The Academy partnership programs strengthen organizations working to improve the quality of media in specific countries to contribute to freedom of speech and access to information.
Through the support of local organizations, World Press photo aims to enhance the education and training of (photo)journalists, enabling them to share stories with the world and providing them with a network through which they may further their career.
World Press Photo is concentrating its efforts in Mexico, the Philippines, and Bangladesh. We have currently partnered with the following organizations in these countries: Asian Center for Journalism (Philippines), Pedro Meyer Foundation (Mexico), Article 19 (Mexico), Pathshala South Asian Media Academy (Bangladesh), and Drik (Bangladesh).
World Press Photo is working together with Free Press Unlimited, Mensen met een Missie, European Partnership for Democracy, and European Journalism Centre, who together strengthen organizations working to reduce poverty by improving the quality of media, the participation of civil society, and the accountability of democratic institutions in 11 countries.