Tag Archives: Journalism

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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‘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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