70th World News Media Congress, 25th World Editors Forum

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70th World News Media Congress, 25th World Editors Forum

06 Jun 2018 to 08 Jun 2018
Estoril, Cascais

World Editors Forum - Women in News Summit

A unique global gathering of chief editors, publishers and CEOs passionate about media freedom and taking action to ensure a sustainable news industry.



Stand up for the future of news

"We are at a pivotal moment when trust in discerning media providers is increasingly precious. The importance of reader-based revenue is supported by technologies helping us to better engage with our audiences. We are discovering new forms of collaboration and seeking creative, innovative ways to cover news. At the heart of it all is, and will always be, quality journalism.”  - Vincent Peyrègne, CEO, WAN-IFRA

In 2017, the Golden Pen of Freedom, WAN-IFRA's annual press freedom award, was presented to Turkish journalist and former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper, Can Dündar (photo).


Portugal’s vibrant culture and dynamic media scene serve as an ideal setting for the global media to gather.

Our 2018 Congress has an extra special dimension: it marks 70 years since the organisation was founded. In 1948, in the aftermath of World War II, editors from the clandestine press in France and the Netherlands were determined to fight for the survival of a free press worldwide. They formed an association, FIEJ. While much has changed, their mission still binds WAN-IFRA's members today.


Our World News Media Congress at a glance

Download here our information brochure with everything you need to know about the upcoming 70th World News Media Congress.


Speaking at the Congress

If you know someone from a media company who would be great for Portugal 2018, or if it's you, we want to hear from you! Please prepare your brief and email us (speakers2018@wan-ifra.org).



Did you miss Durban 2017? The best ideas are captured in our Congress Blog and the video interviews on our youtube channel. Tweets are here #WNC17, pictures on Flickr and the presentations, which are accessible here.



World News Media Congress 2016: Have a look at the event with this two minute video and check our event coverage. #WNC16 was three days of ideas, strategies and inspiration – with deep insights on news media transformation. You can also find all the photos here.