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‘Soft’ Censorship Exerts Strong Grip on Media in Macedonia
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‘Soft’ Censorship Exerts Strong Grip on Media in Macedonia

A new report from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), details how the practice of soft censorship is undermini

18/12/2015

WAN-IFRA Creates Gender and Media Freedom Steering Committee
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WAN-IFRA Creates Gender and Media Freedom Steering Committee

Leading editors and publishers from Africa and the Middle East have been appointed to the WAN-IFRA Gender and Media Freedom Steering Committee, which will contribute to the organization's ambitious Women in News (WIN) gender and media development act

16/12/2015

World's Press Calls on Turkish Authorities to Respect Independent Media
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World's Press Calls on Turkish Authorities to Respect Independent Media

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Paris on 12th December 2015, calls for renewed global solidarity with the Turkish press in the wake of continuing attacks and the government’s hard-line stanc

14/12/2015

NMA: Local Papers Must be Allowed to Report Youth Football Results
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NMA: Local Papers Must be Allowed to Report Youth Football Results

The News Media Association has said that local papers must be able to report youth football results after it emerged that Football Association is seeking to prevent leagues publishing results of under 11s teams.

11/12/2015

Soft Censorship Eroding Media Freedom in Montenegro
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Soft Censorship Eroding Media Freedom in Montenegro

‘Soft’ censorship is quickening an already serious decline in media independence in Montenegro. This is the conclusion of a new report published today by WAN-IFRA, the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), and the Montenegrin Centre for C

25/11/2015

World's Press Condemns G-20 Accreditation Process in Turkey
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World's Press Condemns G-20 Accreditation Process in Turkey

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned the Turkish government’s failure to provide accreditation to journalists from critical media outlets to cover the G-20 summit, the latest ev

13/11/2015

PA staunchly defends the FoI Act
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PA staunchly defends the FoI Act

The Press Association (PA), the UK and Ireland’s national news agency, is urging the Government to protect the Freedom of Information Act in its current form.

10/11/2015

New Reports Detail Little Progress in Fight Against Soft Censorship
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New Reports Detail Little Progress in Fight Against Soft Censorship

Soft censorship continues to be a major threat to press freedom and the governments of Hungary, Mexico and Serbia appear unwilling to follow recommendations that would guarantee a non-discriminatory allocation of public funds and government advertisi

05/11/2015

World's press demands release of Jason Rezaian
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World's press demands release of Jason Rezaian

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have called on Iranian authorities to drop charges against Washington Post Iran correspondent Jason Rezaian and to immediately release the journalist, who

24/07/2015

World’s press demands release of jailed Ethiopian journalists
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World’s press demands release of jailed Ethiopian journalists

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum are calling for the release of all journalists still jailed in Ethiopia after a week in which six of their colleagues were freed.

13/07/2015

World’s Press Condemns Journalist Killings in India
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World’s Press Condemns Journalist Killings in India

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned the vicious murders of two journalists in India and have called on the Indian authorities to act swiftly to bring the perpetrators to justic

09/07/2015

WAN-IFRA/Congress Opening Day
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WAN-IFRA/Congress Opening Day

Safety and the dangers facing journalists worldwide were the dominant themes on the opening day of the 67th World News Media Congress, currently underway in Washington D.C.

02/06/2015

Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty
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Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty

The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been dedicated in 2015 to all Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty.

02/06/2015

World’s Press Calls for Greater Protections for Journalists
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World’s Press Calls for Greater Protections for Journalists

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers has called on governments, international institutions and the media industry itself to prioritise journalists’ safety and has denounced the state of impunity that surrounds the murder of journal

01/06/2015

Support to Independent Media in Developing Countries
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Support to Independent Media in Developing Countries

Denmark has announced the allocation of 14 million Danish Kroner (1.9 million Euros) to launch an initiative to be carried out together with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers to support the development of free and independent me

01/05/2015

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