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WAN-IFRA launches Mobile and Editorial Webinars for Emerging Markets

WAN-IFRA launches Mobile and Editorial Webinars for Emerging Markets


The World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) today announced the launch of the Emerging Markets Webinar Series, weekly one-hour virtual workshops on editorial and mobile topics for its past and present media development project participants and other interested parties.

Topics for the webinars, which will run between May and September 2014, will include ‘the future face of mobile and digital advertising’, ‘how to use social media to build an audience,’ ‘newsroom management’, ‘monetizing your mobile products,’ and more.

Leading Swedish newspaper executive Gunnar Springfeldt will lead the first webinar, on 27 May at 12 pm CET, on the new face of mobile and digital advertising. Other webinar trainers include Penny Jones, Head of International Business Development for The Guardian, Assem el Bassal, General Manager of Masrawy Linkonline in Egypt, Paula Fray, a leading South African editorial trainer, and others.

“We are delighted to be offering this webinar series to our Media Development participants, and others who wish to attend,” said Melanie Walker, WAN-IFRA’s Head Consultant for Media Development. “The series offers value-added training to current project participants, and it is an opportunity for ‘graduated’ participants to also tap into WAN-IFRA’s extensive network of media executives and trainers in a convenient, cost efficient way.”

The webinars will be held weekly from 12:00-13:00 GMT

For the full webinar line-up and to register, please visit:

To register by email, please contact Catharine Fulton at

The Emerging Markets Webinars Series is conducted under a strategic partnership to advance media development and press freedom worldwide between WAN-IFRA and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). More on WAN-IFRA’s media development initiatives can be found at

WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India, 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.

Inquiries to: Melanie Walker, Head Consultant for Media Development, WAN-IFRA, or +1.416.818.8443.

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