World Association of News Publishers

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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.1 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    World Association of News Publishers   (WAN-IFRA)

    EU Transparency Register

    876753629274-54 First registered on 11 Dec 2017

    Goals / Remit

    The World Association of News Publishers, or WAN-IFRA, is the global organisation of the world’s press. Our mission is to protect the rights of journalists and publishers around the world to operate independent media. We provide our members with expertise and services to innovate and prosper in a digital world and perform their crucial role in society.

    WAN-IFRA is the world’s largest trade organisation for news publishers and a leading provider of real-time business and strategic intelligence services to news publishers and their technology partners around the globe. It derives its authority from its global network of 3,000 news publishing companies and technology entrepreneurs, and its legitimacy from its 60 member publisher associations representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries.

    Main EU files targeted

    WAN-IRA is very involved in the European framework for innovation (5 projects to date: INJECT, CPN, QUEST,Stars4media) and was also part of consultations of the future of Media during the preparation for the Work Programmes 18 / 19 and 20. WAN-IFRA is a member of the consortium led by ECORYS Nederland BV in response to a call for proposals "Technical Assistance for the MEDIA UP 2 Programme". WAN-IFRA is a longstanding technical partner organisaton in news literacy programmes (eg: funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 740072). WAN-IFR is also part of the consortium working on EU for Independent Media (2021/423-349) and also on the News Arcade project (Grant Agreement number: 101060250 — NewsCraft — CREA-CROSS-2021-INNOVLAB)


    Head Office
    69 rue du Chevaleret
    Paris 75013
    EU Office
    69 rue du Chevaleret
    Paris 75013


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade unions and professional associations

  • Networking


    Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI): Global Alliance for Media Innovation is the network for innovation within the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. Following the launch of the Global Alliance for Media Innovation during WAN-IFRA’s World Congress in June 2014, we have established a brain trust of stakeholders involved in research and innovation for news media. The core of this group is composed of pioneers, media organisations (publishers and suppliers), and academic research labs dealing with technology transfer and research programmes in Europe (Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, UK), the Americas (Brazil, USA, Canada), and Southeast Asia (Singapore, Japan).

    World Editors Forum: The World Editors Forum is the leading global community of editors and is an integral part of WAN-IFRA. We stand up for a free press, quality journalism and newsroom transformation, and have been doing so for over 25 years. We work with editors to shape their newsrooms for the future. We do so by identifying innovation and trends, tools and best practices. We share this intelligence through our blog, newsletter, meetings, networking events, conferences, research and study tours.

    Women in News: The WAN-IFRA Women in News initiative equip women journalists and editors with the skills, strategies, and support networks to take on greater leadership positions, while partnering with media to identify industry-led solutions to close the gender gap in their newsrooms, boardrooms, and in the content they produce.

    UNESCO: WAN-IFRA as an associate status partnership with UNESCO. UNESCO has built up over the years a valuable
    network of cooperation in its fields of competence with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) representing civil society. This partnership bears witness to the importance of the work of those organizations alongside government-sponsored action in international cooperation in the service of peoples for development, equality, international understanding and peace.

    Member organisations

    Supervisory Board members:

    Newest members 2021/2022:

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant Creative Europe Programme (Stars4Media II / III) 89,316€
    Grant Creative Europe Programme (NewsArcade, Project Number: 101060250) 4,127€
    Grant EU4 INDEPENDENT MEDIA, EU4IM (Project Number: 423-349) 23,525€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant Creative Europe Programme (Stars4Media III) 219,234€
    Grant Creative Europe Programme (NewsArcade, Project Number: 101060250) 35,000€
    Grant EU4 INDEPENDENT MEDIA, EU4IM (Project Number: 423-349) 250,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    The numbers of 2023 are based on forecasts for the whole year

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    WAN-IFRA protects the rights of journalists and publishers to operate free media and promote editorial quality and professional practice. We provide our members at all stages of development with innovative and professional services to help their businesses prosper. We provide our members with new ideas and applied research by bringing the outside in and looking beyond what is already known. We do this through our publications and reports; our series of global and local events and forums where we facilitate easy peer-to-peer connections to share and learn from best practices; our advisory services and applied research programmes; our campaigns to advocate for press freedom; and our media development programmes supporting news professionals under threat or operating in fragile states.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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