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World Press Freedom Day 2015
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World Press Freedom Day 2015

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum appeal for improved physical protections for journalists, an end to censorship and other pressures facing news media.

01/05/2015

World’s Press Calls on China to Release Journalist Gao Yu
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World’s Press Calls on China to Release Journalist Gao Yu

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have called on the Chinese authorities to release 71-year-old Chinese journalist Gao Yu, who has been sentenced to seven years in jail for supposedly leaki

22/04/2015

Global Conference to address Fundamental Media Freedom Concerns
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Global Conference to address Fundamental Media Freedom Concerns

More than 100 international and Danish media professionals and experts will gather in Copenhagen April 29-30 for a conference to examine the global environment for media freedom and the importance of a free press in the development of society.

17/04/2015

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

The 2015 Golden Pen of Freedom, WAN-IFRA’s annual press freedom award, has been awarded to Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty, an exceptional announcement that highlights the on-going tragedy of those who make the ultimate sacrifice for the right

02/03/2015

World’s Press Condemns Attack Against Charlie Hebdo
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World’s Press Condemns Attack Against Charlie Hebdo

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum has condemned today’s attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 11 dead and at least four seriously injured.

07/01/2015

World’s Press Calls On Iran to Release Washington Post Journalist
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World’s Press Calls On Iran to Release Washington Post Journalist

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have protested to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani against the continued detention of journalist Jason Rezaian and have called for his immediate release.

17/12/2014

World's Press Condemns Journalists' Arrests in Turkey
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World's Press Condemns Journalists' Arrests in Turkey

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) have condemned the arrests of nearly two-dozen journalists, editors and critics of the government in Turkey and called on authorities to stop the cra

15/12/2014

Toyosi Ogunseye wins inaugural African Women in News Leadership Award
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Toyosi Ogunseye wins inaugural African Women in News Leadership Award

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the World Editors Forum (WEF) and the African Media Initiative (AMI) have announced that Toyosi Ogunseye, the editor of the Sunday Punch (Nigeria) is the winner of the inaugural Afri

17/11/2014

World’s Press Condemns Sinn Féin Leader’s Remarks On Violence Against Journalists
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World’s Press Condemns Sinn Féin Leader’s Remarks On Violence Against Journalists

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) have condemned Ireland’s Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams for his recent remarks surrounding violence against journalists.

12/11/2014

The Oslo Resolution adopted at ENPA General Assembly
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The Oslo Resolution adopted at ENPA General Assembly

ENPA calls on the EU Justice Council to safeguard press freedom in the forthcoming general regulation on data protection.

12/11/2014

English PEN Warns of ‘Chill on Free Speech’ Caused by Press Regulation Legislation
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English PEN Warns of ‘Chill on Free Speech’ Caused by Press Regulation Legislation

English PEN has warned about the “chill on free speech” caused by press regulation legislation which could see charities, not-for-profit community newspapers, political parties and specialist publications forced to join a state-sponsored regulator to

10/11/2014

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