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Uganda Media Freedom Committee Grants: Reporting on Press Freedom

The Media Freedom Committee in Uganda is providing grants to fund reporting projects focusing on solutions that address the press freedom challenges in Uganda.

New, Diverse Media Leaders Take Office at WAN-IFRA’s Annual Meeting

2022-06-19. Eleven new members, including eight women executives, were elected to serve on WAN-IFRA’s Supervisory Board of Directors at its General Assembly of Members on 17 June 2022.

WAN-IFRA recognises Adepa for its 60th anniversary

2022-06-10. On Friday 27 May, in Buenos Aires, Fernando De Yarza presented a WAN-IFRA award to Adepa for its 60th anniversary. [Source: Adepa]

Nikkei Asia and Media Indonesia emerge as the biggest winners in this year’s Asian Media Awards

2022-05-23. Now in its 21st year, WAN-IFRA’s Asian Media Awards (AMA22) aims to promote the highest publishing standards in the fields of newspaper and magazine design, infographics, editorial content, marketing, community service, revenue diversification and photojournalism.

WAN-IFRA calls for independent, transparent investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

2022-05-13. [Official statement] Despite rejection of a criminal investigation by Israeli authorities, WAN-IFRA reiterates demands for an independent inquiry into the killing of the prominent Palestinian-American journalist, urging Israel to cooperate fully in bringing perpetrators to account.

World’s press condemns killing of Shireen Abu Akleh in Palestine

2022-05-11. [NEWS REPORT] Prominent Al Jazeera correspondent was reporting from the occupied West Bank town of Jenin when she was shot and critically wounded.

180 Women, 10 Countries: WIN Wraps Up The First Round Of Leadership Accelerator Hubs In Africa

2022-05-10. On 5 May 2022, WAN-IFRA Women in News concluded the first round of Leadership Accelerator hubs in Africa. The six, two-day sessions were held over two months with more than 180 journalists and editors from 10 African countries.

World Press Trends Outlook: publishers face the future with optimism

2022-05-06. Our newly released report shows news publishers feel confident about tackling the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and that some of their early pandemic-era pivots are beginning to pay dividends.

An homage to Manfred Werfel: ‘We just lost a true friend’

2022-05-05. WAN-IFRA lost a big part of its family this week when Manfred Werfel, the association’s former Deputy CEO and Director of the World Printers Forum, passed away. He was 68. Industry friends and colleagues pay homage to Manfred in this article, and you have a chance to do so as well.

WAN-IFRA celebrates World Press Freedom Day

2022-05-03. In a year punctuated by crises – from the ongoing financial and organisational challenges wrought by COVID-19 to the repercussions of a coup d’état in Myanmar, the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, and the current Russian invasion of Ukraine – the ability of journalists to report freely, and safely, has perhaps never been so undermined.