World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC)

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

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History

May 1976, 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), World Association of Newspapers (WAN), FIPP - the network for global media, International Press Institute (IPI), and North American Broadcasters Association (NABA).

Aims

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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Activities

Serves as watchdog for news media at UNESCO, United Nations, non-aligned and other conferences. Coordinates cooperative press-freedom activities with other groups for greater effectiveness. Administers the Fund Against Censorship. Carries out projects to assist news media and journalism schools in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central and Eastern Europe.

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Consultative Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 29 countries
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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Information
    • Information
  • Communication
    • Media
    • Press
    • News
    • Journalism
  • Freedom
    • Freedom

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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

UIA Org ID

E4006

Last News Received

2011
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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