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Change in Press Freedom Management at WAN-IFRA
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Change in Press Freedom Management at WAN-IFRA

Larry Kilman, Secretary General of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has left the organisation after a long career as a leading champion of press freedom and media development worldwide.

15/04/2016

NUJ: Panama Papers highlight problems with UK Snoopers’ Charter
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NUJ: Panama Papers highlight problems with UK Snoopers’ Charter

The latest draft of the UK Investigatory Powers Bill is a threat to journalistic sources because the draft legislation enables the state to access journalists’ sources and digital communications, says the NUJ.

07/04/2016

NUJ calls for urgent action to protect journalists' sources & whistleblowers
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NUJ calls for urgent action to protect journalists' sources & whistleblowers

The union has contacted all its members and asked them to urgently contact their MP to raise concerns about the investigatory powers bill in advance of the bill's second reading on Tuesday 15 March.

14/03/2016

Government Pulls Back From Extreme FOI Clampdown
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Government Pulls Back From Extreme FOI Clampdown

The Government has said it will not be clamping down on the Freedom of Information Act by introducing measures such as charging for requests, describing the Act as “one of the pillars on which open government operates.”

04/03/2016

WAN-IFRA to launch Media Management Accelerator learning platform
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WAN-IFRA to launch Media Management Accelerator learning platform

With financial support from the Google Digital News Initiative (DNI), the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is to launch a new programme dedicated to promoting the development of new business models.

25/02/2016

‘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

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