Ukraine to Host World Newspaper Congress Next Year
place in 2012. The decision was released by the Executive Committee of the
World Association of Newspapers and Publishers (
would host the 2012 Congress noting that Ukrainian press still faces
difficulties when it comes to independent reporting. He expressed hope that
the presence of hundreds of editors and publishers from all around the world
could help focus attention on the freedom of press issue.
The Congress will take place in
and is expected to bring over 1500 delegates – representatives of influential
international media. The Congress will also feature the World Editors Forum
as well as the annual Info Services Expo.
Last year the Ukrainian President
Congress. As a result of his two-day visit to
the 2012 Congress.
Publishers believes that the fact that the World Newspaper Congress and World
Editors Forum will take place in
Ukrainian state officials working on the legislation on free press in
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers is a non-profit
organization created in 1948 and based in
publishers that represents over 18 000 publications, 15 000 Web sites in 120
countries. It has a status of an official consultant, which represents the
interests of newspaper industry in UNESCO, United Nations and the European
Council. Major tasks of WAN-IFRA are to protect and promote economic
independence of the newspapers, freedom of press, and quality of journalism.
SOURCE Worldwide News Ukraine