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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

New UNESCO report: Making the case for journalism as a public good

2022-03-10. As the news media industry continues to face a multitude of threats, UNESCO calls on governments to take action to ensure journalism can continue to function as a public good.

Digital Media India 2022: Technology and audience focus crucial for digital transformation

2022-03-10. WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media India (DMI) conference was held virtually from 8 to 10 March. The event hosted the South Asian Digital Media Awards 2021 presentation where The Hindu and HT Media Ltd. emerged as Champion Publishers of the Year. 

“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.

The global journalism community in solidarity with the women journalists in Ukraine

2022-03-08. Today, on International Women’s Day, the global journalism community stands in solidarity with the women journalists in Ukraine. We also support the many brave women journalists in Russia reporting the war in Ukraine despite the risk to their own safety and that of their families.

Why we all lose when women are excluded from the news

2022-03-08. Today, on International Women’s Day, the news media will recognise and celebrate the successful women in their midst. But as media, it is also a moment to focus on our own gender-related challenges, which is why we are launching a tracker tool to help news organisations #breakthebias.

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How Jagran New Media charted a sustainable business through audience segmentation

2022-03-07. Bharat Gupta, CEO, Jagran New Media, India, joined WAN-IFRA’s recent World News Media Congress to talk about how the brand started a transformative journey of decoding audience behaviour three years ago and consequently based its product strategy on the same. 

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.

The Reporters’ Collective – a collaborative, investigative effort

2022-03-04. Nitin Sethi is the co-founder of The Reporters’ Collective — a multi-lingual, multi-format investigative platform. He talks to WAN-IFRA about the motivation behind launching the Collective, its business model, and what sets it apart in the investigative journalism beat in India.

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.

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