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On International Women’s Day we stand in solidarity with the women journalists in Ukraine

Today, on International Women’s Day, the global journalism community stands in solidarity with the women journalists in Ukraine. We also support the many brave women journalists in Russia reporting the war in Ukraine despite the risk to their own safety and that of their families.

Author: Communications Gfmd | 8. March 2022

The war in Ukraine is not only a devastating military war. It is also a war marked by sophisticated disinformation.

Society’s defence to disinformation is independent truth-seeking journalism.

Jointly, the World Association of News Publishers, Global Forum for Media Development represent more than 18 000 media outlets, media development organisations and nonprofit journalism organisations worldwide.

Together we support journalists who dare to stand up to repressive regimes by exposing facts and abuses of power, allowing people in Ukraine, Russia and the rest of the world to make their own informed decisions.

Fernando de Yarza Lopez-Madrazo
President WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers

Warren Fernandez
President of the World Editors Forum

Zoe Titus
GFMD Chairperson and Namibia Media Trust Director

Kersti Forsberg
Director Fojo Media Institute

Mira Milosevic
GFMD Executive Director

Vincent Peyrègne
CEO WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers

Cherilyn Ireton
Executive Director World Editors Forum | WAN-IFRA

Melanie Walker
Executive Director, Media Development & Women in News | WAN-IFRA

Lars Tallert
Head of Policy and International Development
Fojo Media Institute


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