Protest Campaigns

Reducing censorship and championing the editorial and economic independence of media

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by Vincent Peyrègne | October 28, 2020

WAN-IFRA  speaks out in defence of press freedom and in support of colleagues from around the globe. During the past two years, our advocacy campaigns in Botswana, Brazil, China, the EU, India, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Turkey, the UK and Venezuela were supported by members, local Media Freedom Committees, professional colleagues and peers from the global human rights and freedom of expression community

Our advocacy actions include large scale lobbying campaigns, coordinated press freedom missions, awareness raising activities and events to strengthen legal and regulatory frameworks, reduce censorship and confront other challenges to editorial and economic independence of media. WAN-IFRA’s network of influential publishers and editors provides it with access to the highest levels of government and other institutions.

Recent protest campaigns

July 2020 – WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum urged Duterte to ‘drop all charges’ against Maria Ressa.

Myanmar, 12 November 2021
Pakistan, 6 October 2021
Nicaragua, 23 August 2021
South Korea, 12 August 2021
Mexiso, 10 August 2021
Cuba, 16 July 2021
HongKong, 24 June 2021
HongKong, 17 June 2021
India, 10 February 2021
Portugal, 1 February 2021
France, 23 November 2020
United States, 16 November 2020
Philippines, 21 July 2020
Malaysia, 7 July 2020
Ukraine, 8 April 2020
Pakistan, 2 April 2020
China, 26 March 2020
India, 11 March 2020
Brazil, 12 August 2019
China, 15 July 2019
Northern Ireland, 24 April 2019
Philippines, 13 February 2019
Montenegro, 30 January 2019
Puntland, 12 December 2018
India, 15 June 2018
Montenegro, 9 May 2018
Montenegro, 9 May 2018
Philippines, 18 January 2018

Read more about our recent campaigns in our Press Corner and in our Press Freedom news blog


Andrew Heslop

Executive Director Press Freedom WAN-IFRA

Paris, France

Vincent Peyrègne

Vincent Peyrègne took up duties as Chief Executive Officer of WAN-IFRA in 2012. Prior to joining WAN-IFRA, he was Head of Development at Edipresse in Switzerland with responsibility for audience insights and editorial marketing research and product development, before joining the office of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication as senior adviser to the Minister.

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