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As the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers, WAN-IFRA represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.

As the world's oldest existing press freedom organisation, WAN-IFRA plays an integral role in advocating for freedom of expression within the international community. Its actions are often conducted jointly with other freedom of expression organisations, and a selection of statements, resolutions and joint actions can be found below.

February 2013 - Joint Statement on the United Kingdom

The Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organizations, made up of leading international groups that defend and promote the freedom and independence of the media worldwide, wrote jointly to the UK Prime Minister David Cameron to express deep concers over plans for the statutory regulation of the press.

16 November 2012 - Joint Statement on Mexico

WAN-IFRA and IPI today demanded that Mexican federal and state authorities immediately investigate the murder of a freelance journalist in the central Mexican state of Puebla on Wednesday.

12 July 2012 - Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organisations Resolution on Ecuador

12 July 2012 - Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organisations Resolution on Violence and Impunity in the Americas

11 April 2012 - Joint Protest campaign - Russia, 11 April 2012
A letter on behalf of WAN-IFRA, the World Editors Forum, ARTICLE 19 and the Institute of the Americas to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of Russia

3 April 2012 - International Delegation Expresses Press Freedom Concerns in Ukraine
International delegation of press freedom organisations meets with Serhii Liovochkin, Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, to discuss freedom of expression issues

27 September 2011 - Opposition grows for the proposed UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences
International freedom of expression organisations are once again voicing their strong objections to the Equatorial Guinean president's proposed UNESCO prize  

17 June 2011 Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organisations Deterioration in freedom of expression in the Americas / Deterioro de la libertad de expresión en las Américas

17 June 2011 Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organisations  Resolution Calling on Turkey to Respect Freedom of the Press



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In countless countries, journalists, editors and publishers are physically attacked, imprisoned, censored, suspended or harassed for their work. WAN-IFRA is committed to defending freedom of expression by promoting a free and independent press around the world. Read more ...