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WAN-IFRA is you and your colleagues, standing together as part of the global community in the news publishing industry. To apply for membership online, you can use our secure online application form, or send us an email at


1. We Support Innovation and Business Development

WAN-IFRA is at the forefront of cutting edge innovations that can benefit news media around the world.

Our Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI) ensures that key industry innovations and talents are identified, developed, analysed, shared and publicized within our membership first. As an incubator, GAMI helps advancing the best innovations and talents to teh market. Among other individual services to its affiliates, GAMI supports and coordinates Research and Innovation for publishers. It identifies funding opportunities by monitoring the market to keep WAN-IFRA's members updated and provides them with news, alerts, workshops. It helps WAN-IFRA's members to plan and scope their projects and introduces them to potential partners. It facilitates applications to call for R&I, and disseminates call for expression of interests on behalf of members.

Our network of specialist consultants and executive programmes helps WAN-IFRA members in their transformation processes to ensure that the independent press remains strong, through sustainable business models and constant innovation.

2. We Deliver Critical Business News and Strategic Market Insights

Members receive exclusive WAN-IFRA industry reports, journals, blogs, World Press Trends database, and daily news services with analyses, global statistics, trends, interviews and articles from industry's key influencers. You can also gain further industry insight by engaging with our technical, regional or thematic committees. WAN-IFRA remains committed to editorial integrity, particularly in the age of digital transformation. Through its World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA provides the leading network for print and digital editors of newspapers and news organisations around the world, and insights on all aspects of journalism.

3. We Advocate for Press Freedom and the Principles of a Stable, Responsible, and Open Internet

We are, along with our members, passionate about the future of news. We promote press freedom, ethical journalism, news literacy and editorial integrity. Equally, we are mindful of the issues affecting the news industry as we navigate this digital revolution – for example – issues around online copyright, internet regulation, and the right to be forgotten. That's why WAN-IFRA has formal associate status to represent the newspaper industry at UNESCO, and consultative status at the United Nations and the Council of Europe. We also work closely with the 80 national newspaper associations within our membership.

4. We facilitate Networking and Knowledge Sharing

WAN-IFRA's global member network is central to our organisation. Members receive more opportunities to get the latest information and network with the brightest minds at local, regional and world events, including World News Media Congress and World Publishing Expo.

How to join

We would be delighted if you could fill out our secure online form using the links below.

Your annual membership fee is calculated on the information you provide in the online application. To receive a membership quote, please complete the application form relevant to you below. If you have any queries, please contact

We look forward to welcoming you to the global news family soon!

Corporate Membership

Membership for News Publishing companies: Newspapers, Magazines, News Agencies, Digital Publishing Companies Online Application for News Publishing Companies

Membership for Suppliers and Service Providers: Suppliers and Service Providers Online Application for Suppliers and Service Providers

Affiliate Membership: Educational, affiliate Associations and organisations Online Application for Educationals and Associations

Membership for World Editors Forum: World Editors Forum is an individual membership. Online Application for WEF



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