International Media Organisations

Public Media Alliance Formerly the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, the Public Media Alliance seeks to further the concept of public service broadcasting, foster freedom of expression and the right to communicate and provide assistance to its members through training, bursaries, consultancies, networking opportunities and material for broadcast.

Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) The Commonwealth Journalists Association is a professional association for working journalists throughout the Commonwealth and works to bring journalists closer together whether they are working in print, broadcasting, or on-line journalism, and to help raise their status and quality. The CJA has branches in some Commonwealth countries, and members in all.

WAN-IFRA The merger between these two groups has created an organisation which aspires to be the indispensable partner of newspapers and the entire news publishing industry worldwide in the defence and promotion of press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses and technology.

World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Represents international community-based broadcasters through service to members, networking and project implementation, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters AMARC, brings together a network of more than 4,000 community radios, Federations and community media stakeholders in more than 115 countries.

UNESCO The Communication & information Division promotes the free flow of ideas and universal access to information, the expression of pluralism and cultural diversity in the media and world information networks and promoting access for all to ICTs.

 International Media Freedom Organisations

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) One of the most professional and respected media freedom organisations in the world, CPJ is recognised as the leader in its field.

RSF This high profile media freedom organisation monitors abuses of media freedom and journalists’ human rights.

International Federation of Journalists The IFJ is the world’s largest organisation of journalists. First established in 1926, it was relaunched in 1946 and again, in its present form, in 1952. Today the Federation represents around 600.000 members in 134 countries.

IFEX Is a network of free expression groups that monitors violations worldwide. Issues alerts, publishes a weekly newsletter and hosts a searchable alerts online.

International Press Institute (IPI) IPI is a global organization – one of the oldest in this field – of editors, media executives and leading journalists dedicated to the protection of press freedom.

Article 19 Named after Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19 works worldwide to combat censorship by promoting freedom of expression.


The Newspaper Works The Newspaper Works advocates across a spectrum of commercial and editorial areas on behalf of the Australian news publishing industry.

Indian Newspaper Society (INS) The association of the Indian newspaper industry, the INS has a huge membership encompassing all arms of the Indian print media. It also acts as the Indian Newspaper Publishers Association

Newspapers Canada is a joint initiative of the Canadian Newspaper Association and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association.The Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA) and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA) are two separate organizations that partnered to create one strong industry voice for newspapers in Canada.

Print and Digital Media South Africa is an umbrella body incorporating print and digital media. 

TheNews Media Association is the voice of national, regional and local news media organisations in the UK

Editors’ Associations:

South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF)

Institute of Professional Editors (IPED) Australia

The Canadian Association of Newspaper Editors (CANE)

Society of Editors (SoE) UK editors’ association. Membership includes editors from newspapers, magazines, broadcast and new media.