World’s Press Condemns Violence Against Journalists in the US

2020-06-12. In an unprecedented show of international solidarity, WAN-IFRA members from over 40 countries have written to US President Donald Trump to denounce recent violence against journalists covering protests in the country. The joint letter calls for perpetrators to be brought to justice and urges President Trump “to forcefully condemn these attacks and show unwavering support for a free press.”

World Editors Forum and Temasek Foundation launch new Young Media Leaders Fellowship Programme to groom future media industry leaders

2020-06-08. The new Young Media Leaders (YML) Fellowship Programme, an initiative of the World Editors Forum Asia Chapter, the regional network in Asia for editors within the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), and supported by Temasek Foundation, is launched today with its inaugural class of 30 Fellows. The fellowship programme seeks to nurture the next generation of media leaders who are committed to shaping the regional future.

Asian news media enterprises embark on a five-month transformation programme

2020-06-01. Amid a Covid-19 pandemic that has crippled global economies and is threatening the future of the media industry, 10 news media companies from six Asian cities are embarking on WAN-IFRA’s inaugural Newsroom and Business Transformation 2020 programme.

WAN-IFRA joins call to stop the rise in death threats against Northern Ireland journalists

2020-05-20. The World Association of News Publishers and the World Editors Forum today joined many expression groups, industry bodies, civic leaders, and journalists in a joint statement condemning recent threats against journalists working for the Sunday Life and Sunday World newspapers in Northern Ireland, and stand up for journalists and press freedom in Northern Ireland.

North American Digital Media Awards 2020 winners announced

2020-05-15. Following weeks of submissions and evaluation, it all comes down to this: the winners of this year’s North American Digital Media Awards! All winners will automatically qualify for the WAN-IFRA’s 2020 World Digital Media Awards, in which all regional winners will participate.

World Media Leaders eSummit to Focus on Ten Strategic Challenges for News Media Post-Covid, June 15-18

2020-05-18. News organisations and journalists are making rapid adjustments in response to higher digital demand, lower ad revenue and enforced changes to the way they operate. WAN-IFRA is making changes too. From June 15-18 it will host the World Media leaders eSummit, its first four-day series of crucial online panel discussions and town hall meetings to discuss the future of news media.

Asociaciones iberoamericanas resaltan la importancia del periodismo independiente durante la pandemia del Covid-19

2020-05-03. En el marco del Día Mundial para la Libertad de Prensa, las asociaciones de medios iberoamericanas firmantes resaltan la importancia del rol de la prensa en las sociedades democráticas en tiempos de crisis.

WAN-IFRA joins the Independent News Emergency Relief Coordination (INERC) to coordinate help during the pandemic

2020-05-01. The Independent News Emergency Relief Coordination (INERC) is an effort to help assist funders willing and able to provide significant financial support for independent news media. INERC’s ambition is to guide the emergency funding to those independent news media around the world who need relief the most in this challenging situation during the coronavirus crisis. It will help better understand where the need is greatest and coordinate the efforts to make the most significant possible difference in this difficult moment.

No crisis can be resolved without accurate and reliable information. Support the 3 May campaign

2020-05-01. WAN-IFRA is supporting UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day campaign in 2020 on the importance of independent journalism during the health crisis. Below are a few useful links to the communication materials for you to support the campaign. The campaign is embargoed until 3 May.

Strong Nordic performance as WAN-IFRA European Digital Media Awards announced

2020-04-23. The winners of the WAN-IFRA European Digital Media Awards were announced on Thursday, 23 April – with 7 out of 9 coming from Denmark, Norway or Sweden. The Coronavirus crisis has made these projects more relevant than ever – not least in the category of Best Paid Content Strategy, as almost all publishers see a sharp rise in digital subscriptions. While Sweden’s Expressen won the judges’ vote, this was the first year we launched a Members’ Choice Awards. In a close battle of live-streamed presentations from the finalists, Gazeta Wyborcza won the popular vote.