The Huffington Post Greece was invited to participate in a WAN IFRA initiative relating to the Charlie Hebdo atrocities. Huff Post Greece published an article by Andrew Heslop, Director / Press Freedom of WAN IFRA that was cross-published in leading newspapers around Europe and worldwide (on an exclusive, one publication per country basis), in support of Charlie Hebdo, highlighting the issue of attacks against journalists as a major threat to global press freedom.
WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers is the global organization of the world’s press, representing more than 18.000 publications, 15.000 online sites and over 3.000 companies in more than 120 countries. The organization was created by the merger of the World Association of Newspapers and IFRA, having a 110-year history between them as the global representatives of the world’s press.
WAN-IFRA is committed to defending freedom of expression by promoting a free and independent press around the world. In its primary mission to strengthen and support the independent press, WAN-IFRA’s global engagements are aimed at defending press freedom and promoting sustainable, financially viable media aligned under three main strategic objectives: Advocacy, Development, and Sustainability.