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Singapore Press Holdings sweeps Asian Digital Media Awards 2020 with five wins

2020-10-19. The results of this year’s Asian Digital Media Awards were announced in a virtual ceremony held during the online edition of WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Asia conference, and presented by veteran BBC, CNBC and Al-Jazeera news presenter, Teymoor Nabili, who is now CEO and Publisher of Tech for Impact Asia.

Five Prizes for Innovation Excellence Awarded to Young European Talent in News

2020-10-15. The Stars4Media consortium presented yesterday the projects developed under its European exchange and training initiative for young news media professionals launched last Spring. More than 100 young news media professionals coming from 42 news organisations in 17 countries participated in the one-year long programme. Twenty-one projects were presented yesterday during a conference held in Brussels at Europe’s Media Lab, Fondation EURACTIV. Five teams were awarded for the outstanding quality of their work.

More than 120 newsrooms across the world mark World News Day 2020 on Monday 28 September

2020-09-24. More than 120 newsrooms across the world will mark World News Day 2020 on Monday 28 September, highlighting the critical role that journalism and professional newsrooms play in helping citizens make sense of the world. World News Day is an initiative driven by the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the World Editors Forum, the network for editors within WAN-IFRA. It was initiated in Canada in 2018, and this is the first year it is being celebrated as one integrated global event

Indian Media Leaders eSummit: Leaders call for efforts to make the readers pay for the news they consume

2020-09-23. The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) hosted the first virtual edition of the Indian Media Leaders eSummit on 21 and 22 September, with more than 500 news media executives registered from across South Asia. The summit brought together ideas on business transformation, future of news, structural changes in the Indian journalism revenue pattern.

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

2020-09-22. WAN-IFRA is announcing today ten new members who will be serving on its Supervisory Board of Directors. They were elected the Association’s Annual General Assembly of Members held on Wednesday 16 September. Four new members will be serving on its Executive Board of Directors and twenty-five Board Members were also reappointed for a new term of office at the same meeting.

La periodista colombiana Jineth Bedoya Lima recibe la Pluma de Oro de la Libertad

2020-09-16. La periodista colombiana Jineth Bedoya Lima recibe la Pluma de Oro de la Libertad. La Pluma de Oro de la Libertad, el premio anual a la libertad de prensa de la Asociación Mundial de Editores de Noticias (WAN-IFRA), ha sido otorgada a la periodista colombiana Jineth Bedoya Lima. El premio reconoce “la dedicación de la Sra. Bedoya Lima a la profesión periodística, su incansable trabajo por la promoción y protección de los derechos de las mujeres y su valentía para enfrentar y superar su propia tragedia personal con un nivel de dignidad y determinación que sirve de inspiración a sus análogos de todo el mundo”.

Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Colombian Journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima

2020-09-16. The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded to Colombian journalist, Jineth Bedoya Lima. The award recognises “Ms Bedoya Lima’s dedication to the profession of journalism, her tireless work in promoting and protecting the rights of women, and her courage in confronting and overcoming her own personal tragedy with a level of dignity and determination that serves as an inspiration to peers the world over.”

Winners announced for the African Digital Media Awards 2020

2020-09-08. The winners of the WAN-IFRA African Digital Media Awards were announced on Tuesday, 8 September 2020, during the Digital Media Africa virtual conference. The annual African Digital Media Awards are the most prestigious digital news awards on the African continent, presented by WAN-IFRA.

WAN-IFRA Women in News names Mary Mbewe the 2020 Editorial Leadership Award Laureate for Africa

2020-09-08. Today, WAN-IFRA Women in News names Mary Mbewe, Executive Editor of the Daily Nation in Zambia as the 2020 WIN Editorial Leadership Award Laureate for Africa. The announcement will be made at WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Africa conference.

WAN-IFRA Women in News supports women journalists in Lebanon as part of the Social Impact Reporting Initiative in the Arab Region

2020-09-02. Following the Beirut explosion on 4 August, 2020, WIN launched a special initiative as part of the Social Impact Reporting Initiative to support women journalists who are covering the aftermath of the blast. 12 journalists were selected to receive WIN’s support. By being part of this initiative, selected journalists will produce articles and stories to be published in Lebanese newspapers and websites, focusing on the social and cultural impact of the traumatic event.