WAN-IFRA Announced Winners of the 2024 Digital Media Awards Worldwide.

2024-05-27. The winners of WAN-IFRA’s prestigious annual Digital Media Awards Worldwide, recognising outstanding achievements in digital media by the news industry, were announced in Copenhagen on the 27th May during a ceremony at the 75th World News Media Congress.

Golden Pen of Freedom awarded to Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Chamorro

2024-05-27. The 2024 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded to Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, editor-in-chief of Confidencial, currently in exile in Costa Rica.

‘Only the quality of our journalism can defend us.’ Carlos Chamorro and the fight for press freedom in Nicaragua

2024-05-27. In this special episode of The Backstory, WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom laureate Carlos Chamorro speaks to Mexican journalist Javier Garza about his journey from political activist to the top of Latin American journalism.

Martha Ramos: 2024 Golden Pen of Freedom introductory speech

204-05-27. “We gather once again to celebrate outstanding achievement, an unwavering commitment to journalism: to award the Golden Pen – a symbol of struggle and the necessary courage to fight on in the name of press freedom.”

Profile: Carlos Fernando Chamorro

2024-05-27. For Carlos Fernando Chamorro Barrios, independence as a journalist is above everything. It has led to an extraordinary career in the news media, but also to a painful exile for him and his family.

Carlos F. Chamorro’s Golden Pen of Freedom acceptance speech

2024-05-27. “Journalism done from exile remains the last reserve of all our freedoms.” Carlos Fernando Chamorro received the Golden Pen of Freedom during the 75th WAN-IFRA World News Media Congress – read his acceptance speech.

Melissa Fleming: ‘We all share a debt to those who continue to bring us the facts’

2024-05-27. In her keynote address at the World News Media Congress in Copenhagen, Melissa Fleming, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, highlighted the critical challenges facing journalism and discussed the rise of disinformation, hate speech, and the impact of social media algorithms that prioritise sensational content over reliable news.

Ladina Heimgartner Elected President of WAN-IFRA

2024-05-27. During WAN-IFRA’s 75th WAN-IFRA’s World News Media Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, Ladina Heimgartner, Head Media Ringier AG & CEO Ringier Media Switzerland, was elected President of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. On this occasion, Board Members renewed the WAN-IFRA Executive Board and four executives from leading news media organisations were also elected to new terms on the Supervisory Board of WAN-IFRA.

World News Media Congress introduces NewsArcade Author

2024-05-24. WAN-IFRA’s 75th World News Media Congress introduces NewsArcade Author: a one-of-a-kind interactive tool that counters false narratives and strengthens trust in news, and boosts media literacy.

Livestreaming and entertainment help IDN Times cover news gathering costs

2024-05-23. This is the story of IDN Times, a fast growing media company targeting millennials and GenZ – showcasing that a diversified business model built from the start can be the future of news companies.