A World of Courage: How our Golden Pen laureates continue to inspire

2023-06-28. Since naming its very first recipient 62 years ago, the Golden Pen of Freedom has been turning the spotlight on repressive governments, and the journalists and news publishers who fight them, the world over.

2023 Golden Pen of Freedom Award Speech – Martha Ramos

2023-06-28. “Let us once again raise our voices as one, loud and clear, so they hear us all the way in Tehran: release Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi, and all jailed journalists. Let the press live free in Iran, once and for all.”

Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Journalists Elahe Mohammadi and Niloofar Hamedi, Jailed in Iran

2023-06-28. The 2023 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded to Elahe Mohammadi and Niloofar Hamedi, currently in jail in Iran.

‘A dangerous precedent’ – global media groups decry UK political party’s ‘tax on political reporting’

2023-06-20. A growing number of news organisations and political journalists worldwide have added their voice to protest the decision by the UK Conservative Party to introduce a charge for journalists to attend its annual party conference in October.

EU4Independent Media launches online self-paced courses for journalists and media managers

2023-05-26. The EU-funded EU4Independent Media project has launched a series of online courses for journalists and media managers. All courses are designed to be self-paced, so you can take them whenever it suits you.

Journalism is the key to winning Ukraine’s war on corruption

2023-05-23. The fight for democracy and freedom in Ukraine is being fought on two fronts, one against the deadly weapons of Russian invaders and another against the enemy within – bribery and corruption, writes Aidan White of the Ethical Journalism Network.

Press freedom in the spotlight as Turkey heads to the polls

Hostile to independent reporting and a leading jailer of journalists, Turkey heads into an election cycle that will determine whether the crackdown against a free press continues, or a new page can be turned.

I’m an Afghan woman journalist who moved to Australia after the Taliban took over – this is my story

2023-05-11. 15 August 2021 is engraved in the minds of millions of Afghans. I had no idea it would be my last day as a journalist in Afghanistan, writes Beheshta Ayoubi.

Reporters Shield: a new tool for media in the fight against ‘law-fare’

2023-05-03. Launched on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day at the New York Bar Association in New York City, Reporters Shield is an innovative solution for media organisations faced with a decades-old problem: strategic lawsuits against public participation – SLAPPs.

How did the pandemic change the world?

2023-04-27. As COVID-19 fades as a public health concern, it’s a good time to assess its geopolitical impact. One thing is clear: the pandemic transformed the way governments manage and control information, with far-reaching implications for the media, writes Joel Simon, Founding Director of the Journalism Protection Initiative, ahead of World Press Freedom Day.