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French security bill undermines press freedom

2020-11-23. A new French bill raises considerable risks of infringement of several fundamental rights, in particular the right to privacy and freedom of information. Disarmed in the face of the new digital disorder, the government seems incapable of effectively regulating the violence of social networks, preferring instead to reinforce a repressive legislative arsenal.

LATAM Digital Media Awards 2020 winners respond to the new demands of society

2020-11-18. One hundred twenty project teams from 11 countries and 47 companies attended the sixth edition of the LATAM Digital Media Awards on the occasion of the Digital Media LATAM 2020 conference organised by WAN-IFRA.

Winners of WAN-IFRA’s International Color Quality Club 2020-2022 Announced

2020-11-17. WAN-IFRA announces today the winners of the International Color Quality Club 2020–2022 contest (ICQC). Together 54 newspapers and magazines have achieved membership in the ICQC for two years.

Politicization of the US Foreign Agents Registration Act impacts journalists and press freedom

2020-11-13. In an open letter to the US House Committee on Oversight and Reforms, WAN-IFRA, with other organizations, call for investigating reports that political influence shaped the Department of Justice’s Foreign Agents Registration Act determination with respect to AJ+.

Winners of WAN-IFRA’s Print Innovation Awards announced

2020-11-10. WAN-IFRA announced the winners of its third edition of Print Innovation Awards during the recent World Printers Summit.

WAN-IFRA to host Science in the Newsroom Global eSummit 2020

2020-11-09. The World Editors Forum (WEF), WAN-IFRA’S network for editors, is to host a new global summit to help editors, journalists and newsroom managers prepare for future science or health-related crises.

Nuevo laboratorio de suscripciones del Programa de Crecimiento Digital en América Latina

2020-11-05. Google News Initiative, FTI Consulting, LMA y WAN-IFRA lanzan el laboratorio de suscripciones del Programa de Crecimiento Digital. Tres grupos de editores en América del Norte y América Latina se concentrarán en los aprendizajes de laboratorios de suscripciones anteriores.

Media Laws in India. A ‘must-read’ handbook for journalists in the region.

2020-11-04. WAN-IFRA has released “Media Laws in India”, a comprehensive report that looks at laws affecting the editorial functioning of media in India. An initiative of WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum South Asia Chapter, the report provides news media professionals with a better understanding of freedom of expression in India.

Jordanian Etaf Roudan gets top leadership award from Women in News

2020-11-03. WAN-IFRA Women in News has named Etaf Roudan, director of Radio al-Balad in Jordan as its 2020 WIN Editorial Leadership Award Laureate for the Arab Region. The WIN Editorial Leadership Award is given annually to outstanding editors, one from the Arab Region and one from sub-Saharan Africa, in recognition of excellence in leadership, and an unwavering commitment to equality and press freedom.

Prepare your newsroom for future health crises

2020-10-30. Scientists are warning that we may be entering a looming age of pandemics. Epidemics may be more frequent, with many viruses coming from animals, and spreading more easily because of global travel.