Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Bereft of an outlet, Egyptian journalists band together

Sherif Case Study 1When the English-language newspaper Egypt Independent abruptly ceased publication on 16 April 2013 – purportedly for its unprofitability – 25 of its employees swiftly banded together to create their own publication.

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Cambodian Newspaper Moving Towards Financial Stability

09 Borom Case Study 2Six months after Borom Chea joined Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Post in 2012, he was promoted from sales manger to head of an entire department with a staff of 30. Since then, the inner-workings of his department have changed dramatically to allow for a sharp uptick in sales, greater responsibility for all staff members, and more acknowledgment when achievements are made.

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Climbing the ranks: WIN launches in South Africa

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Participants and staff of WIN South Africa.

The Women In News programme addresses the critical issue of gender parity at the management level in the African media industry by equipping women media professionals with the skills, strategies and confidence to move to greater levels of decision-making within their media companies.

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President of Niger endorses the Declaration of Table Mountain

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Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou signs the Declaration of Table Mountain.

WAN-IFRA has a global mandate to respond to media freedom violations and as a result deploys a range of advocacy measures for lasting change by working with members, media freedom organisations, and strategic local, national and international partners. The Declaration of Table Mountain is an Africa-wide campaign that builds coalitions between the media, civil society and legal profession to call on heads of state to advance press freedom and repeal criminal defamation and ‘insult’ laws.

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Zambian editor steering towards success

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WIN participants including Emelda Libanga pictured front row, center.

The Women In News programme addresses the critical issue of gender parity at the management level in the African media industry by equipping women media professionals with the skills, strategies and confidence to move to greater levels of decision- making within their media companies.

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Ecuador: International Pressure Helps Secure Press Freedom Win

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El Universo responds to a massive libel case that threatened the future of the paper.

WAN-IFRA has a global mandate to respond to media freedom violations and as a result deploys a range of advocacy measures to advance its work. WAN-IFRA operates globally with members, media freedom organisations, and strategic local, national and international partners to raise awareness and advocate for lasting change. In Ecuador, WAN-IFRA worked closely with independent media partners and civil society organizations to highlight government interference with press freedom both inside and outside of the country.

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‘Brothers from another mother': Southern African media companies paired for success

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Vincent Kahiya, editor-in-chief at Alpha Media Holdings in Zimbabwe.

Exploring a new angle on knowledge transfer, WAN-IFRA’s Executive Twinning Programme emphasizes the exchange of knowledge and creation of support systems between peers from similar markets facing familiar challenges. The programme promotes a south-south exchange that is rarely seen in the global media development context, and is driven by newspapers in emerging markets seeking to co-operate and learn from each other’s successes – and failures – to share best practice and guarantee a healthy business future.

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Before and After Maidan: A Spotlight on Press Freedom in Ukraine

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WAN-IFRA’s Larry Kilman second from right during the press freedom mission to Ukraine.

WAN-IFRA has a global mandate to respond to media freedom violations and as a result deploys a range of advocacy measures for lasting change by working with members, media freedom organisations, and strategic local, national and international partners. Working closely with its member associations in Ukraine, WAN-IFRA implemented a long-term strategy to help support the country’s independent media and used the leverage of its global reputation to open dialogue with the government on issues of immediate concern.

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Managing a newsroom: A fine balance between consistency and creativity

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With a group of young journalists and editors in Cairo, I co-founded Mada Masr in June 2013, a product of crisis and precarity, as I often like to call it.

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