WAN-IFRA Press Freedom Adverts Win International Design Award

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Adverts commissioned by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum for this year’s World Press Freedom Day campaign have been recognised with a prestigious design award at the Summit International Awards ceremony held in Canada.
“We are delighted that the striking adverts from our World Press Freedom Day campaign have been acknowledged by the international design community,” said WAN-IFRA Press Freedom Director Alison Meston. “The award recognises a visually arresting design that highlights the importance of press freedom. We hope this international recognition will encourage other design teams to get creative around the theme of freedom of expression. “

The set of two adverts, commissioned by WAN-IFRA and designed by Dubai-based agency Expression, depict journalists in the form of puppets being manipulated under the slogan, ‘No press freedom, no democracy.’ The designs scooped a Silver award in the Charity category at the Summit International Awards, a creative awards ceremony for small- to mid-sized independent agencies.

The adverts can be viewed and downloaded from the WAN-IFRA website at http://www.wan-ifra.org/node/54351

The adverts were offered as part of materials made freely available to newspapers and online sites for WAN-IFRA’s 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, the organisation’s annual campaign to commemorate the work of journalists worldwide in the defence and promotion of freedom of expression.

The adverts appeared in publications around the world in a number of different languages. Design ideas for next year’s campaign are already being discussed and submissions can be sent to alison.meston@wan-ifra.org for consideration.

WAN-IFRA’s 3 May, World Press Freedom Day campaign is supported through a strategic partnership between WAN-IFRA and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency to advance media development and press freedom worldwide. 

Learn more about WAN-IFRA at http://www.wan-ifra.org and its press freedom activities at http://www.wan-ifra.org/pressfreedom

WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore, India, Spain, France and Sweden, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.

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