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The meltdown takes a toll on WAN/WEF, annual forum in Hyderabad postponed

20-January-2009
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The meltdown takes a toll on WAN/WEF, annual forum in Hyderabad postponed

The global financial crisis has hit the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) and the World Editors Forum (WEF), with the annual congress and forum slated to be held in Hyderabad from March 22-25, 2009, now standing postponed.

According to media reports, WAN now hopes to reschedule the 62nd World Newspaper Congress and 16th World Editors Forum for late November 2009.

The conference, which has previously been held in Gothenberg, Sweden, Cape Town and Moscow, is hosted jointly with a local newspaper publishers association – this year it is the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) – which usually takes on a large part of the fund raising and sponsorship requirements.

The conference that usually attracts nearly 1,500 delegates, has reported just 227 confirmed delegates for the Hyderabad congress till date, as per media reports.

Gavin O’Reilly, COO, Independent News & Media, is the President of WAN. Conference delegates included Mathias Dopfner, Chief Executive and Chairman of Axel Springer; Olivier Fleurot, Executive Chairman of Publicis Worldwide; Alan Rusbridger, Editor-in-Chief of Guardian News & Media; Tim Brooks, Managing Director, GNM; and Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the India Today Group.

Earlier report:

World Editors Forum focusses on making the most of diminishing resources

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