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December 21, 2008

PM Manmohan Singh to inaugurate 2009 World Newspaper Congress in Hyderabad

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has agreed to open the World Newspaper Congress, World Editors Forum and Info Services Expo 2009, the global summit meetings of the world’s press, to be held in Hyderabad, India, from March 22-25, 2009. The events, organised by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) and hosted by the Indian Newspaper Society (INS), are expected to draw 2,000 newspaper publishers, managing directors, CEO, chief editors and other senior newspaper executives at a time when the... MORE
December 9, 2008

Pulitzer Board changes rules to allow news organisations that publish only online

The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, which honour the work of American newspapers appearing in print, have been expanded to include many text-based newspapers and news organisations that publish only on the Internet, the Pulitzer Prize Board has announced. The Board also has decided to allow entries made up entirely of online content to be submitted in all 14 Pulitzer journalism categories. While broadening the competition, the Board stressed on Monday that all entered material—whether online or... MORE
November 25, 2008

First congress of Federation of African Journalists is historic milestone, says IFJ

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has welcomed the conclusion of the first working congress of the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), held in Nairobi, Kenya last week end as a historic milestone in strengthening African Journalists. "IFJ affiliates in Africa have finally realised a long-held ambition to set up their own federation. This will have a tremendous impact on journalists and media in Africa. It showed that our trade unions are now geared up to confront important... MORE
November 19, 2008

Rajdeep Sardesai elected Editors’ Guild President; sets up five-point agenda

Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, IBN Network, has been unanimously been elected as President of Editors’ Guild of India. Sardesai is the first TV editor to be elected to this post. He takes over from Alok Mehta, Editor, Naidunia Delhi. K Sachidananda Murthy, Resident Editor – Delhi, the Week , has been re-elected General Secretary, while India TV COO Rohit Bansal has been elected the treasurer at a meeting held on November 17. Bansal takes over from YC Halan, former Editor of Financial... MORE
November 13, 2008

IPI launches justice denied campaign targeting impunity and imprisonment of journalists

The Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) has launched a Justice Denied Campaign website which will carry stories meant to sound the alarm, and encourage those with the power to take action to do so. The campaign highlights the cases of 10 journalists from different regions of the world who have been silenced by imprisonment or physical attack, including murder. For them, justice has failed, and they are either serving unjust prison sentences, or their attackers are benefiting from... MORE
July 6, 2008

South Asian Centre for Journalists Reporting Conflict inaugurated in Chennai

The South Asian Centre for Journalists Reporting Conflict (SCJRC), a joint venture of the Press Institute of India (PII) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was inaugurated in Chennai on Friday, according to the Hindu It was the need to uphold freedom of the press and to ensure the protection of those dedicated to journalism that spurred the two organisations to set up the SCJRC, according to V. Murali, director, PII. The centre aims at sensitising Indian journalists to the... MORE
June 10, 2008

Star French news anchor gets run over by blonde Ferrari

The appointment of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's alleged ex-girlfriend to the country's most prestigious TV news position has taken the country's media landscape by storm. Fortyone-year-old Laurence Ferrari is to replace France's most popular and influential news reader, Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, as the host of France's most-watched news programme, the evening news on TF1. Liberation and Le Parisien newspapers suggested Sarkozy—a close friend of TF1's owner, business magnate Martin Bouygues—... MORE
June 4, 2008

O’Reilly re-elected president of WAN

Gavin O’Reilly, the Chief Operating Officer of Ireland-based Independent News & Media PLC, has been re-elected President of the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) for a third term of two years. O’Reilly, 41, who is Irish, was re-elected President Wednesday by the WAN Annual General Meeting, held during the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum in Göteborg, Sweden. The events, the global meetings of the world’s press, drew more than 1,500 publishers, editors and other senior... MORE
June 2, 2008

World’s press gathers in Sweden to celebrate print and digital developments

The 61st World Newspaper Congress and 15th World Editors Forum opened in Sweden June 2 with recognition of Sweden’s superb media example for the rest of the world—top-ranked digital developments combined with a deep love of print. “In the exploitation of the new opportunities created by the Internet, the Swedish, like their Nordic neighbours, have also proved leaders, whether through their digital news sites, video and web TV, the exploitation of mobile devices or in the convergence of their... MORE
June 1, 2008

Xavier Vidal-Folch elected President of World Editors Forum

Xavier Vidal-Folch, Deputy Director of the Spanish daily El Pais , has been elected President of the World Editors Forum (WEF), the global association for senior newsroom executives within the World Association of Newspapers WAN). Vidal-Folch was elected by the Board of WEF, meeting in Göteborg, Sweden, on the eve of the annual World Editors Forum conference. He succeeds George Brock, Saturday Editor of The Times of London, who served as WEF President for the last four years. “It is an honour... MORE