Golden Pen of Freedom awarded to Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Chamorro
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by Vincent Peyrègne
1w ago
The award, made during the 2024 World News Media Congress taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark “is a symbol of struggle and the necessary courage to fight on in the name of press freedom.”   “At a time when freedom of the press and freedom of expression are under attack in Nicaragua, while there is a process of criminalization of independent journalism in other countries of Latin America, I am deeply honoured to receive the Golden Pen of Freedom,” said Carlos Chamorro in accepting the award. “It is an honor that I receive together with my colleagues at Confidencial, who ma ..read more
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WAN-IFRA Publishes 5th Report on AI
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by WAN-IFRA Staff
2w ago
Often lost in the constant deluge of AI announcements is the actual experimentation, implementation and innovation that news publishers are doing with the help of the technology. The report’s case studies delve into examples of how these respective publishers have identified a specific need or area where AI can help. Many cases detail the learning curve of working with generative AI – the challenges and opportunities. “Some of the randomness of the cases featured here is for good reason: to show how publishers of all sizes and at different stages of their AI journeys are finding ways to benefi ..read more
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WAN-IFRA Announced Winners of the 2024 Digital Media Awards Worldwide.
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by WAN-IFRA Staff
2w ago
These awards acknowledge excellence and groundbreaking digital innovation across a range of categories that recognise the changing way people receive and engage with news. The winning projects inspire the industry to push the boundaries of innovation and excellence. The 2024 Digital Media Awards recognise outstanding accomplishments across twelve categories To qualify, finalists must first win their category at the regional level of the Digital Media Awards, held this past year in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and South Asia. The independent judges awarded the following companies and proj ..read more
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“Only the quality of our journalism can defend us.” Carlos Chamorro and the fight for press freedom in Nicaragua
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by Andrew Heslop
2w ago
Carlos talks about how, in the battleground between politics and journalism, there is only ever one winner, and what it means to rely on journalistic credibility in the face of violence and oppression. Nicaragua is facing a deep crisis as its populist leader, Daniel Ortega, seeks to consolidate nearly two decades in power at the expense of civil liberties, human rights, and press freedom. https://soundcloud.com/backstorymediafreedom/carlos-chamorro-fight-press-freedom-nicaragua/   Read a full profile of Carlos Chamorro. Read the Golden Pen of Freedom award announcement. The post “Only the ..read more
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Martha Ramos: 2024 Golden Pen of Freedom introductory speech
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by Andrew Heslop
2w ago
Speech of Martha Ramos, World Editors Forum President, on the occasion of the award of the 2024 WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom Carlos Chamorro. Copenhagen, Denmark, 27th May 2024   Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, friends. A very good afternoon. We gather once again to celebrate outstanding achievement, an unwavering commitment to journalism: to award the Golden Pen – a symbol of struggle and the necessary courage to fight on in the name of press freedom. Our laureate this year personifies the values of this prestigious award in a way that is both humbling and inspiring to ..read more
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Profile: Carlos Fernando Chamorro
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by Andrew Heslop
2w ago
By Javier Garza Ramos The joke in the newsroom of Barricada in the Nicaragua of the early nineties was that when the publisher, Carlos Chamorro, got a phone call from the president, the message could take one of two forms. “I have a message for Mr. Chamorro,” President Violeta Barrios would say when she was upset about an article in the left-leaning newspaper. Or it could be: “Tell my son I expect him for dinner tomorrow.” For Carlos Fernando Chamorro Barrios, independence as a journalist is above everything, even when his mother was the president of Nicaragua. It has led to an extraordinary c ..read more
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Carlos F. Chamorro’s Golden Pen of Freedom acceptance speech
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by Andrew Heslop
2w ago
Media in exile under dictatorship, the last reserve of freedom Carlos F. Chamorro, Copenhagen, May 27, 2024 (Spanish) Dear Martha Ramos, World Editors Forum president, thank you for your kind words. Many thanks and gratitude to the members of the World Association of News Publishers board for awarding me the Golden Pen of Freedom 2024. Dear colleagues, friends, and my wife Desiree who is here tonight. I am deeply honored to receive the Golden Pen of Freedom 2024 award from the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) at a time when freedom of the press and freedom of expression are unde ..read more
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Ladina Heimgartner Elected President of WAN-IFRA
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by Vincent Peyrègne
2w ago
Ladina Heimgartner was elected President by WAN-IFRA members on Monday at the World News Media Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. Over 1,000 publishers, editors, journalists, and senior news executives from 80 countries attended the events, which continues through Wednesday, May 29. Ladina Heimgartner succeeds Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo, President of Henneo Media, elected President of WAN-IFRA in 2019. Together with Agnes Kalekje Nguna (The Star Newspaper, Kenya), Mariam Mammen Mathew (Manorama Online, India), Werner Zitzmann (ami – Asociación Colombiana de Medios de Información), who were ..read more
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World News Media Congress introduces NewsArcade Author
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by WAN-IFRA Staff
3w ago
After two years of development with media professionals across Europe, WAN-IFRA proudly unveils NewsArcade at the World News Media Congress (Copenhagen, 27-29 May). NewsArcade is not just another digital tool, it’s an innovative, interactive solution designed to significantly enhance youth media literacy and critical thinking skills, a crucial need in today’s media landscape. NewsArcade-Seriously Play the News is a collaborative project that unites journalism and news consumption in gamification. It’s a product of the combined efforts of game developers, researchers, publishers, and educators ..read more
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United Kingdom: Section 40 Repeal Cannot Come Soon Enough
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by Elena Perotti
3w ago
WAN-IFRA joins global press freedom campaigning organisations in signing a statement welcoming the repeal of Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act. In a joint statement published ahead of a Lords debate tomorrow on the Media Bill, which contains provisions to repeal Section 40 the group said the UK’s next government must “give a firm and unequivocal commitment” to press freedom. The statement said: “We are a group of UK-based and international organisations representing news media titles, journalists, and campaigning groups in the UK and territories right across the world. “We welco ..read more
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