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Bangladesh: Attacks on journalists, authoritarian laws stifle press freedom

Journalists in Bangladesh operate in a hostile and dangerous environment, often facing physical attacks and threats, legal harassment and arrests, as well as censorship and surveillance. Draconian laws restricting independent journalism continue to choke press freedom and democracy.  IPI identified at least 30 press freedom violations in a six-month period between April and September 2022, […]

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Nepal: Physical attacks and pressure on journalists continues

Despite the constitution’s commitment to “full freedom of the press,” journalists in Nepal operate in an uncertain and intimidating environment and regularly face physical attacks and threats, legal harassment, and arrests. Political interference in media outlets remains rampant and independent journalism in Nepal is hampered by a myriad of restrictive laws, including provisions in the […]

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IJ4EU fund opens new calls for cross-border investigative journalism

Newsrooms and freelancers eligible for funding and support Deadline for applications: February 2023 The Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) fund today, January 12, opened two new calls for cross-border investigative journalism projects in the European Union and EU candidate countries. IJ4EU’s Investigation Support Scheme will provide grants of between €5,000 and €50,000 to allow cross-border […]

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Somalia: Harassment of journalists continues amid deteriorating press freedom situation

The IPI global network is increasingly concerned about the deteriorating press freedom situation in Somalia after seven journalists were assaulted or detained in December 2022 alone. IPI reiterates its call on authorities to stop all attacks on press freedom and respect independent journalism. On December 22, security forces raided a local radio station, Radio Hiiraanweyn, […]

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