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Journalism trainers attacked in Russia

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned a series of attacks and other provocations in recent days in Russia apparently intended to disrupt a seminar on investigative journalism. Early this morning in the city of Yoshkar-Ola, approximately 800 kilometres east of Moscow, unknown individuals broke the ground story window of a private, two-story guest house […]

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Ethiopia’s Eskinder Nega named IPI Press Freedom Hero

Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega, who has been imprisoned since 2011 after criticising his country’s abuse of anti-terror laws to silence the press, has been named the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 69th World Press Freedom Hero. IPI also announced today the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee as the recipient of the 2017 Free Media Pioneer […]

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Syrian Center for Media and Free Expression joins IPI

The International Press Institute (IPI) is pleased to welcome the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), an NGO dedicated to protecting media freedom and supporting journalists’ rights in Syria, as an institutional member. SCM was founded in 2004 by renowned Syrian journalist and human rights defender Mazen Darwish and regularly reported on […]

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Denmark urged to repeal blasphemy law

Danish lawmakers should repeal the country’s outdated criminal blasphemy law, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Art. 140 of the Danish Criminal Code sanctions “mocking a person’s religion or the doctrine of a faith” with up to four months in prison. The provision had fallen out of use in recent years, but in February […]

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