WAN-IFRA’s launches new monthly podcast


WAN-IFRA’s media freedom team has launched a new monthly podcast, focused on challenging issues that journalists and media organizations face and how they tackle obstacles to continue reporting the news.

The first episode tackles the safety of journalists. The episode, called ‘The Backstory,’ touches upon the threats facing journalists worldwide. Too often, journalists put safety aside to ‘get’ the story; editors don’t anticipate the problems that their reporters or their newsrooms can face. How can journalists be prepared? What should editors think about?

WAN-IFRA Press Freedom Director, Andrew Heslop, speaks with Javier Garza, a journalist in Mexico and a global journalist security trainer, Elisabet Cantenys, executive director of the ACOS Alliance, a coalition of organizations working to develop worldwide protection standards for journalists and Carol Beyanga, chair of the Uganda Media Freedom Committee and managing editor for digital content at Daily Monitor Publications.

Each month WAN-IFRA will be taking a look at a challenging issue that journalists and media organisations are faced with, exploring how they tackle – and surmount – the obstacles to continue reporting the news.