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WAN-IFRA calls for independent, transparent investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

2022-05-13. [Official statement] Despite rejection of a criminal investigation by Israeli authorities, WAN-IFRA reiterates demands for an independent inquiry into the killing of the prominent Palestinian-American journalist, urging Israel to cooperate fully in bringing perpetrators to account.

World’s press condemns killing of Shireen Abu Akleh in Palestine

2022-05-11. [NEWS REPORT] Prominent Al Jazeera correspondent was reporting from the occupied West Bank town of Jenin when she was shot and critically wounded.

WAN-IFRA pide una investigación independiente y transparente sobre el asesinato de Shireen Abu Akleh

2022-05-17. [Declaración oficial] WAN-IFRA exige una investigación independiente sobre el asesinato de la destacada periodista palestino-estadounidense, instando a Israel a cooperar plenamente para que los perpetradores rindan cuentas.

WAN-IFRA celebrates World Press Freedom Day

2022-05-03. In a year punctuated by crises – from the ongoing financial and organisational challenges wrought by COVID-19 to the repercussions of a coup d’état in Myanmar, the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, and the current Russian invasion of Ukraine – the ability of journalists to report freely, and safely, has perhaps never been so undermined.

Afghan Journalist Appeal: Fahim Abed rebuilds career at the Tribune-Review 

2022-04-29. This is the story of Fahim Abed, who recently joined the team at the Tribune-Review in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via our Afghan Journalist Appeal and the global call for work opportunities.

Women in News Holds Timely Journalists’ Training On Coverage Of Upcoming Elections In Lebanon

2022-04-28. WAN-IFRA’s Women in News held a three-day training on the coverage of general elections as part of its coaching efforts to help young journalists navigate through one of Lebanon’s most controversial and divisive polls.

‘We, the media’ – WAN-IFRA Members step up in support of the Ukrainian press

2022-04-26. With an unprecedented response to the call for support to our Ukrainian colleagues over the past weeks, WAN-IFRA issues heartfelt thanks to all our members and partners who are helping ensure the independent press in Ukraine maintains its resistance in the face of ongoing conflict.

Perugia Declaration for Ukraine: Call for increased support of independent media and journalists in Ukraine

2022-04-09. The safety and security of all journalists to report freely are essential to ensure that the world understands the reality and facts of the ongoing war, including the humanitarian consequences. Members and partners of the Global Forum for Media Development, of which WAN-IFRA is part, have launched a declaration at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia in solidarity with media and journalists in Ukraine.

Podcast – Meet them where they are: how media can reach youth in Africa

2022-03-24. Join us for the latest episode of The Backstory Media Freedom podcast as we look at ways in which news organisations across Africa are trying to attract – and keep – younger audiences.

Amid Ukraine crisis, WAN-IFRA president urges support for independent media

2022-03-11. “In the interest of trust in our craft, and for all our futures, I urge you to pledge your support for our work that keeps journalists safe, journalism independent, and the public informed” Fernando de Yarza, President, WAN-IFRA