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Belarus: 2022 another disastrous year for media freedom

As another devastating year for media freedom comes to a close in Belarus, the International Press Institute (IPI) and our global network today condemn the government’s relentless efforts at prosecuting, jailing and otherwise silencing journalists, as part of a wider campaign aimed at eliminating all forms of dissent in the country. In a little over […]

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BIRN Trains 30 Journalists in Audience Engagement Reporting

BIRN held a four-day online training course in audience-engaged for 30 journalists from Balkan and Visegrad countries from November 5-8. Thirty journalists from ten media outlets were given training in engagement journalism at the workshop held by Ariana Tobin, engagement editor of ProPublica, and BIRN’s experienced trainers and mentors Aleksandra Bogdani, Ana Petruseva, Gyula Csak and Katarina […]

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Greece: MFRR alarmed by latest revelations of spying on journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins the undersigned partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) at raising alarm about the continued lack of transparency of the Greek authorities about the surveillance of journalists. As reported by Euractiv last week, an audit by the Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) at telecom company […]

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How the European Media Freedom Act could affect Hungary and Poland

The European Union’s institutions are well aware of the concerted, structural attacks on media freedom and pluralism in Hungary and Poland plus several other member states, and the European Commission’s flagship annual rule of law reports are proof of that. However, the EU’s treatment of the media freedom crises in Poland and Hungary, which are […]

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