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2020-04-09 Proposed Media Bill is a Threat to Freedom of Expression in Ukraine. WAN-IFRA has written to Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, to express concern over a new bill before parliament that would criminalise the dissemination of misinformation and potentially target legitimate news sources. Read more ...

2020-04-06 WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers, is postponing its World News Media Congress in Zaragoza, Spain. The Congress was initially scheduled to take place in June. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WAN-IFRA and its local host, Henneo Group, have decided to move the event to 17-19 September 2020. Read more ...

2020-04-02 The World Association of News Publishers and the World Editors Forum, which represent 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries, have expressed deep concern at the arrest of Editor-in-Chief of the Jang/Geo Media Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and called for his immediate release. Read more ...

2020-03-28 El presidente de la Asociación Mundial de Periódicos y Editores (WAN-IFRA), Fernando de Yarza, ha reclamado este sábado financiación a corto plazo para que el sector pueda subsistir ante la crisis en la publicidad provocada por el coronavirus. En una carta abierta, Yarza ha alertado de la urgencia a la que se enfrenta el sector: "Cuando el periodismo es más necesario que nunca, la publicidad prácticamente ha desaparecido”, mientras que “comprar periódicos es cada vez más complicado”. Read more ...

2020-03-27 Investigative journalist Blaž Zgaga has been targeted by a hate campaign fuelled by the Slovenian government on social networks and in the media since sending an official Freedom of Information Request on the COVID-19 pandemic to the authorities in Ljubljana. Read more ...

2020-03-26 In an open letter to President Xi Jinping, WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum urge the Chinese government to reverse its decision to force foreign reporters to leave the country and, more broadly, to ease the growing crackdown on independent news organisations that preceded this action. Read more ...

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