Media Freedom by the Numbers
In 2022, WAN-IFRA Media Freedom worked with 462 media professionals from 120 media in 16 countries in support of these pillars. WAN-IFRA is helping to advance media sustainability from every angle.
Support Free Media in Ukraine
The incredibly generous support of WAN-IFRA members has provided much-needed support to our colleagues in Ukraine this year. We have distributed over €200,000 of your contributions to 100+ local and regional media titles to assist with salaries and basic running costs, provide insurance cover for journalists on the front lines, source mobile power generators, and deliver newsprint to keep the presses rolling.
The conflict continues, and with the arrival of winter, what were already extremely difficult conditions are turning desperate. We urge you to consider supporting our ongoing efforts to help keep independent Ukrainian media running.
Golden Pen of Freedom
WIN Leadership Awards
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Women in News
We partner with media organisations and individuals to close the gender gap in news. We do so in the belief that balanced newsrooms, boardrooms and content are key to building resilient news organisations. Our programmes empower people and organisations to work together in support of a healthier, lasting and inclusive news industry. Read more
The key to effectively dealing with any crisis is good preparation. When it comes to keeping journalists safe, nothing is closer to the truth. Our approach guides media through all aspects of safety for their newsrooms and their journalists. Read more
A foundational training programme to help media professionals in any role understand the impact of digital on the news media industry, and how to become drivers of change within their media. Read more
Media Freedom Podcast
The latest season of our long-running podcast explores journalism across Africa from all angles, showcasing talent and promoting diversity, addressing the challenges and highlighting the opportunities for media to succeed across the continent. Read more
Climate Reporting Africa
Awarding $270,000 in grants to media organisations across the African continent, this fantastic online resource showcases some of the work produced through the initiative from each of the 27 successful recipients, allowing users to explore the coverage and investigate the issues exposed by our media partners. Read more