This year’s virtual Congress will include the World Media Leaders Summit, the World Editors Summit, the Golden Pen of Freedom and the Women in News Summit. It is free for WAN-IFRA Members. For details and regular updates, please visit the event website. Registration is open here.

The decision to move the Congress online follows consultation with exhibitors, speakers, officials, and our strategic partner UDN (United Daily News Group of Taiwan) in light of the health restrictions applied in the country.

The 2021 Congress is part of a growing offering of virtual business events by WAN-IFRA. Since the beginning of 2021, more than 7,000 professionals have attended WAN-IFRA’s conference programme, marking a record audience since the launch of its virtual offering in 2020.

Confirming the plan for future events, WAN-IFRA has announced that the 2022 World News Media Congress will be held in Zaragoza, Spain. The Congress is scheduled from 28 to 30 September 2022 in partnership with Spanish publishing house Henneo. The 2023 Congress will take place in Taipei, Taiwan, in June 2023 with the support of local partner UDN. 


Christin Herger

Deputy Director, Global Events


ABOUT THE WORLD NEWS MEDIA CONGRESS. The World News Media Congress is the annual meeting of news publishers, editors and entrepreneurs from all over the world, a “one-stop shop” for news publishing strategies, operational insight and practices. It is hosted in a different city each year. The 2019 Congress in Glasgow drew around 900 news media professionals from more than 60 countries for three days of conferences, executive meetings, networking, and social events. The Congress encompasses related events including the Media Leaders Summit aimed at executive decision makers; the World Editors Forum for editors, newsroom managers and senior journalists; and the Women in News Summit for women in the industry and those who champion increased women’s leadership and voices in the news. The board meetings of WAN-IFRA’s various governing and advisory bodies also take place during the Congress.

ABOUT WAN-IFRA. WAN-IFRA is the World Association of News Publishers. Its mission is to protect the rights of journalists and publishers around the world to operate independent media. WAN-IFRA provides its members with expertise and services to innovate and prosper in a digital world and perform their crucial role in society. With formal representative status at the United Nations, UNESCO and the Council of Europe, it derives its authority from its global network of leading news publishing companies and technology entrepreneurs, and its legitimacy from its 60 national association members representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries.

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