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WAN-IFRA’s Programme to support local journalism in Europe set to grow

2020-06-18. WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers, is launching round two of Table Stakes Europe in partnership with the Google News Initiative. The one-year transformation and coaching programme for regional and local news publishers will welcome twenty-four participating news enterprises, growing from fourteen in the previous edition. The sessions will start in October 2020 and publishers are invited to apply now.

WAN-IFRA Condemns Guilty Verdict for Maria Ressa in Cyber-Libel Trial

2020-06-15. Prominent Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, and WAN-IFRA’s Golden Pen of Freedom laureate, has been found guilty of cyber libel in a case widely condemned as politically motivated. She has 15 days to appeal the decision but risks spending up to six years in prison.

27 women journalists from Egypt complete Women in News’ Media Management Training

13-06-2020. “The training exceeded my expectations. The diversity of trainers and sessions was very beneficial, and it helped us build a lot of capacity, mainly how to be leaders of a newsroom, not only managers,” says Hagar Gamil, Radio El Nil, one of the 27 women journalists from Egypt who completed the WAN-IFRA Women in News Leadership Accelerator Media Management Training this week.

World’s Press Condemns Violence Against Journalists in the US

2020-06-12. In an unprecedented show of international solidarity, WAN-IFRA members from over 40 countries have written to US President Donald Trump to denounce recent violence against journalists covering protests in the country. The joint letter calls for perpetrators to be brought to justice and urges President Trump “to forcefully condemn these attacks and show unwavering support for a free press.”

World Editors Forum and Temasek Foundation launch new Young Media Leaders Fellowship Programme to groom future media industry leaders

2020-06-08. The new Young Media Leaders (YML) Fellowship Programme, an initiative of the World Editors Forum Asia Chapter, the regional network in Asia for editors within the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), and supported by Temasek Foundation, is launched today with its inaugural class of 30 Fellows. The fellowship programme seeks to nurture the next generation of media leaders who are committed to shaping the regional future.

Asian news media enterprises embark on a five-month transformation programme

2020-06-01. Amid a Covid-19 pandemic that has crippled global economies and is threatening the future of the media industry, 10 news media companies from six Asian cities are embarking on WAN-IFRA’s inaugural Newsroom and Business Transformation 2020 programme.

WAN-IFRA joins call to stop the rise in death threats against Northern Ireland journalists

2020-05-20. The World Association of News Publishers and the World Editors Forum today joined many expression groups, industry bodies, civic leaders, and journalists in a joint statement condemning recent threats against journalists working for the Sunday Life and Sunday World newspapers in Northern Ireland, and stand up for journalists and press freedom in Northern Ireland.

North American Digital Media Awards 2020 winners announced

2020-05-15. Following weeks of submissions and evaluation, it all comes down to this: the winners of this year’s North American Digital Media Awards! All winners will automatically qualify for the WAN-IFRA’s 2020 World Digital Media Awards, in which all regional winners will participate.

World Media Leaders eSummit to Focus on Ten Strategic Challenges for News Media Post-Covid, June 15-18

2020-05-18. News organisations and journalists are making rapid adjustments in response to higher digital demand, lower ad revenue and enforced changes to the way they operate. WAN-IFRA is making changes too. From June 15-18 it will host the World Media leaders eSummit, its first four-day series of crucial online panel discussions and town hall meetings to discuss the future of news media.

Asociaciones iberoamericanas resaltan la importancia del periodismo independiente durante la pandemia del Covid-19

2020-05-03. En el marco del Día Mundial para la Libertad de Prensa, las asociaciones de medios iberoamericanas firmantes resaltan la importancia del rol de la prensa en las sociedades democráticas en tiempos de crisis.