Press Men and Women who 'Made' History
The 20th century will certainly and rightly be remembered as one of dictatorships, wars and mass slaughter. Yet it was also one of remarkable social and economic change. Many of these extraordinary advances were only made possible by the actions of brave men and women of the press.
Even in the darkest days of the last 100 years, there were luminary journalists and publishers who kept alight the flame of hope, democracy and peace. They helped force back the curtain of totalitarianism, pave the way for the declaration of human rights and promote the emancipation of all.
To honour some of the most distinguished press men and women who "made" history, WAN has collected their stories together. Their individual tales of courage and dedication are inspiring. Together, they testify to the power of the press as a force for social change and illustrate how newspapers can help forge a better world for us all.