Myanmar publisher awarded 2013 Golden Pen of Freedom

In accepting the award, Than Htut Aung cited changes in his country, but the struggle for press freedom and democracy continues.

World Newspaper Congress opens with call for press freedom

Jacob Mathew, President of WAN-IFRA, opened the 65th World Newspaper Congress, 20th Word Editors Forum and 23rd World Advertising Forum by praising media liberalisation in Myanmar and by calling for greater press freedom in Thailand.

Video: UNESCO on Safety of Journalists

In this video, Etienne Clément, Deputy Director UNESCO Bangkok, explains the role of UNESCO in the drive for press freedom.

New challenges, familiar threats

The 2013 Press Freedom Roundtable

Is press freedom a reality or just naïve idealism? This was the opening statement from the 2013 Press Freedom Roundtable, where experts from four continents gathered before a packed room to air their views on the critical issues facing freedom of expression worldwide.

Schibsted Sweden sees digital revenues surge

Anders Berglund, Vice President of Sales for Schibsted Media Group Sweden, discussed how his company is successfully navigating disruptive change during today’s Digital Media Round Table in Bangkok.

Using data to move beyond news to building tools

There is an abundance of creative ways to use data to tell stories and build tools that will help you cultivate a loyal, engaged audience, said Knight International Journalism Fellow Justin Arenstein at today’s Editors Masterclass on the data revolution, at the World Editors Forum in Bangkok.

Print and circulation being redefined in the MENA region

“Print is not dead, neither in our market nor in the world, it is just being redefined: there is a huge demand for niche products,” said Michael Chalhoub, Founder of Gulf Sports Media FZ-LLC, UAE about the Middle East and North Africa region during the “Around the world in 60 minutes,” session today at the World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok.

Press Freedom Takes Centre Stage at WAN-IFRA Board

The Board of WAN-IFRA has issued press freedom resolutions concerning the United Kingdom, China, Myanmar, Africa, and Argentina.

Erik Bjerager Re-elected President of World Editors Forum

The Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of the Danish national daily Kristeligt Dagblad was re-elected for a second two-year term.

Paid content strategies

Digital paid content strategies will surely be discussed and debated in Bangkok this week as Monday’s afternoon session will be completely dedicated to the topic. Shortly after Congress, WAN-IFRA will publish a Shaping the Future of News Publishing (SFN) report entitled, “Digital paid content: the journey just begins.”