niloufar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi were released from prison on bail, pending appeal, Iran’s judiciary has filed new charges against them, for appearing without a hijab.

200,000 stories untold

2023-12-19. “We appeal to you as members of the free press, on behalf of our colleagues caught in the midst of this catastrophe, too many of whom have lost their lives, to do everything in your power to stop the killing of journalists in Gaza.”