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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

“Back independent journalism” – World’s press calls on public support as Russia silences critical reporting

2022-03-09. Condemnation of Russia’s move to criminalise fact-based reporting must be backed by global action to strengthen and support independent journalism.

Journalism under siege

2022-03-04. The Norwegian press organisations condemn the gagging of free media and attacks on journalists and the independent press in connection with Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Schibsted to donate one million Norwegian kroner to support independent Ukrainian news media

2022-03-03. “A week has passed since Russia invaded Ukraine. One of our main priorities as a company is being a solid owner of independent news media, free and able to report from the war,” said Schibsted in a statement announcing an emergency relief plan to Ukraine.

German BDZV supports action alliance disaster relief in support of Ukraine

2022-03-02. The Federal Association of Digital Publishers and Newspaper Publishers (BDZV) has launched an advertising campaign designed for German newspapers to solicit donations for Ukraine.

Nordic news publishers support independent journalism in war-torn Ukraine

2022-02-28. Right now people are fleeing for their lives in Europe. The war in Ukraine is killing victims, and it is often said the first victims of war are always the truth. Therefore, Bonnier News has decided to support the media and media organisations operating in Ukraine with 1 million kronor.

Ukraine Conflict – Resources for Journalists and News Organisations

2022-02-25. The conflict in Ukraine presents numerous challenges to local and international journalists and news organisations in how to cover the Russian military invasion safely and securely. A number of media support organisations are making resources freely available to help guide journalists on the ground and news editors working from outside the country.

World’s press demands Russia and Ukraine protect journalists covering conflict

2022-02-24. As the Russian military began its offensive in Ukraine overnight, WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum called for journalists covering the unfolding conflict to be afforded the maximum protections.