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One year on, and still no justice for Jamal Khashoggi

2019-10-01. World’s press continues to demand justice for Saudi journalist murdered in Turkey by operatives sent from the Kingdom and widely believed to be acting under orders of the country’s highest authority.

Publishers Rights: World publishers stand in solidarity with French Press

2019-09-26. The World Association of News Publishers, represented by its President, Vice Presidents, and Chair of the Member Associations, forcefully sustain the position of the French publishers against Google’s decision to circumvent the copyright law.

WAN-IFRA Print Innovation Awards 2019 Winners Announced

2019-09-16. The World Printers Forum, the print community of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), announces the winners of the Print Innovation Awards 2019. The prize for innovations of newspapers and magazines will be presented on the first exhibition day of the IFRA World Publishing Expo, 8 October 2019, in Berlin.

World’s Press Calls on the United Kingdom to Address Press Freedom Concerns

2019-06-03. The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 on the occasion of the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum and 3rd Women in News Summit, has called on the government of the United Kingdom to address a number of critical press freedom challenges that threaten UK media and risk undermining recent international efforts to prioritise media freedom.

Fernando de Yarza elected first Spanish President of WAN-IFRA

2019-06-04. During the 71th WAN-IFRA’s annual congress in Glasgow, Scotland, Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo, President of Henneo in Spain, was elected President of WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers. WAN-IFRA also appointed a new President and a new Vice President of the World Editors Forum. Fourteen executives from leading news media companies were also elected to new terms on the Board of WAN-IFRA.

Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Murdered Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

2019-06-01. The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded posthumously to Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

18th Asian Media Awards: South China Morning Post makes clean sweep of Newspaper Infographics category

2019-05-08. South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd took home six awards at the 18th Asian Media Awards, half of them for the top three spots in the Newspaper Infographics category. The other wins were for Newspaper Overall Design (Gold award) and Newspaper Breaking News (Silver and Bronze).

World Editors Forum Asia Chapter launched to build future newsrooms

2019-05-08. Editors from 15 news organisations around Asia have come together to set up a new Asia Chapter of the World Editors Forum, a grouping of editors under the auspices of World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA).

WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum Board elects new Chair and Vice-Chair

2019-04-08. The Board of WAN-IFRA’S World Printers Forum elected Herbert Kaiser, Senior Manager, Product and Project Management, Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed AG & Co. KG, Würzburg, Germany, as the new Chairman and Max Garrido, Managing Director of the Spanish newspaper printing company Corporacion Bermont, as the new Vice Chairman.

Launching the News Organizations Safety Self-Assessment

2019-04-04. The News Organizations Safety Self-Assessment is a new resource that will help news outlets to review and improve their current safety practices and protocols. The Self-Assessment comprises a brief set of key questions and guideline notes that should prompt a constructive conversation around safety best practices and encourage practical and effective ways to advance such practices. The Self-Assessment supports news organizations to identify and better understand their own weaknesses and strengths in relation to the security of all individuals working for them exposed to danger, including freelancers.