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IPI opposes move to extradite Julian Assange

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today urged the United Kingdom not to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he faces prosecution under the U.S. Espionage Act. The extradition case of Assange, who is currently lodged in Belmarsh prison, [...]

IPI condemns China’s decision to expel Wall Street Journal reporters

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned China’s decision to expel three journalists with The Wall Street Journal. China revoked the press credentials of three Journal reporters based in Beijing on Wednesday and has ordered them to leave the country within five [...]

IPI urges China to provide information on missing citizen journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today called on Chinese authorities to provide information on the location and condition of two missing citizen journalists who had been covering the coronavirus epidemic. IPI also urged the authorities to ensure that journalists are able to [...]

Abdiwali Ali Hassan, Somalia

Abdiwali Ali Hassan, 25, a TV and radio journalist, was shot dead on February 16 in Afgooye district, some 25 kilometres outside the capital Mogadishu.  Hassan was shot several times and succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital. Police are investigating the case.

Aziz Ahmed Memon, Pakistan

Aziz Ahmed Memon,  a reporter of Daily Kawish and KTN Network, at Mehrabpur, was found dead in a canal near Hallani in Naushahro Feroze in Sindh province of Pakistan on February 16. His personal attendant told the police that he had left Memon near Sofai Sahatta village at around 10:00 am, where he was invited to attend [...]

Bulgarian independent media operating in a ‘captured state’

Bulgaria’s media concentration in the hands of oligarchs with close ties to the government, captured state institutions and, more recently, smear campaigns against critical media form a trifecta of pressure on independent journalism in the country, which joined the European Union in 2007. It is difficult to understand the environment in which Bulgarian journalists operate without [...]

Press freedom under strain in Somalia in milestone election year

When a car bomb exploded at a security checkpoint near the Somali national parliament in Mogadishu in January, killing four and wounding 10 others, freelance journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Bulbul rushed to the scene to report the news. As police blocked off the area and emergency services worked to sort through the wreckage, a crowd of [...]

Lourenço Veras, Paraguay

Lourenço "Leo" Veras, a Brazilian journalists and editor of Porã News, was shot dead in his home in Paraguay on February 12. Reports indicate that three individuals gunned down Veras while he was having dinner with his family. He was rushed to hospital where, minutes later, succumbed to wounds. Veras was a well-known journalist in the [...]

Nizar Thanoun, Iraq

Nizar Thanoun, the CEO of Al-Rasheed TV operating in Iraq, was killed by unknown assailants on February 12 outside his house. Al-Rasheed TV is owned by an opposition party figure and the network has been a critical voice against the wide-spread protests that have rocked the country.

IPI launches new protocol for newsrooms to address online harassment

DOWNLOAD THE PROTOCOL The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today launched a new protocol for newsrooms to tackle online harassment as a threat to press freedom and reduce the professional and emotional toll it can take on journalists. IPI’s protocol outlines a [...]