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THAILAND

Thai bookseller given jail term for royal defamation

BANGKOK, THAILAND: A Thai man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail for selling books that allegedly defamed the monarchy, the latest in a string of convictions under the country's notorious lese majeste law...

24 Apr 2015

THAILAND

2013 Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Than Htut Aung of Myanmar

BANGKOK, THAILAND: Than Htut Aung, Chairman and CEO of Eleven Media Group in Myanmar, known for its audacious defiance of official censorship and dedication to democratic freedoms, has been awarded the 2013 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

4 Jun 2013

THAILAND

Summit of world's newspapers opens with call for greater press freedom

BANGKOK, THAILAND: The 65th World Newspaper Congress, 20th World Editors Forum and 23rd World Advertising Forum opened in Bangkok on Monday with praise for media liberalisation occurring in Myanmar and a call for greater press freedom in Thailand.

3 Jun 2013

FRANCE

World News Publishing Focus: Interview with Arianna Huffington

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Love it or hate it, there is no doubt the Huffington Post has become an international force in the media world. Arianna Huffington merits the cover interview in the latest issue of World News Publishing Focus, which also includes a preview of the upcoming World Newspaper Congress, World Editors Forum and World Advertising Forum in Bangkok.

21 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

THAILAND

Thailand to host World's Press in 2013

BANGKOK, THAILAND: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), today invited the world's press to attend the 65th World Newspaper Congress, 20th World Editors Forum and 23rd World Newspaper Advertising Forum, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 2 to 5 June 2013.

6 Sep 2012

UKRAINE

Speakers from five continents to address World Newspaper Congress

KIEV, UKRAINE / PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The speaker line-up for the 64th World Newspaper Congress and 19th World Editors Forum could hardly be more international, with speakers from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and South America on the podium when the global summit meetings of the world's press is held in Kiev, Ukraine, next September. Among the speakers is Trevor Ncube, deputy executive chairman, Mail & Guardian, South Africa.

20 Mar 2012