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About World Assosiation of Newspapers (WAN)

Founded in 1948, the World Association of Newspapers groups 76 national newspaper associations, individual newspaper executives in 102 nations, 10 news agencies, and 10 regional press organisations. It is a non-profit, non-government organisation.

In all, the Association represents more than 18,000 publications on the five continents.

The World Association of Newspapers has three major objectives:

- Defending and promoting press freedom and the economic independence of newspapers as an essential condition for that freedom.

- Contributing to the development of newspaper publishing by fostering communications and contacts between newspaper executives from different regions and cultures.

- Promoting co-operation between its member organisations, whether national, regional or worldwide.

World Association of Newspapers
7 Rue Geoffrey, St Hillaire
75005 Paris