News

The transformation of regional and digital media in Mexico

2021-07-14. WAN-IFRA and the Tecnológico de Monterrey have published, with the support of the Facebook Journalism Project, a first-of-its-kind report on the main challenges facing the news publishing industry in Mexico.

Six APAC news publishers picked for landmark newsroom and business transformation programme

2021-07-12. A new batch of six APAC news media companies will embark on the second edition of the Newsroom and Business Transformation Asia (NBTA) programme. It follows the success of the last year’s groundbreaking initiative. The programme starts this week and will run until November 2021.

Audiences-First thinking –  join WAN-IFRA’s programme to support local, digital transformation in Europe

2021-07-08. WAN-IFRA is launching the third round of Table Stakes Europe in partnership with the Google News Initiative Digital Growth Programme. The one-year transformation and coaching programme for regional and local news publishers, a collaboration with Table Stakes architect Doug Smith, will once again welcome twenty-four participating news enterprises.

Latin America Subscriptions Lab Report

2021-07-07. WAN-IFRA, the Google News Initiative and Mather Economics launched today the Google News Initiative Latin America Subscriptions Report, a summary of key takeaways, insights and results from the GNI Latin America Subscriptions Lab.

New research shows extent of sexual harassment in African Media

2021-07-06. One in two women has suffered sexual harassment in the workplace in Africa. One in two. Allow that to sink in – and then consider that only 30 per cent of these cases are reported.

Twenty-eight news editors and journalists across Asia begin six-month Young Media Leaders Fellowship

Singapore, 2021-07-05. The second annual round of The Young Media Leaders Fellowship (YMLF) is launched today with a new batch of twenty-eight high-potential mid-career editors and journalists from nineteen publications in eleven countries. The YMLF is an initiative of the World Editors Forum Asia Chapter and WAN-IFRA supported by Temasek Foundation. The programme offers leadership and professional development and networking opportunities through dedicated online and physical platforms.

New Board Leaders Take Office at WAN-IFRA’s Annual Meeting 

2021-06-28. WAN-IFRA has announced the election of ten new members to serve on its Supervisory Board of Directors and the Board of the World Editors Forum (WEF). At its General Assembly of Members on June 23, WAN-IFRA presented a positive balance for the year 2020, and foresees a better-than-expected year in 2021 with a growing number of new members. 

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.