His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain will attend the WAN-IFRA World Media Congress in Zaragoza this week, where he will deliver a speech at the Golden Feather of Freedom 2022 ceremony. high honor of WAN-IFRA and is awarded to an individual, group or institution in recognition of outstanding action in writing or in favor of freedom of the press.
The annual congress, which brings together the world’s press, is organized by WAN-IFRA (the World Association of News Editors), whose aim is to protect the rights of journalists and editors around the world to operate independent media. .
The King and Queen of Spain, Felipe and Letizia, are the honorary chairs of this event, bringing together more than 1,000 editors, journalists and industry leaders from 75 countries and six continents.
For three days, more than 100 speakers from the main news organizations will reflect on the journalistic industry, its strategies and the solutions adopted to make the media sustainable. The program includes dozens of panel discussions and three outstanding forums such as the Global Media Leaders Summit, the Global Editors Summit and the Women in News Summit.
WAN-IFRA CEO Vincent Peyrègne said this Congress comes at a critical time. “As we face unprecedented challenges, solidarity and support are needed to defend press freedom and ensure that independent journalism and the media can continue to play their key role in society.
World News Day will be celebrated on Wednesday
As the Congress opens on Wednesday 28e September, World News Day will be commemorated on six continents, among newsrooms of all sizes – of the Financial Times (worldwide), The Globe and Mail (Canada) and The Straits Times (Singapore) in the hemisphere, to LA NACION (Argentina), News24 (South Africa) and Stuff (New Zealand) in the South.
The campaign will see global newsrooms running print and digital ads – as well as leveraging their social channels – to highlight the critical message that journalism Questions and deserves to be supported, promoted and defended.
The occasion will also be the focus of a 90-minute in-person event broadcast live by the World News Media Congress itself, featuring speakers from across the global industry. You can find out more about the World News Media Congress and World News Media Day here.