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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.

WAN-IFRA Women in News Launches Study on Sexual Harassment in the Media Industry – Africa to be focus of first phase of study

2020-08-17. Nairobi, Kenya – WAN-IFRA Women in News and City University of London are conducting a major research study into sexual harassment in the media workplace in select countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab Region and Southeast Asia. This study builds on research done in 2018 which identified a gap in available data on sexual harassment in media specifically in these regions.

Global rights groups call for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol

2020-08-13. In a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, civil society defenders of free expression from all over the world call for the immediate release of Shafiqul Islam Kajol and accountability for his mistreatment.

The arrest of Apple Daily’s publisher is an assault against Hong Kong’s citizens’ freedoms

2020-08-10. WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have expressed grave concern over the arrest in Hong Kong on Monday of Jimmy Lai, the founder and publisher of Apple Daily, the continued detention of Hopewell Chin’ono, a Zimbabwean journalist and 2010 Nieman Fellow and the increased jail time for Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein in Egypt.

WAN-IFRA Women in News Leadership Accelerator launches in Vietnam

2020-08-07. WAN-IFRA Women in News (WIN) Leadership Accelerator programme kicks off in Vietnam. The 2-month long (August-September 2020) career training for women journalists and editors will include sessions on career development, media management, and gender balance in content. With COVID-19 changing the way news organizations operate, the programme will help women journalists acquire new skills and build their capacity for more successful careers.

GNI APAC Subscriptions Lab Launches at WAN-IFRA Asian Media Leaders eSummit

2020-07-30. WAN-IFRA, FTI Consulting and Google announced the launch of the APAC GNI Subscriptions Lab at the WAN-IFRA Asian Media Leaders eSummit. The Lab is an intensive four-month programme to help eight different news publishers from the Asia-Pacific region strengthen digital subscriptions capabilities and grow reader revenue. Interested publishers can apply here until August 7, 2020.

WAN-IFRA announces Taiwan to host the World News Media Congress 2021 and reschedules Zaragoza to 2022

2020-07-28. Due to continued uncertainties and travel constraints around the COVID-19 pandemic, WAN-IFRA is calling off the World News Media Congress, which was initially planned for Zaragoza, Spain, in September 2020. Meanwhile, it has named Taiwan as its venue for the 2021 Congress and rescheduled the 2022 Congress in Zaragoza.

World News Day 2020 sets ambitious global target

2020-06-29. Highlighting journalism’s importance in an age of misinformation, the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) — with support from Google News Initiative — aim to have 100 media supporters from around the world, up from 40 last year, for World News Day 2020. The annual global event is to take place on Monday, September 28.