WAN-IFRA, Google News Initiative launch a reader revenue lab for Latin American media

2023-11-21. For four months, a total of 15 teams from Latin American news organisations will participate in a laboratory funded by the Google News initiative, with the aim of helping them optimise and enhance their reader revenue models.

Charter for AI and Journalism: tech standards must be the responsibility of publishers

2023-11-10. WAN-IFRA welcomes the initiative taken by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) to produce ethical guidelines and procedures around AI and Journalism but has elected not to endorse the “Paris Charter” because of specific concerns from news publishers.

#Impunity Day: new data shows disturbing trends in media attacks ahead of elections

2023-11-02. New data from UNESCO reveals chilling new trends in the increasing – often lethal – attacks on journalists; notably, that they are more vulnerable during elections. WAN-IFRA warns that the conditions for aggression are created well before voting day.

The second edition of WIN Latam – Women in News – brings together 30 professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean.

2023-11-01. The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), together with the Google News Initiative, announced the launch of the second edition of WIN, Women in News Latam, an intensive four-month programme that combines training and personal career and leadership guidance for media professionals.

WAN-IFRA condemns the Chilean president’s attacks on the press and recalls that freedom of expression is a fundamental right.

2023-10-27. WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers, strongly condemns threats and political pressure on journalists after Gabriel Boric’s harsh criticism of Chilean media.

Fight back against normalisation of attacks on journalists – Martha Ramos

2023-10-27. The disturbing number of journalists killed, harmed or jailed while doing their job keeps rising – amid continued failure to get justice for most of these crimes. Ahead of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, Martha Ramos, President of the World Editors Forum, calls for a more forceful response from newsrooms.

Editors condemn prison sentences for Iranian journalists

2023-10-27. Iranian journalists Niloofar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi, recipients of WAN-IFRA’s 2023 Golden Pen of Freedom Award, were sentenced this week to 12 and 13 years in prison, drawing widespread condemnation and renewed calls for their release.

Focus on audiences, revenue and AI – WAN-IFRA and Google News Initiative launch new round of Table Stakes Europe

2023-10-24. WAN-IFRA is launching the fifth edition of Table Stakes Europe in partnership with the Google News Initiative. This performance-driven programme, focused on change management, is a collaboration with Table Stakes architect Doug Smith. The programme will welcome 16 European news enterprises participating in 2024.

WAN-IFRA’s renewed partnership with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strengthens links between Norwegian and international editors.

2023-10-24. On Monday 23 October, editors from across East Central Africa and Southeast Asia and Norway met to share best practices in audience engagement and monetisation strategies to formally re-launch the mentoring programme at the heart of WAN-IFRA’s long-standing partnership with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to strengthen independent media.

Circular Economy: Implications of changing to Mineral Oil Free (MOF) web offset inks.

2023-10-23. WAN-IFRA and CITEO, with the participation of AGRAPA and UBA, released a new report on the reduction of mineral oils of web offset inks in the circular economy. The report was presented at the World Printers Summit held in Frankfurt on October 11-13.