Schibsted to donate one million Norwegian kroner to support independent Ukrainian news media

2022-03-03. “A week has passed since Russia invaded Ukraine. One of our main priorities as a company is being a solid owner of independent news media, free and able to report from the war,” said Schibsted in a statement announcing an emergency relief plan to Ukraine.

WAN-IFRA’s International Color Quality Club contest open for registration

2022-03-02. WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum announced today that registration for the International Color Quality Club (ICQC) 2022–2024 is open. The ICQC is the global print quality contest for newspapers and magazines.

World’s press demands Russia and Ukraine protect journalists covering conflict

2022-02-24. As the Russian military began its offensive in Ukraine overnight, WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum called for journalists covering the unfolding conflict to be afforded the maximum protections. 

Five Journalists Murdered in 2022: World’s Press Demands Action in Mexico

2022-02-16. The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have expressed outrage at the mounting death toll of journalists in Mexico following the February 10th murder in Oaxaca state of Heber López Vázquez. Mr. López Vázquez, director of RCP Noticias online, is the fifth journalist to have been murdered in 2022.

Media veteran, Lee Kah Whye named as WAN-IFRA Director for Asia

2022-02-16. WAN-IFRA is pleased to announce the appointment of Kah Whye Lee as Director, Asia. Lee, a Singaporean, was previously in-charge of the Asia-Pacific media business of Reuters where he spent almost 20 years of his career which spanned roles which included marketing, product, operations and sales.

New WAN-IFRA report reveals how publishers are banking on AI to drive their business

2022-02-15. More than 75 percent of news executives surveyed in a just-published WAN-IFRA report say they believe Artificial Intelligence is critical for the success of their business by 2024. As editors warm to the idea of using AI to help grow their subscription business and improve workflows, there is still a long way to go to reach true adoption.

German startup Journexx joins WAN-IFRA together with a growing community of emerging media tech entrepreneurs

2022-02-15. In a plan to rapidly expand globally, Journexx, the AI-driven news content marketplace German startup, announced yesterday that it joined WAN-IFRA, the global organisation of the world’s press, as its newest member in Germany.

Joint statement by the Media Freedom Coalition – Consultative Network: More must be done to defend journalists and media freedom

2022-02-10. The Media Freedom Coalition – Consultative Network, a group of 22 organizations representing civil society, press freedom and media development groups and journalists worldwide, calls on the Media Freedom Coalition to take stronger and more concrete actions to defend media freedom and the safety of journalists worldwide.

WAN-IFRA’s 2022 Product Portfolio Now Available

2022-02-01. WAN-IFRA presents its 2022 event portfolio after a banner year in 2021. In 2021 close to 10,000 media professionals from different parts of the world joined at least one of WAN-IFRA’s events. Sixteen major sponsored conferences alone have reached over 6,000 professionals. The 72nd World News Media Congress – WAN-IFRA’s flagship event – attracted more than 1,000 registrants, and Digital Media Asia broke its participation record with over 900 registrations.

Global study analysing sexual harassment in newsrooms released by WAN-IFRA Women in News

2022-01-26. New data from a global study analysing sexual harassment in 20 countries finds, on average, 41% of women media professionals have experienced sexual harassment of some kind in the workplace. Women and gender non-conforming media professionals are almost three and a half times more likely to experience harassment than men.