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This year's SA Cannes Lions' judges...
#CannesLions2019: Accuracy of SA judges' predictions, revealed!

Before the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicked off last week, I caught up with six of this year's 7 SA judges for their predictions of the creative work that would roar as winners. Let's see who best saw into the future...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: All the SA winners!
#CannesLions2019: All the SA winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's how SA fared overall...

21 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Cannes Lions Grands Prix awards.
#CannesLions2019: All the Grand Prix winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's a quick overview of the week's biggest winners...

21 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019 Print & Publishing Lions' Grand Prix winner: An-Nar's 'The Blank Edition' by Impact Porter Novelli Dubai.
#CannesLions2019: Print & Publishing Lions winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June, with the 2019 Cannes Print & Publishing Lions announced during the first Communication award track ceremony...

17 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom
Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom

The Golden Pen of Freedom has been awarded posthumously to Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi...

3 Jun 2019

FRANCE

Charlie Hebdo coverage wins World Young Reader Prize
Charlie Hebdo coverage wins World Young Reader Prize

In its collective efforts to help young people understand the Charlie Hebdo attacks and its implications, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has announced that the French news media has been awarded the top award in the World Young Reader Prize 'Teaching Freedom' category.

21 Jul 2015

FRANCE

World's Press calls on China to release journalist Gao Yu
World's Press calls on China to release journalist Gao Yu

PARIS, FRANCE / FRANKFURT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called on the Chinese authorities to release 71-year-old Chinese journalist Gao Yu...

22 Apr 2015

FRANCE

Europe's rights body raps France for blocking jihad sites
Europe's rights body raps France for blocking jihad sites

STRASBOURG, FRANCE: Europe's top rights body took aim at France on Thursday for blocking websites accused of condoning terrorism...

20 Mar 2015

EGYPT

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral
Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral

PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....

2 Mar 2015

FRANCE

Charlie Hebdo team struggles to heal after massacre
Charlie Hebdo team struggles to heal after massacre

PARIS, FRANCE: More than a month after jihadist gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial team, those who survived are slowly trying to return to a semblance of normality...

24 Feb 2015

FRANCE

'Drastic decline' in media freedom worldwide
'Drastic decline' in media freedom worldwide

PARIS, FRANCE: Media freedom suffered a "drastic decline" worldwide last year in part because of extremist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders said in its annual evaluation released Thursday.

13 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Have we left the media freedom debate too late?
Have we left the media freedom debate too late?

If you thought the murder of French media workers had little impact on the South African media landscape, Right2Know suggests you think again - prepare to take action with your pens and laptops...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2015

FRANCE

Charlie Hebdo sells 1.9 million copies
Charlie Hebdo sells 1.9 million copies

PARIS, FRANCE: French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has sold 1.9 million copies of its latest issue, which has provoked protests by Muslims around the globe over a new cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed...

19 Jan 2015

FRANCE

First Charlie Hebdo since attacks sold out in many parts of France
First Charlie Hebdo since attacks sold out in many parts of France

PARIS, FRANCE: The first issue of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo to be published since a jihadist attack decimated its editorial staff last week has sold out within minutes...

15 Jan 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo
World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...

8 Jan 2015

FRANCE

Will satire lose its religious punch following Charlie Hebdo attack?
Will satire lose its religious punch following Charlie Hebdo attack?

NEWSWATCH: The Mail & Guardian reports that 11 are dead and many more seriously injured due to a shooting at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo...

7 Jan 2015

FRANCE

Free imprisoned journalists says world press
Free imprisoned journalists says world press

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / World's press calls on Ethiopia to release Eskinder Nega; urges a stop to the rising global trend for imprisoning journalists.

9 Jun 2014

FRANCE

World's Press condemns closure of Liberian news site, wants jailed editor released
World's Press condemns closure of Liberian news site, wants jailed editor released

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called for the release of Editor Rodney Sieh from prison in Liberia.

6 Sep 2013

FRANCE

World's press condemns Brit govt's action against Guardian
World's press condemns Brit govt's action against Guardian

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / LONDON, UK: World's press protests against destruction of Guardian newspaper hard drives and apparent decline in press freedom of UK.

28 Aug 2013

FRANCE

Use free material to promote World Press Freedom Day
Use free material to promote World Press Freedom Day

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) will provide free a comprehensive package of editorial, visual and advertising materials on press freedom themes to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, on 3 May 2013.

29 Apr 2013

FRANCE

Most dangerous countries for journalists: Syria and Somalia
Most dangerous countries for journalists: Syria and Somalia

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: On-going armed conflicts and insurgency make Syria and Somalia the world's most dangerous places for journalists, according to the annual figures on journalist deaths compiled by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

1 Feb 2013

FRANCE

World's Press condemns mass trial of Turkish journalists
World's Press condemns mass trial of Turkish journalists

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned the prosecution of 41 Turkish journalists on terrorism-related charges, calling their trial a move by the government to intimidate the press and silence criticism.

29 Sep 2012

FRANCE

EU rights court condemns France for press freedom violations
EU rights court condemns France for press freedom violations

PARIS, FRANCE: France acted unconstitutionally when authorities searched the offices of two publications and homes of five journalists over coverage of a doping scandal, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday.

3 Jul 2012

FRANCE

Press freedom: An own goal for Ukraine
Press freedom: An own goal for Ukraine

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: As the European Football Championships drew to a close yesterday, with the spotlight on Ukraine, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Article 19, Freedom House, Open Society Foundations (OSF), and the Ukraine Association of Press Publishers today release their joint report on the country's press freedom situation.

2 Jul 2012

HONDURAS

World's Press condemns latest journalist murder in Honduras
World's Press condemns latest journalist murder in Honduras

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned the murder of Alfredo Villatoro, one of the most influential and widely respected journalists in Honduras, and called on President Porfirio Lobo to ensure that the murderers are quickly brought to justice.

22 May 2012

LIBERIA

Liberia to join movement to repeal criminal defamation
Liberia to join movement to repeal criminal defamation

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has welcomed Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's commitment to press freedom after her public endorsement of the Declaration of Table Mountain, a continent-wide call to repeal criminal defamation and 'insult' laws.

8 May 2012

FRANCE

Make a free press 'The Headline for Democratic Transition'
Make a free press 'The Headline for Democratic Transition'

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: "A free press is an essential cornerstone of any country based on democracy." So says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman, in her exclusive interview with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to mark 3 May, World Press Freedom Day.

3 May 2012

GERMANY

Global call to commemorate World Press Freedom Day
Global call to commemorate World Press Freedom Day

DARMSTADT, GERMANY/PARIS, FRANCE: 3 May 2012 marks World Press Freedom Day, an opportunity to celebrate the gains and highlight the work still to be achieved in securing freedom of expression for the world's press. Material on show will include work by South Africa's Zapiro.

13 Apr 2012

TURKEY

World's Press welcomes release of Turkish journalists
World's Press welcomes release of Turkish journalists

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / ANKARA, TURKEY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have welcomed the release of four Turkish journalists held for over a year on spurious charges of aiding a terrorist group, and called on Turkish authorities to do more to respect freedom of the press.

16 Mar 2012

FRANCE

World's Press welcomes Ecuador pardon, but...
World's Press welcomes Ecuador pardon, but...

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have welcomed Ecuador President Rafael Correa's decision to pardon the executives and former opinion editor of the El Universo newspaper, but said the charges and conviction should never have occurred in the first place.

29 Feb 2012

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