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Scotland to host the World News Media Congress 2019

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has announced that the 71st World News Media Congress, the 26th World Editors Forum and the 3rd Women in News Summit are to be held in Glasgow, from 1 to 3 June 2019.

Scotland to host the World News Media Congress 2019

Organised in partnership with the Scottish Newspaper Society (SNS), the events will take place at Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus, situated on the north bank of the River Clyde.

Glasgow is a significant centre for journalism, says WAN-IFRA: it is Scotland’s most important location for broadcasting, media, digital and the creative industries, and is home to the headquarters of BBC Scotland, STV and a range of major press titles including The Herald, The Daily Record, The Scottish Sun and Scottish Daily Mail.

“Scotland is a market with a remarkable diversity of national, regional and local media. We are privileged to be hosted in Glasgow by the SNS and their affiliate members,” said Vincent Peyregne, CEO Wan-Ifra.

“The Congress, incorporating the one-of-a-kind Women in News Summit, and the World Editors Forum, is a milestone on our annual programme of professional events. It is of value to every news professional seeking to better understand and address the unprecedented forces at work at this time. The Congress is a vital forum for discussions - on the future of news, press freedom and issues facing our society and its citizens,” said Peyregne.

Scottish Newspaper Society director and former Scotsman Publications editor-in-chief John McLellan said: "We are thrilled to be able to stage the 2019 World News Media Congress and are confident delegates will find Glasgow and Scotland an appropriately stunning and stimulating host.

"Scotland is steeped in the finest traditions of freedom of expression but also of media innovation - after all, television and the telephone were both invented by Scots - and is home to one of the most competitive and vibrant news markets anywhere in the world."

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