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World’s Press Condemns Forced Closure of Apple Daily

2021-06-24. WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn the enforced closure of Apple Daily as a major blow to press freedom in Hong Kong.

WAN-IFRA Pays Tribute to Dr. Saleh Al-Humaidan

2021-06-22. Saleh Ali Al-Humaidan, a WAN-IFRA Board member and Chairman of the WAN-IFRA Middle East Committee passed away on 7 June 2021 at the age of 64. The impact of his contributions to the media industry in the Middle East and WAN-IFRA cannot be emphasised enough. He was a true leader and visionary thinker. With his respectful, open and friendly nature, he made friends all over the world.

World’s Press Condemns Arrest of Apple Daily Editor-in-Chief

2021-06-17. Editor-in-Chief Ryan Law one of five senior executives arrested in early-morning raids, while Apple Daily newsroom was searched, and materials seized.

World News Day sets ambitious global target to amplify fact-based climate journalism

2021-06-07. The fourth annual World News Day, a worldwide campaign for global news organisations to draw audience attention to the value of fact-based journalism, will take place on September 28, 2021.

WAN-IFRA launches a new Expert Group to arm data practitioners with powerful journalism analytics

2021-06-02. WAN-IFRA, together with sixteen European news organisations, launch the Data Science Expert Group, a network of news media professionals working in data science, data analytics and data engineering. Its goal is to arm practitioners with powerful journalism analytics built around newsroom priorities to grow audiences, deepen engagement and drive subscriptions.

QUEST journalism toolkit offers new resources for science journalists to enhance their reporting

2021-06-02. The EU-funded project QUEST has released a new set of resources that help journalists report on science-related topics more effectively. The resources are a culmination of two years of research that examined the challenges and pressures science reporters face in today’s fast-paced media environment.

Scott C. Schurz passed away

2021-05-26. It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Scott C. Schurz. Scott was chairman emeritus of Schurz Communications, and a former Board member of both WAN and WAN-IFRA. On behalf of the World Association of News Publishers, we extend the condolences of the entire global newspaper community to his family and colleagues.

Champion tomorrow’s news talent. Join the Stars4Media’s news innovation network

2021-05-19. WAN-IFRA is looking for EU news media to partner with some innovation projects submitted to Stars4Media, the first European innovation exchange programme to facilitate cross-border cooperation between media professionals.

WAN-IFRA moves the World News Media Congress to 1-3 December 2021 

2021-05-12. The prospect of an easing of international travel restrictions as COVID-19 vaccinations increase has prompted WAN-IFRA to shift the dates of its World News Media Congress in Taipei, Taiwan, from 28-30 September to 1-3 December 2021

Malawi Media Freedom Committee

2021-05-03. On 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, WAN-IFRA is delighted to welcome the Malawi Media Freedom Committee into its regional and global network of media professionals – all of whom are committed to standing for quality journalism and press freedom while respecting diversity and plurality of voices.