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Growing hostility leads to attacks on RTV journalists in Slovenia

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed its growing concern about the increasing climate of hostility towards journalists and executives at Slovenia’s public broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVS). In recent months, the national TV and radio broadcaster and its staff have been the [...]

Nabil al-Quaety, Yemen

Nabil al-Quaety,a video journalist who contributed to Agence France-Presse (AFP), was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his house in the city of Aden on June 2. No group has claimed responsibility for the killing.

Concerns over further politicization of Public TV in Czech Republic

All Members of Parliament of the Czech Republic Follow Up to Request from March to Preserve Freedom and Independence of Public Service TV 02 June 2020 Dear Members of Parliament, Ahead of the planned election in March we urged you to choose from candidates for the Council of Czech TV (Česká televize) independently from any political interference [...]

Access Denied: FOI deadlines extended or suspended across Europe

As lockdowns lift and Europe emerges from the immediate Covid-19 health crisis in the coming months, all extensions or suspensions of deadlines for freedom of information (FOI) requests must be reversed, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. FOIs, a process by which journalists can submit an official request to a state body or organization [...]

Mir Wahed Shah, Afghanistan

Mir Wahed Shah, a journalist working for Khurshid TV, was killed along with another staff member of the organization on May 30 in the capital Kabul, when a vehicle in which they were travelling hit an improvised explosive device. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claimed responsibility hours after [...]

IPI condemns attacks on journalists covering U.S. protests

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the alarming attacks on journalists covering ongoing protests and unrest in the United States at the hands of police and in some cases protesters. Demonstrations and rioting have spread across the U.S. in response to [...]

Government’s discrediting of critical newspaper reporting damages UK press freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) to write to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson raising concerns over recent moves by the government to discredit critical newspaper reporting and block particular journalists from participating in press briefings. 29 May 2020 Dear Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson [...]

Spectre of double blow to press freedom in Hong Kong

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed grave concern over the future of press freedom in Hong Kong as lawmakers in Beijing voted to advance national security legislation with the clear potential to undermine fundamental rights in the territory, and Hong Kong’s government announced a “review” of the local public broadcaster.  China’s National People’s Congress [...]

Fears over new Chinese security law for Hong Kong

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed fear that a new national security law proposed by China will stifle press freedom and cripple independent media in Hong Kong. China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), currently meeting in Beijing, is expected to pass the [...]

Threats against journalists in Northern Ireland must stop

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, press freedom and freedom of expression organisations, journalists’ organisations, journalists and media workers condemn threats against journalists in Northern Ireland.  We, the undersigned, condemn the threats made by the South East Antrim Ulster Defence Association (UDA) against journalists at the Sunday Life and Sunday World in Northern Ireland. Early [...]