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The woman putting all of Egypt on the map

01 Fatemah Case Study 1

Fatemah Farag, the founder and director of Welad Elbalad, during an editorial meeting.

When Welad Elbalad Media Services first launched in 2011 with a handful of hyper-local community news services across Egypt, its journalists grumbled about not being granted press cards because of restrictive laws dating back to the 1970s.

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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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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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