World Association of Newspapers (WAN)

Association mondiale des journaux (AMJ)
Asociación Mundial de Periódicos
Weltverband der Zeitungen

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1948-06-23 Paris France


23-25 Jun 1948, Paris (France), as Fédération internationale des éditeurs de journaux et publications, reviving the activities of International Federation of Associations of Newspaper Managers and Publishers -- Fédération internationale des associations de directeurs et d'éditeurs de journaux (FIADEJ), also referred to as International Federation of Newspaper Managers and Publishers, which had been set up in 1933, The Hague (Netherlands), activities suspended 1938. Name subsequently changed to International Federation of Newspaper Publishers -- Fédération internationale des éditeurs de journaux -- Internationaler Verband der Zeitungsverleger -- Federación Internacional de Editores de Diarios. Present name adopted May 1997. Previously referred by acronym FIEJ. Statutes most recently amended, Nov 2005, Copenhagen (Denmark). Registered in accordance with French law. Ceased to exist when merged with U-XE2282 - IFRA into B-XJ2814 - World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Jul 2009.


Defend and promote press freedom, and economic independence of newspapers as an essential condition for that freedom; contribute to development of newspaper publishing by fostering communications and contacts among newspaper executives; promote cooperation among newspaper publishers in member nations; represent the newspaper industry and defend press freedom, professional interests and business interests in international discussions on media issues; oppose restrictions on circulation of newspapers and on advertising; promote and develop a free press and information activities in developing countries.


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General Meeting (annual, at Congress). Board, comprising 1 representative of each national organization. Executive Committee, consisting of President, First Vice-President, General Treasurer and 15 Vice-Presidents. Specialist Committees (6): Training and Events; Shaping the Future of the Newspaper; Research and Information; Communications and Public Affairs; Newspapers in Education; Press Freedom and Development Programs. World Editors Forum.


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



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