The WPFC's 44 affiliates on six continents provides a large global network of organizations joined in common effort to support press freedom in international forums and other places where it faces challenges. Affiliates include:
American Society of Newspaper Editors - ASNE is a membership organization of 750 daily newspaper editors, people who serve the editorial needs of daily newspapers and certain distinguished individuals who have worked on behalf of editors through the years.
American Women in Radio and Television - AWRT is a national, non-profit organization of professionals in the electronic media and allied fields. AWRT’s mission is to advance the impact of women in the electronic media and allied fields by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to its members and the industry.
Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development - AIBD is a regional inter-governmental organization servicing electronic media, especially through training programs, in countries of Asia and the Pacific.
Asociación de Editores de Diarios Españoles - AEDE (Association of Spanish Newspaper Editors) was organized in 1978 and is active in the promotion, representation and business and professional defense of the editors of the daily press.
Asociación de Entidades Periodísticas Argentinas - ADEPA is a press freedom organization that joins Argentine newspapers, magazines and journals in common endeavors.
Association of Hungarian Journalists - The largest professional organization in Hungary safeguarding interests of the press, representing some 80-85 percent of journalists working in the areas of the printed and electronic press and news agencies.
Associated Press Broadcasters - The AP Broadcasters is a U.S. membership group joining numerous radio, television and other electronic media and broadcasters using AP-provided content in their daily operations.
Associated Press Managing Editors - APME is an association of U.S. and Canadian editors whose newspapers are members of The Associated Press. Since 1933, they have been dedicated to the improvement, advancement and promotion of journalism by their own newspapers and through their relationship with the AP.
Association for Women in Communications - AWC champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.
Bloque de Prensa-Venezuela - The organization provides a united voice for Venezuelan publishers and others on press freedom, professional and other concerns.
Brazilian Newspaper Association - Since its inception, ANJ has been promoting important newspaper industry causes, such as freedom of expression, professional ethics and technical development.
Canadian Newspaper Association - CNA is the voice of Canada’s daily newspaper industry. It promotes the positive reputation of newspapers as an essential medium that benefits all Canadians, and as an effective vehicle for advertisers.
Central and Eastern European Media Centre-Warsaw - The center was among the first institutions created following the end of the Cold War to promote press freedom and training for journalists from countries of the former Soviet Union.
Committee to Protect Journalists - CPJ is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981 that promotes press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.
Czech Publishers Association - UVDT supports the business independence of publishers and the development of the principles of press freedom.
Federation of Australian Radio Broadcasters - FARB is the national industry body representing the interests of Australian commercial radio broadcasters. It provides a forum for discussion of industry matters and acts as a political advocate on behalf of the industry.
Freedom Forum - The Freedom Forum, based in Arlington, Va., is a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. The foundation focuses on three priorities: the Newseum, the First Amendment and newsroom diversity.
Freedom House - Freedom House is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization, providing a strong voice for democracy and freedom around the world through international programs and publications.
Glasnost Defense Foundation - The Glasnost Defense Fund was founded in 1991 to defend the rights of journalists and to advocate freedom of the press throughout the territory of the former Soviet Union. The scope of their work includes large-scale projects and research as well as individual casework on violations of journalists’ rights.
Hong Kong Journalists Association - HKJA is run by working journalists to improve the working environment for the men and women who gather the news in Hong Kong.
Inter American Press Association - IAPA is a non-profit organization of 1,300 newspapers and magazines, dedicated to defending freedom of expression and of the press throughout the Americas.
International Association of Broadcasting - IAB was founded in 1946 as the Inter-American Association of Broadcasting. Its purpose is to consolidate principles of free expression, contribute to the cultural improvement of society and to defend the interests of private broadcasters.
International Press Institute - IPI is a global network of approximately 2,000 editors, media executives and leading journalists from over 120 countries, whose primary purpose is the promotion and defense of press freedom in individual countries and worldwide.
International Women's Media Foundation - The mission of IWMF, headquartered in Washington, DC, is to strengthen the role of women in the news media around the world, based on the belief that no press is truly free unless women share an equal voice.
National Association of Broadcasters - NAB is a full-service trade association which represents the interests of free, over-the-air U.S. radio and television broadcasters.
National Conference of Editorial Writers - Founded in 1947, the NCEW is a nonprofit professional organization that exists to improve the quality of editorial pages and broadcast editorials, and to promote high standards among opinion writers and editors.
National Federation of Press Women - NFPW is a nationwide organization of professional women -- and men -- working across the communications spectrum.
National Newspaper Association - Established in 1885, the NNA is the national voice of community newspapers. NNA represents owners, publishers, and editors of America’s community newspapers and with over 2,500 newspaper members.
National Press Club of Canada - Founded in 1928 the NPC membership includes news media workers and news makers involved in the collection, dissemination and consumption of news from Canada’s capitol Ottawa. The NPC welcomes visitors to its lounges and the many newsmaker speakers’ breakfasts/lunches and panel discussions which provide rich occasions for the exchange of ideas and making contacts. The Club’s prime objective is the promotion and support of Press Freedom and Freedom of Information nationally and internationally.
Netherlands Association of Newspaper Editors - The organization joins leading editorial personnel of Dutch print journalism in the Netherlands.
Newspaper Association of America - NAA is the major organization representing the $55 billion U.S. daily newspaper industry. NAA members account for nearly 90 percent of the daily circulation in the United States and a wide range of nondaily U.S. newspapers.
The Newspaper Guild-CWA - The Guild is a media union whose members are diverse in their occupations, but who share the view that the best working conditions are achieved by people who have a say in their workplace.
Nihon Shinbun Kyokai - NSK (The Japan Newspaper & Editors Association) is an independent organization representing some 150 daily Japanese newspapers, news agencies and broadcasters.
North American Broadcasters Association - NABA is a non-profit union of broadcasting organizations in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, committed to advancing the interests of broadcasters at home and internationally.
Organisation Camerounaise pour la Liberte de la Presse (OCALIP) - Seeks to provide a strong voice for press freedom on behalf of the journalists of Cameroon.
Overseas Press Club of America - OPC was founded in 1939 in New York City by a group of foreign correspondents, seeks to maintain an international association of journalists working in the United States and abroad; to encourage the highest standards of professional integrity and skill in the reporting of news; to help educate a new generation of journalists; to contribute to the freedom and independence of journalists and the press throughout the world, and to work toward better communication and understanding among people.
Pacific Islands News Association - PINA is the main professional association of the Pacific Islands news media. It links radio and TV stations, newspapers, magazines, online services, national associations of news media practitioners and journalism school in 23 Pacific Island countries and territories.
Pakistan Press Foundation - PPF is an independent media research, documentation and training centre working to promote and defend freedom of press.
Press Foundation of Asia - PFA headquartered in Manila, carries out editorial programs to instill in journalists a new value system and a sense of mission appropriate to today’s conditions in Asia.
Radio-Television News Directors Association - RTNDA headquartered in Washington, D.C., represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries.
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press - RCFP was created in 1970 at a time when the nation’s news media faced a wave of government subpoenas asking reporters to name confidential sources.
Sociedad Dominicana de Diarios - The organization represents leading editors and publishers of news media in the Dominican Republic.
Society of Professional Journalists - SPJ is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.