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

2022-05-13. [Official statement] WAN-IFRA demands independent inquiry into 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.

‘We, the media’ – WAN-IFRA Members step up in support of the Ukrainian press

2022-04-26. With an unprecedented response to the call for support to our Ukrainian colleagues over the past weeks, WAN-IFRA issues heartfelt thanks to all our members and partners who are helping ensure the independent press in Ukraine maintains its resistance in the face of ongoing conflict.

Stars4Media NEWS call for projects launched

2022-04-21. Does your media organisation need business or newsroom transformation? Do you want to exchange best practices with other media and top experts, gain international experience and benefit from high impact transformation to spread in your media company? Stars4Media NEWS is welcoming submissions.

Perugia Declaration for Ukraine: Call for increased support of independent media and journalists in Ukraine

2022-04-09. The safety and security of all journalists to report freely are essential to ensure that the world understands the reality and facts of the ongoing war, including the humanitarian consequences. Members and partners of the Global Forum for Media Development, of which WAN-IFRA is part, have launched a declaration at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia in solidarity with media and journalists in Ukraine.

WAN-IFRA’s momentum in Latin America and Spain: new members, advisory and coaching curriculum

2022-03-17. 2022 will be a pivotal year for the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in Latin America and Spain through expanded consultancy portfolio, membership expansion and return to face-to-face conferences.