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Seven new members appointed at the WAN-IFRA's World Editors Forum Board.

Seven new members appointed at the WAN-IFRA's World Editors Forum Board.

Paris, France – 2019-12-12

The World Editors Forum (WEF), the leading network for editors from news organisations, appointed seven new members to its advisory board at a meeting in Paris on Wednesday.

Joining the board are:

  • Jane Barrett: Global Editor for Media News Strategy, Reuters, UK
  • Catarina Carvalho, Editor In Chief, Diário de Notícias, Global Media Group, Portugal
  • Brian McGrory: Editor, Boston Globe, US
  • Esther Ng: Chief Content Officer, The Star, Malaysia
  • Pamella Sittoni: Executive Editor, Nation Media Group, Kenya
  • Tammy Tam: Editor in Chief, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
  • David Walmsley: Editor in Chief, Globe and Mail, Canada

Warren Fernandez, Editor of the Straits Times and current President of WEF said:  “We are thrilled to have these distinguished editors join the WEF Board at this time. They will bring much expertise and diversity and will add greatly to our discussions on the common challenges we face in the media. They have big shoes to fill given that some heavyweight editors are stepping down to allow for succession. But given their experience in and commitment to journalism, I have no doubt they will add much to our deliberations on the way forward for the media.”


The World Editors Forum has been connecting editors around the world for the past 27 years. It is focused on the future of quality journalism, newsroom transformation and defending and protecting press freedom. It operates within WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers.

ABOUT WAN-IFRA. WAN-IFRA is the World Association of News Publishers. Its mission is to protect the rights of journalists and publishers around the world to operate independent media. WAN-IFRA provides its members with expertise and services to innovate and prosper in a digital world and perform their crucial role in society. With formal representative status at the United Nations, UNESCO and the Council of Europe, it derives its authority from its global network of leading news publishing companies and technology entrepreneurs, and its legitimacy from its 60 national association members representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries.

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