World Association of News Publishers


press freedom

How is misinformation affecting media and journalists in Zambia? To discuss this topic and propose potential solutions to restore professionalism, the recently created WAN-IFRA Zambia Media Freedom Committee (MFC) organised the country’s first Editors’ Round Table on the 28th of June.

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Andrew Heslop

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2019-08-09 15:11

Botswana Editors Forum (BEF) and Freedom of Expression Committee BW (WAN-IFRA's Botswana Media Freedom Committee) have jointly condemned intimidation and harassment of journalists by security agents.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-07-31 15:10

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Andrew Heslop

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2019-07-31 14:23

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Andrew Heslop

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2019-07-31 14:13

Covering conflict is often part of the job for journalists, but dealing with the aftermath – one’s own emotional response – can be a challenge. Journalists must practice self-care in order to maintain their mental health while editors can provide resources and support to help them deal with trauma.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-07-16 22:29

Many journalists see and even experience some kind of trauma, whether they're covering a conflict zone, protests or violent crime, and they can experience anxiety, depression or even PTSD. One of the best ways of coping is to talk about the experiences and the feelings they evoke, but few people do - journalists or their editors. Trauma is considered part of the job; but ignoring it only makes it worse. In this episode we look at moral injury, the kind of trauma journalists can experience, and the symptoms they might exhibit. And how to value their mental health as much their as physical safety.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-07-15 22:22

A new report from WAN-IFRA examines how news media companies in Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico are experimenting with their revenues and adapting business models to safeguard press freedom.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-07-08 15:45

The world is a more dangerous place for journalists than ever before. And as the appetite for stories that accurately represent situations on the ground persists, journalists continue to take risks in order to get a story. But how do journalists balance the importance of seeking the truth – wherever that might take them – with ensuring their personal safety? And how can editors support them?

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-06-21 12:05

If journalism protects democracy, then who is protecting journalists? The important role editors and managers play in keeping their reporters safe. In this episode, we hear from editors and safety trainers about starting the safety conversation in newsrooms, to make safety a priority rather than an afterthought. Learn about actual situations that journalists and editors have found themselves facing, and get tips on how to start putting in place safety protocols in your own newsroom.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-06-21 10:12

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 3rd June, 2019 on the occasion of the 71st World News Media Congress, 26th World Editors Forum and 3rd Women in News Summit, has called on the government of the United Kingdom to address a number of critical press freedom challenges that threaten UK media and risk undermining recent international efforts to prioritise media freedom.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-06-03 13:08

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