World Association of Newspapers (WAN)

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

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History

23-25 June 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 IFRA into World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), July 2009.

Aims

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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Activities

Campaigns against press freedom violations; channels legal aid to victimized journalists; represents the newspaper industry in international discussion on media issues. 'AMJ Formation Sarl/WAN Training and Events' organizes conferences, study tours and all marketing activities. World Editors Forum provides opportunities for senior news executives to exchange ideas and information about the business of editing newspapers. Fund for Press Freedom Development promotes growth of free and independent newspapers in developing countries through training and other forms of assistance. Through 'Newspaper in Education Programme', organizes international cooperation to encourage the culture of reading newspapers through the establishment and development of NIE activity worldwide.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, German, Russian, Spanish.

Staff

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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) (Formal Associate Relations); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Permanent Observer Status); Council of Europe (CE) (Participatory Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 20 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Information Services

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Members

Members in 114 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Communication
    • Media
    • Press
    • Newspapers, Newsreels
    • Publishing
  • Freedom
    • Freedom

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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

UIA Org ID

C1965

Last News Received

2009
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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