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German media groups furious after 32 reporters barred from G20

BERLIN - German media groups protested Wednesday after government authorities at last week's G20 summit suddenly withdrew the accreditations of 32 journalists on unspecified security grounds

13 Jul 2017

GERMANY

Anger as German 'digital rights' blog probed for treason
Anger as German 'digital rights' blog probed for treason

BERLIN, GERMANY: German journalists and lawmakers warned of an attack on press freedom on Friday following news of a treason probe against bloggers

3 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo
World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)

8 Jan 2015

FRANCE

World's Press condemns closure of Liberian news site, wants jailed editor released
World's Press condemns closure of Liberian news site, wants jailed editor released

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called for the release of Editor Rodney Sieh from prison in Liberia.

6 Sep 2013

GERMANY

German military knew about PRISM: report
German military knew about PRISM: report

BERLIN, GERMANY: The German military has known for years of the sweeping US online surveillance programme PRISM, a newspaper reported Wednesday, citing a NATO document from the Afghanistan mission.

18 Jul 2013

FRANCE

Most dangerous countries for journalists: Syria and Somalia
Most dangerous countries for journalists: Syria and Somalia

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: On-going armed conflicts and insurgency make Syria and Somalia the world's most dangerous places for journalists, according to the annual figures on journalist deaths compiled by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

1 Feb 2013

FRANCE

World's Press condemns mass trial of Turkish journalists
World's Press condemns mass trial of Turkish journalists

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned the prosecution of 41 Turkish journalists on terrorism-related charges, calling their trial a move by the government to intimidate the press and silence criticism.

29 Sep 2012

GERMANY

Pope to sue German magazine over 'Vatileaks' cover
Pope to sue German magazine over 'Vatileaks' cover

BERLIN, GERMANY: A German magazine said on Tuesday that Pope Benedict XVI was preparing to sue it for publishing a cover satirising the "Vatileaks" leaked-documents scandal that has rocked the Vatican.

13 Jul 2012

FRANCE

Press freedom: An own goal for Ukraine
Press freedom: An own goal for Ukraine

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: As the European Football Championships drew to a close yesterday, with the spotlight on Ukraine, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Article 19, Freedom House, Open Society Foundations (OSF), and the Ukraine Association of Press Publishers today release their joint report on the country's press freedom situation.

2 Jul 2012

HONDURAS

World's Press condemns latest journalist murder in Honduras
World's Press condemns latest journalist murder in Honduras

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned the murder of Alfredo Villatoro, one of the most influential and widely respected journalists in Honduras, and called on President Porfirio Lobo to ensure that the murderers are quickly brought to justice.

22 May 2012

LIBERIA

Liberia to join movement to repeal criminal defamation
Liberia to join movement to repeal criminal defamation

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has welcomed Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's commitment to press freedom after her public endorsement of the Declaration of Table Mountain, a continent-wide call to repeal criminal defamation and 'insult' laws.

8 May 2012

FRANCE

Make a free press 'The Headline for Democratic Transition'
Make a free press 'The Headline for Democratic Transition'

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: "A free press is an essential cornerstone of any country based on democracy." So says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman, in her exclusive interview with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to mark 3 May, World Press Freedom Day.

3 May 2012

GERMANY

Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate offered for World Press Freedom Day
Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate offered for World Press Freedom Day

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has just added an interview with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman to the package of editorial and advertising materials it is offering to media worldwide to commemorate World Press Freedom Day on 3 May. Contributors from South Africa are George Bizos and Zapiro.

26 Apr 2012

GERMANY

Global call to commemorate World Press Freedom Day
Global call to commemorate World Press Freedom Day

DARMSTADT, GERMANY/PARIS, FRANCE: 3 May 2012 marks World Press Freedom Day, an opportunity to celebrate the gains and highlight the work still to be achieved in securing freedom of expression for the world's press. Material on show will include work by South Africa's Zapiro.

13 Apr 2012

TURKEY

World's Press welcomes release of Turkish journalists
World's Press welcomes release of Turkish journalists

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have welcomed the release of four Turkish journalists held for over a year on spurious charges of aiding a terrorist group, and called on Turkish authorities to do more to respect freedom of the press.

16 Mar 2012

FRANCE

World's Press welcomes Ecuador pardon, but...
World's Press welcomes Ecuador pardon, but...

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have welcomed Ecuador President Rafael Correa's decision to pardon the executives and former opinion editor of the El Universo newspaper, but said the charges and conviction should never have occurred in the first place.

29 Feb 2012

SAUDI ARABIA

World's press calls for release of Saudi Arabian journalist
World's press calls for release of Saudi Arabian journalist

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) have called for the immediate release of Saudi Arabian journalist and blogger Hamza Kashgari, who was arrested on charges of apostasy after posting tweets about the Prophet Mohammed.

24 Feb 2012

TUNISIA

Journalists protest over top jobs

Several hundred Tunisian journalists demonstrated in Tunis on Monday, 9 January 2011, to protest at the appointment of media bosses by the government, which they regard as a return to bad practices of the past.

10 Jan 2012

FRANCE

Killing of journalists in Mexico raises international concern
Killing of journalists in Mexico raises international concern

PARIS, FRANCE, AND DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have called for a thorough investigation into the slaying of Mexican journalist Miguel Ángel López and his family.

29 Jun 2011

FRANCE

World's Press condemns murder of Indian journalist
World's Press condemns murder of Indian journalist

PARIS, FRANCE, DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Following the killing of a high profile reporter in Mumbai, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have called on Indian authorities to provide better protection for journalists investigating organised crime.

28 Jun 2011

FRANCE

International press groups condemn journalist arrests in Turkey
International press groups condemn journalist arrests in Turkey

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), together with the World Editors Forum, have condemned the arrests of dozens of journalists in Turkey as a controversial investigation into the failed 2007 Ergenekon plot to overthrow the Turkish government intensifies.

15 Mar 2011