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BERLIN, GERMANY: German media on Tuesday demanded police protection after journalists came under attack by anti-Islam protesters, saying those responsible for such assaults must be brought to justice...
7 Oct 2015
The 2015 winners of the WAN-IFRA World Digital Media Awards, which recognise publishers that have created ground breaking digital products that engage readers while increasing online business...
7 Oct 2015
At the opening of the three-day World Publishing Expo in Hamburg, organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the organisation called for strengthening the core values of independent news media...
6 Oct 2015
German media giant Axel Springer and the television group ProSiebenSAT1 are in talks to merge, a decade after an earlier tie-up was turned down by German competition authorities, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday.
7 Jul 2015
WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...
8 Jan 2015
BERLIN, GERMANY: German newspapers have ridiculed incoming EU Digital Commissioner Guenther Oettinger after he blamed "stupid" celebrities for having their private nude pictures hacked and spread online.
1 Oct 2014
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: Swiss media group Ringier and Germany's Axel Springer said on Thursday they are combining their operations in Hungary but selling a number of titles including the country's biggest broadsheet daily Nepszabadsag.
29 Jan 2014
NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals World's Best Advertising competition has announced five additional appointments to the 2014 Executive Jury.
27 Jan 2014
BERLIN, GERMANY: The World Publishing Expo opened in Berlin yesterday with a frank discussion on the future of news media by two industry leaders. (Video)
8 Oct 2013
PARIS, FRANCE / BERLIN, DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Newspaper executives from five countries were elected Sunday to the Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) during the organisation's Annual General Meeting in Berlin, Germany.
7 Oct 2013
BERLIN, GERMANY: More than 8,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors are expected in Berlin next week for the three-day World Publishing Expo, the largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry that will include some of the most influential names in the industry.
3 Oct 2013
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called for the release of Editor Rodney Sieh from prison in Liberia.
6 Sep 2013
LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / LISBON, PORTUGAL / MADRID, SPAIN: Vodafone celebrates a new era in telecoms by literally turning everything red.
26 Aug 2013
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: With more than 300 exhibitors and 18,000 visitors expected in Berlin for the World Publishing Expo in October, the event lives up to its reputation as the largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry. It can also seem overwhelming to newcomers and veterans alike.
22 Jul 2013
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Love it or hate it, there is no doubt the Huffington Post has become an international force in the media world. Arianna Huffington merits the cover interview in the latest issue of World News Publishing Focus, which also includes a preview of the upcoming World Newspaper Congress, World Editors Forum and World Advertising Forum in Bangkok.
21 May 2013
FRANKFURT, GERMANY: German media giant Axel Springer said on Tuesday its first-quarter business was boosted by major growth in digital media, even if the cost of expansion in the area was a drag on earnings.
8 May 2013
BERLIN, GERMANY: News website The Huffington Post will launch a German edition this year, the US-based company and its media partner Tomorrow Focus, part of the Burda publishing group, said on Monday.
3 May 2013
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: As a reflection of the changing nature of media, the 2013 WAN-IFRA Young Reader Prizes has added four new categories.
8 Apr 2013
HAMBURG, GERMANY: With so much media attention focused on digital, the print world is meeting in Hamburg, Germany, this week for a conference built on a simple fact: print revenues far outweigh digital revenues at newspaper companies, and finding ways to maximise them for as long as possible, while developing digital platforms, is essential for the future.
20 Mar 2013
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: On-going armed conflicts and insurgency make Syria and Somalia the world's most dangerous places for journalists, according to the annual figures on journalist deaths compiled by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).
1 Feb 2013
NEW YORK, US: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards, now in its 56th, year announced six additional appointments to the 2013 Executive Jury. This elite group of worldwide chief creative officers and executive creative directors were chosen to select the World's Best Advertising across all mediums from the shortlist selected by the online Grand Jury.
30 Jan 2013
LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: The way in which we keep up with the news has changed greatly over the past decade. How many of us still buy a daily newspaper? Many of us opt to get our news from a variety of online sources.
Ilse du Plessis 16 Jan 2013
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: What will it take to make newsrooms economically viable? This is just one of the issues that will be discussed in a free, two-hour webinar on Wednesday, January 16, on the Newsroom of the Future.
16 Jan 2013
NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.
21 Dec 2012
FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Visitors to the WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo, to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, next week, will enjoy free admission to two major events dealing with business communication and cloud computing that are being held in Frankfurt at the same time.
2 Nov 2012
PARIS, FRANCE, DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Newspaper executives from Libya and Egypt are participating in a new training programme from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA): the Media Professionals Programme, an innovative initiative to equip media executives with the tools to advance their careers and contribute to the growth of strong local media enterprises.
23 Oct 2012
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned the prosecution of 41 Turkish journalists on terrorism-related charges, calling their trial a move by the government to intimidate the press and silence criticism.
29 Sep 2012
BERLIN, GERMANY: Enno Müller is appointed managing director of AFP in Germany, with effect as of October 1; he will report to Florence Biedermann, regional director Europe-Africa.
19 Sep 2012
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: More people read newspapers than ever before, thanks to the many ways they now can be read, but publishers have not yet found ways to match that growth with revenues from digital platforms, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) said Monday in its annual update of World Press Trends.
3 Sep 2012