World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
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Photojournalists call for the release of their colleague Carlos Palacio who was arrested during a protest, in Girona, Spain, 16 January 2019, Paco Freire/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Press freedom groups have launched a new resource that will help news outlets review and improve their current safety practices and protocols; the resource pays special attention to gender issues, mental health care and digital security.

Ugandan LGBT refugees pose in a protected section of Kakuma refugee camp in northwest Kenya, 14 October 2018, Sally Hayden/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Africa in January: Angola throws out clauses criminalising same sex relations, women journalists and media leaders connect at bootcamp, Ghanaian journalist murdered, a wave of internet shutdowns and more.

The public inquiry must be completely independent of the Maltese police, government and politicians, and it should be conducted by a panel of respected international judges with no political or government links.

A photojournalist for Turkey's Anadolu Agency lies on the ground after being shot with rubber bullets by the Israeli forces while covering demonstrations in the village of Ras Karkar near Ramallah, West Bank, 4 September 2018, Shadi Hatem/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Egypt continues to implement new laws to crack down on dissent; Iran persecutes environmentalists and religious minorities; Israel attacks Palestinian journalists and violates the right to privacy, freedom of expression; Bahrain continues cruel treatment of prisoners of conscience; Lebanon ramps up interrogations of online activists.

Supporters of the Turklish president wear T-shirts in the design of the national flag and carry a large flag during an election campaign rally for the AK Party in Istanbul, 20 June 2018, YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images

Free expression organisations have sent a joint letter to all candidates in the upcoming presidential elections, calling on the future president to protect and strengthen press independence in Turkey.

A woman walks past a bank of television screens displaying BBC channels at the BBC headquarters, in London, England, 12 November 2012, Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Ros Atkins quietly started an initiative to change the gender balance of contributors on his television news programme – now, more than 80 programmes are taking part in the BBC’s 50:50 challenge.

Judit Klein (CC BY-ND 2.0)

The Backstory, a new podcast series from WAN-IFRA, explores media freedom issues from across the globe.

A journalist looks at job offers during the inauguration of a new jobs counseling center for migrants and refugees at the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, 27 January 2016 , JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

The “Newscomer” project’s mentorship scheme partners a refugee or foreign journalist with a local journalist in Germany, enabling them to collaborate on stories.