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Manoramaonline.com Awarded Best News Website of the Year in South Asia

2019-12-27. The fourth edition of the WAN-IFRA’s South Asian Digital Media Awards saw more than 80 entries from over 20 companies, which were evaluated by an international jury comprising of high ranked professionals from the media industry. Manoramaonline.com wins Best News Website of the Year Award. BBC News, The Wire, NDTV Hop, Arre, Sangbad Pratidin, Prothom Alo, and The Hindu are among winners of the Awards 2019.

Ingi Ólafsson is appointed Director of the WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum

2019-12-16. WAN-IFRA renews its support to the Print and Production Community with the hiring of Ingi Rafn Ólafsson, appointed new Director of the WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum. He will succeed Manfred Werfel, who has retired earlier this year.

WAN-IFRA announces biggest-ever 7 million Euro funding to support sector-leading Women in News programme

2019-12-11. The 4-year grant from Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, will enable WAN-IFRA’s Women in News programme to expand to new markets, launch global research initiatives, and build internal capacity to operate the programme throughout the Arab Region and Sub-Saharan Africa. The grant is the largest received to date by WAN-IFRA in support of its media freedom work. It marks the continuation of a nearly decade-long partnership with Sida.

World Press Trends 2019: The balancing act of publishers

2019-11-04. The ongoing conundrum of the industry: Overall global revenues in 2018 continued to shrink as did newsrooms, yet paying audiences and demand for quality news continue to increase.

Print is vital for critical thinking

2019-10-19. Reading on paper helps readers with their cognitive ability, concentration and retention, and building vocabulary and memory, reveals new study. Intergraf and the Board of WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum call on the European Commission to recognise the advantages of print to enable the development of critical thinking.

One year on, and still no justice for Jamal Khashoggi

2019-10-01. World’s press continues to demand justice for Saudi journalist murdered in Turkey by operatives sent from the Kingdom and widely believed to be acting under orders of the country’s highest authority.

Publishers Rights: World publishers stand in solidarity with French Press

2019-09-26. The World Association of News Publishers, represented by its President, Vice Presidents, and Chair of the Member Associations, forcefully sustain the position of the French publishers against Google’s decision to circumvent the copyright law.

WAN-IFRA Print Innovation Awards 2019 Winners Announced

2019-09-16. The World Printers Forum, the print community of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), announces the winners of the Print Innovation Awards 2019. The prize for innovations of newspapers and magazines will be presented on the first exhibition day of the IFRA World Publishing Expo, 8 October 2019, in Berlin.

World’s Press Calls on the United Kingdom to Address Press Freedom Concerns

2019-06-03. The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 on the occasion of the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum and 3rd Women in News Summit, has called on the government of the United Kingdom to address a number of critical press freedom challenges that threaten UK media and risk undermining recent international efforts to prioritise media freedom.

Fernando de Yarza elected first Spanish President of WAN-IFRA

2019-06-04. During the 71th WAN-IFRA’s annual congress in Glasgow, Scotland, Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo, President of Henneo in Spain, was elected President of WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers. WAN-IFRA also appointed a new President and a new Vice President of the World Editors Forum. Fourteen executives from leading news media companies were also elected to new terms on the Board of WAN-IFRA.