Media organisations condemn former South African president’s SLAPP suit against political journalist

2023-03-30. The increasing legal intimidation of journalists worldwide is highlighted by WAN-IFRA’s new World Press Trends Outlook. A case before South African courts right now, brought by former President Jacob Zuma against News24 journalist Karyn Maughan, illustrates the efforts those in power will go to to silence and intimidate.

Key message from Digital Media India 2023: Collaborate to innovate, prioritise audience

2023-03-20. WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media India (DMI) conference, back in its physical form, was held in New Delhi on 16 and 17 March. It also featured the South Asian Digital Media Awards 2022 ceremony, with The Quint bagging the Champion Publisher Award.

World Press Trends Outlook: Publishers brace for a period marked by uncertainty

2023-03-10. The latest World Press Trends report shows that business sentiment in the industry has taken a downturn, in a context where multiple challenges face news publishers around the world. Yet there are causes for optimism, as revenue diversification progresses and publishers double down on new revenue sources and editorial products.

Meet Martha Ramos, the new President of the World Editors Forum

2023-03-02. Respected newsroom leader from Mexico, one of the world’s most hostile environments for journalists, will lead WAN-IFRA’s global community of editors for the next two years.

Mexican and Canadian editors to lead WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum

2023-03-01. The Board of the World Editors Forum (WEF) has elected Martha Ramos, the editorial director of Organización Editorial Mexicana (OEM), Mexico, as President, with David Walmsley, Editor-in-Chief of the Globe and Mail, Canada, serving as Deputy President.

One year at war

2023-02-23. Ukraine has been at war for one year to the day, and it affects us all. It is a dark anniversary. As an international organisation with a human rights mandate, WAN-IFRA’s duty is to stand in solidarity with our colleagues in distress. Since February 2022, WAN-IFRA and its international members have mobilised to support our Ukrainian colleagues. On this occasion, UMBA, one of WAN-IFRA’s two member associations in Ukraine, takes stock of the aid provided in 2022 and why it is vital to continue our solidarity support.

New Guide: Journalism in the Age of Pandemics 2.0

2023-02-15. Just out: our new newsroom guide has expert advice on navigating disinformation, advanced storytelling techniques and solutions journalism. It also features useful checklists produced by journalists who took part in the Temasek Foundation WAN-IFRA Journalism Programme.

World’s press condemns 8-year sentence for Andrzej Poczobut, calls for his immediate release

2023-02-09. Journalist Andrzej Poczobut was sentenced yesterday to eight years in prison in what observers have denounced as a politically motivated verdict against a long-standing critic.

New WAN-IFRA report features strategies for news publishers to engage key audiences

2023-02-01. The new report features stories from European news publishers that embraced an audience-first mindset during their participation in the Table Stakes Europe programme. By choosing specific target audiences and starting to produce journalism that serves their needs, the companies were able to create loyal new readers and accelerate their digital transformation.

South Asian Digital Media Awards 2022 winners announced

2023-01-30. The Quint, The Hindu, Prothom Alo, and Indian Express emerged as the 2022 South Asian Digital Media Awards winners, from more than 100 entries from news publishers across South Asia.