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Golden Pen of Freedom laureates Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov awarded Nobel Peace Prize

2021-10-08. “Free, independent and fact-based journalism serves to protect against abuse of power, lies and war propaganda. Without freedom of expression and freedom of the press, it will be difficult to successfully promote fraternity between nations, disarmament and a better world order to succeed in our time.” Nobel committee chair, Berit Reiss-Andersen.

World’s press, book publishers and journalists condemn Pakistan plan for strict control over media

2021-10-06. WAN-IFRA, the International Publishers Association (IPA), and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) call on Pakistani authorities to retract plans to establish the ‘Pakistan Media Development Authority’ (PMDA) that risks placing strict state control over all media.

Launch of New Programme to Improve Climate Change Journalism

2021-09-28. Today, on World News Day, WAN-IFRA and Temasek Foundation have launched a new programme to strengthen climate change journalism. Targeting journalists and editors from Asia, the training programme will build the capability of newsrooms to increase solutions-oriented reporting.

WAN-IFRA goes virtual and announces new dates for the World News Media Congress in 2021

2021-09-20. WAN-IFRA will hold the World News Media Congress as a virtual event from 29 November to 2 December 2021. The 2022 World News Media Congress will be held in Zaragoza, Spain. Taipei – the initially planned venue for this year’s Congress – will now host the event in June 2023.

New lab will help 21 news organisations from Latin America boost their digital advertising revenue

2021-09-09. Twenty-one news organisations across Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America have been selected to participate in the 2021 GNI Latin America Advertising Revenue Lab.

Eight news organisations will participate in the new WAN-IFRA business innovation programme in Latin America 

2021-09-08. News organisations from Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay will be part of the first “Newsroom & Business Transformation Program” in Latin America. After the successful launches in Asia and the Middle East last year, WAN-IFRA is expanding the programme to the Latin American region, with the support of the Facebook Journalism Project. 

WAN-IFRA Women in News Expands In Southeast Asia With Launch In The Philippines

2021-09-06. WAN-IFRA’s Women in News (WIN) programme announces its expansion in Southeast Asia. The programme brings its one-of-a-kind career training for women journalists and editors to the Philippines, following successful launches of the Leadership Accelerator in Vietnam and Myanmar last year.

Afghan Journalist Appeal

2021-08-30. Many of our members have been in touch to ask how they can support Afghan colleagues and contribute to the ongoing, desperate efforts to evacuate journalists and their families. You can help by hosting Afghan journalists in your newsroom; contributing funds to support media professionals and their families.

Passing of Jacques Saint-Cricq, first French President of Ifra in 1981

2021-08-27. It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Jacques Saint-Cricq. He joined Ifra’s Board of Directors in 1978 to succeed François-Régis Hutin (Ouest-France) and became its first French President in 1981.

Civil society and media organisations call on the G7 to protect and evacuate journalists and media workers in Afghanistan

WAN-IFRA has joined 50 organisations from around the world to urge G7 countries – meeting tomorrow, 24th August – to prioritise journalists in their deliberations about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.