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Five Journalists Murdered in 2022: World’s Press Demands Action in Mexico
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Five Journalists Murdered in 2022: World’s Press Demands Action in Mexico

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have expressed outrage at the mounting death toll of journalists in Mexico following the February 10th murder in Oaxaca state of Heber López Vázquez.

17/02/2022

Hong Kong free press in dire straits as second news outlet closes
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Hong Kong free press in dire straits as second news outlet closes

Hong Kong's Citizen News has announced it will close down, citing safety concerns for its reporters.

05/01/2022

Hong Kong pro-democracy news outlet raided by police
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Hong Kong pro-democracy news outlet raided by police

Hong Kong online pro-democracy outlet Stand News has been raided by hundreds of Hong Kong national security police, who arrested six people for “conspiracy to publish seditious publications”.

30/12/2021

Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Jimmy Lai and Apple Daily Newsroom
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Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Jimmy Lai and Apple Daily Newsroom

The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of News Publishers, has been awarded to Jimmy Lai and the staff of the Apple Daily newsroom in Hong Kong.

02/12/2021

Editorial Leadership Award – 2021 Laureats announced
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Editorial Leadership Award – 2021 Laureats announced

WAN-IFRA Women in News has announced the three recipients of its 2021 Editorial Leadership Award.

12/11/2021

Abuse And Intimidation Of Journalists Must Stop
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Abuse And Intimidation Of Journalists Must Stop

To coincide with Journalism Matters week, News Media Association chief executive Owen Meredith calls for an end to the abuse and intimidation of journalists as threats ramp up across the world.

By Owen Meredith  |  03/11/2021

Press Freedom in the UK
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Press Freedom in the UK

Press freedom, something the man in the street might assume could be taken for granted in this country, is under attack. The prospect of jail now hangs over UK journalists.

By Jon Slattery  |  20/10/2021

Journalism at its best
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Journalism at its best

Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov are shining examples of journalistic integrity.

By James Evelegh  |  14/10/2021

Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov awarded Nobel Peace Prize
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Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov awarded Nobel Peace Prize

The 2021 Nobel peace prize has been awarded to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia, both previous recipients of the WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom.

11/10/2021

Media organisations condemn Pakistan plan for strict control over media
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Media organisations condemn Pakistan plan for strict control over media

WAN-IFRA, the International Publishers Association, and the International Federation of Journalists call on Pakistani authorities to retract plans to establish the ‘Pakistan Media Development Authority’.

08/10/2021

Stormont Pushes Forward With Defamation Law Reform
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Stormont Pushes Forward With Defamation Law Reform

Defamation law reform in Northern Ireland moved a step closer to becoming a reality after a key piece of draft legislation passed a hurdle in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

24/09/2021

NMA Welcomes PACAC Inquiry Into Cabinet Office FOI Compliance
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NMA Welcomes PACAC Inquiry Into Cabinet Office FOI Compliance

The News Media Association has welcomed the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the Cabinet Office’s implementation of FOI laws.

03/09/2021

One Free Press Coalition calls for help for Afghan journalists
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One Free Press Coalition calls for help for Afghan journalists

The “10 Most Urgent” list, issued yesterday, is a special edition of the One Free Press Coalition’s monthly list, that spotlights journalists under threat in Afghanistan.

02/09/2021

Q: When is a lie not a lie?
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Q: When is a lie not a lie?

A: When your valuable audience, who your advertisers spend millions with you trying to reach, wants to hear it.

By James Evelegh  |  04/08/2021

Journalism ethics in a populist age
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Journalism ethics in a populist age

How can journalists exercise ethical responsibility and fulfil their role as society watchdogs when democratically elected leaders tell lies on an epic scale, asks Sara McConnell.

By Sara McConnell  |  04/08/2021

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