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Hope for change in Gambia remains two months after election

With a new president in place, journalists in Gambia appear to be facing a brighter future after more than two decades of severe pressure. In December, the small west African country saw the latest major upheaval in its brief but tumultuous political history when Adama Barrow scored a surprise upset in Gambia’s Dec. 1 presidential […]

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Donation to help Indiana University study media issues

Researchers at Indiana University (IU) working with Dr. Anthony Fargo, a member of the International Press Institute (IPI)’s North American Committee, will expand their study of confidential source protections and the Freedom of Information Act thanks to a recent $100,000 donation, the University has announced. The gift will fund research, public lectures and travel for […]

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#NewMember: Zambia’s News Diggers joins IPI

IPI is proud to welcome Zambia’s News Diggers, a new multimedia publication focused on investigative journalism, as a full member of its global network for a free media. News Diggers is headed by editor-in-chief Joseph Mwenda, who previously led a 30-person team in the newsroom of Zambia’s The Post, exposing corruption and electoral malpractice until […]

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First victory for journalists against Spain’s ‘gag law’

The International Press Institute (IPI) this week welcomed the Spanish government’s decision to drop fines against a reporter who posted online a photo of police making an arrest, ending the first case against a journalist under a controversial provision of Spain’s notorious 2015 “gag law”*. But IPI criticized the government for waiting until one week […]

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