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IPI launches FreeTurkeyJournalists website

The International Press Institute (IPI) yesterday unveiled a new website to serve as a resource for information on the more-than-150 journalists and media workers currently behind bars in Turkey. The website,, is part of an effort to promote and defend free expression in Turkey by calling for every journalist behind bars to receive due […]

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Experts voice concern as Turkey’s media under siege

The Turkish government’s crackdown on independent media poses serious risks to democracy and stability, journalists from the country told a Vienna audience today at an International Press Institute (IPI) event examining media freedom in Turkey ahead of an April constitutional referendum that could vest even greater power in the hands of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. […]

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Zambia police raid editor’s house, arrest wife

Over 20 armed police officers raided the home of Fred M’membe, editor-in-chief of the now-closed newspaper The Post, and arrested his wife Mutinta Mazoka M’membe on Wednesday. Police arrived at M’membe’s home with a search warrant at around 5 p.m. and arrested his wife after she argued with officers and tore up a warrant they […]

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Venezuela urged to end block on CNN en Español

  The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned efforts by Venezuela’s government to block CNN en Español, which officials accused of broadcasting “war propaganda” after it reported claims that Venezuela illegally sold visas and passports to individuals with possible links to terrorism. The broadcaster was taken off air for at least 70 days on Wednesday […]

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