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New leaders for World Editors Forum board

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New leaders for World Editors Forum board

Warren Fernandez, Editor in Chief of the Straits Times and SPH’s English, Malay and Tamil publications in Singapore, was elected as the new President of the World Editors Forum at the annual board meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on 1 June.

Nigerian-based Toyosi Ogunseye, who heads language services for BBC World Service, West Africa, was elected as Vice President.

They replace President Dave Callaway, formerly editor of USA Today and CEO of, and Marcelo Rech, Vice President of Journalism, Groupo RBS, Brazil.

The World Editors Forum is the network for editors within WAN-IFRA. Its board of 24 Editors advise WAN-IFRA on matters affecting newsrooms, quality journalism and press freedom.

“Warren and Toyosi’s elections ensure WEF is in good hands as we encounter then challenges of the next two years. With media freedom under attack from all sides, a diverse, experienced leadership is what we need to help bring our industry together,” said outgoing President Dave Callaway.



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Cherilyn Ireton


2019-06-03 10:52

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The World Editors Forum is the organisation within the World Association of Newspapers devoted to newspaper editors worldwide. The Editors Weblog (, launched in January 2004, is a WEF initiative designed to facilitate the diffusion of information relevant to newspapers and their editors.

The 71st World News Media Congress, the 26th World Editors Forum and the 3rd Women in News Summit took place from 1 - 3 June 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

In this blog, WAN-IFRA provides previews, interviews, summaries of the presentations and other useful information about the Congress.

Participants were also very active on Twitter throughout the event under the hashtag #wnmc19.

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