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Profile of registrant

World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers CH

Identification number in the register: 58748517578-15
Registration date: 03/01/12 11:45:34

The information on this organisation was last modified on 17/12/13 15:01:28
The date of the last annual update was 17/12/13 15:01:28

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers CH
Acronym: WAN-IFRA CH
Legal status: Association with legal status registered in Switzerland
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Vincent Peyregne
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Stephen Fozard
Position: Manager Legal Affairs and External Relations

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Washingtonplatz 
Darmstadt 64287
Telephone number: (+49) 6151 733 6
Fax number: (+49) 6151 733 800
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: WAN-IFRA (CH) and WAN-IFRA (FR) are world-wide sister organisations dedicated to be the indispensible partners of newspapers and the entire news publishing industry.

WAN-IFRA defends and promotes press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity. WAN-IFRA is at the same time a research organisation providing the news publishing industry with applied research in the fields of technology and business.

The news publishing industry comprises both media enterprises with roots in publishing as well as their technology and service providers.

WAN-IFRA sets out especially:

- To defend and promote press freedom and the economic independence which is an essential condition for that freedom.

- To promote the fundamental role of newspapers and the entire news publishing industry in society and in building and sustaining democracy.

- To improve editorial quality and promote ethical journalism.

- To provide expertise and research in publishing strategy, editorial, advertising, marketing, technology, production and distribution issues to the industry.

- To provide a world-wide centre for industry research and implementation and a platform for the exchange of ideas, information and experience between all parties of the news publishing industry.

- To foster international co-operation in order to encourage the culture of reading newspapers through the establishment and development of Young Reader and
Newspapers in Education programmes.

- To provide opportunities for senior news executives to exchange ideas and information about editing newspapers.

- To represent the newspaper and news publishing industry in all international discussions on media issues.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 80
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Information Society
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Youth


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Member from International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC)

The International Association of Research Organizations for the Information, Media and Graphic Arts Industries Member

Partner from ISO and Deutsch Industrie Normes

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2010 - 12/2010
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The annual report was audited and approved by PriceWaterHouse Coopers Germany.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.