World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC)

Comité mondial pour la liberté de la presse
Comisión Mundial de Libertad de Prensa

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Founded by international journalists to unify independent news media against major threats to press freedom. The Charter for a Free Press -- Charte pour une presse libre -- Carta de una Prensa Libre -- Charta für eine Freie Presse -- Hartija Svobody Pecati approved by journalists from 34 countries at the 'Voices of Freedom' world conference on censorship problems, 16-18 Jan 1987, London (UK), held by WPFC, with the cooperation of Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), H-XC1965 - World Association of Newspapers (WAN), C-XC2027 - FIPP, F-XB2375 - International Press Institute (IPI), and D-XD0185 - North American Broadcasters Association (NABA).


Support the freedom and independence of news media and free flow of news and information; advocate and monitor press freedom concerns in intergovernmental organizations; assist news media, journalists and journalism schools in developing and post-communist countries through training programs, manuals, provision of equipment and other means.


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Officers: Chairman, 4 Vice Chairmen, Treasurer and Legal Counsel, Secretary and Executive Director. Executive Committee, consisting of 15 members. Advisory Committee, comprising 9 members. Directors (23).


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender Equality



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