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May 21, 2008

INMA drops the 'newspaper' from its name

The International Newspaper Marketing Association (INMA) is changing its name to "reflect the evolution of its member newspapers and lead the newspaper industry toward its multi-media future," according to a statement. The Dallas-based organization is dropping "newspapers" from its nameplate and will be known as the International Newsmedia Marketing Association, Editor & Publisher reported. INMA's board of directors unanimously voted on May 6 to make the change after more than a year of... MORE
March 18, 2008

Bill passed to reduce Prasar Bharati chairman's term

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has now been given the power to reduce the term of the Chairman of Prasar Bharati from six to three years and a maximum age of 70 and raising the age-limit for the CEO to 65, with the Rajya Sabha giving its approval to the amendment bill in this regard. The CEO's term is also reduced from six to five years, says an report. The Prasar Bharati (Amendment) Bill 2008 which seeks to replace an ordinance promulgated by the President on 7... MORE
February 6, 2008

Journalists' leaders launch IFJ Asia-Pacific

Leaders and representatives of journalists’ associations and trade unions across the Asia-Pacific region will work together more closely within the new International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Asia-Pacific, launched in Kuala Lumpur at the weekend. IFJ affiliates, gathered for a regional meeting on February 2-3, pledged to work together in a formal group to fight for the rights of journalists and to improve press freedom across the Asia-Pacific region. The IFJ Asia-Pacific is the... MORE
January 14, 2008

IFJ welcomes launch of Tunisia’s new union as Internet ban is lifted

Leaders of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today welcomed the “historic reform” within Tunisian journalism following the creation of a new union of journalists and the lifting of a two-year ban on the IFJ’s website, only weeks after the federation accused the government of being “stuck in a political groove of media manipulation.” Tunisia’s journalists created a national trade union for themselves at the weekend, dissolving in the process the Association of Tunisian... MORE
January 3, 2008

New SFN partner for World Association of Newspapers

Atex, the world’s leading provider of content management software and services to the global media industry, has become the latest Strategic Business Partner of the World Association of Newspapers in the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper project, it was announced Thursday. Atex will make a significant investment in the SFN project, which identifies, analyses and publicises all important operational and strategic developments that could benefit the future of newspapers all over the world. The... MORE
December 2, 2007

Media oppressor Kazakhstan to head body that values democratic norms

Kazakhstan will become the first ex-Soviet state to assume the chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The oil-rich Central Asian state will occupy the chair in 2010 -- one year later than it had sought, OSCE Deputy Spokesperson Virginie Coulloudon told Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (REF/RL) in Madrid just after the two-day summit's final press conference Friday. The United States (US) reportedly gave its backing after securing a Kazakh "pledge" that... MORE
November 20, 2007

International Press Institute names new director

The International Press Institute (IPI) has appointed IPI Deputy Director David Dadge as the new director of IPI. He will succeed Professor Johann P Fritz, who is retiring at the end of 2007. Dadge (41) has worked at the IPI secretariat in Vienna, Austria, since April 2000 as the editor of the IPI World Press Freedom Review and the press freedom advisor for Africa. Dadge specialises in security, terrorism and press freedom issues, and is the author of a number of books on these subjects... MORE
September 27, 2007

South Asian Media Solidarity Network to be formally structured

(IFJ/IFEX) - Representatives of member organisations of the South Asian Media Solidarity Network, at a meeting in Kathmandu on September 15, 2007 supported by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (foundation), unanimously adopted a new charter. The charter will be the basis for SAMSN's transition from an open platform to a formally structured organisation with an agreed charter and a wide and inclusive membership. In the process of this transition and well afterwards, SAMSN will remain committed to... MORE
July 9, 2007

IFJ, WAZ pledge to 'make co-operation work' as commission backs global agreement

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and German media group Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ Mediengruppe) pledged to work together to ensure that journalists produce quality journalism all over Europe after the two signed the first-ever global framework agreement in the media sector. In a special event in Brussels the European Commission backed the historic agreement and welcomed this industry-based effort to strengthen quality journalism in Europe. “The essence of press... MORE
July 4, 2007

WAZ and IFJ sign historic global media agreement

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today signed the first-ever global framework agreement in the media sector with Germany’s WAZ Media Group in a move that commits both sides to work together to protect freedom of the press, to promote quality standards in journalism and to secure fair working conditions for employees in the media. “It’s a breakthrough, which paves the way for similar initiatives with other trans-national media enterprises,” says IFJ Secretary General Aidan White... MORE