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IPI and IPI North America Committee protest planned changes in U.S. visa rules for foreign journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, and the IPI North America Committee today voiced concern over proposed changes to U.S. visa rules that would disadvantage foreign journalists working in the United States. IPI aligns itself with other press freedom groups in opposing these [...]

IPI urges Tanzania to allow media to freely cover elections

The government of Tanzania must allow the media to freely to cover the country's October 28 presidential and national legislative elections, the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom said. Tens of millions of Tanzanians will be voting on October 28 to elect a president [...]

Mahmoud Hussein completes 1400 days in Egypt prison

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today reiterated its demand for the release of IPI member and Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein from Egyptian prison. Hussein has spent 1,400 days in the notorious Tora prison as the Egyptian government has repeatedly and illegally [...]

Nigeria media houses attacked by protesters

The International Press Institute, a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today urged the Nigerian government to ensure the security of media outlets and journalists following attacks on offices of five media houses in Lagos. The offices of The Nation, the country’s leading daily; the popular private television channel [...]

IPI, IFJ urge India to stop using sedition laws to silence journalists

Two leading media freedom organisations have issued a joint call on the Indian authorities to take urgent action to prevent the increasing use of sedition laws and other legal sanctions to threaten and silence independent journalists. In a joint letter the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the International Press Institute (IPI), urged Indian Prime [...]

Recht auf Information leidet in Rumänien während Pandemie weiter

Read in English In Rumänien ist das Recht auf Zugriff auf Informationen oft eine komplizierte Angelegenheit für Journalisten und Bürger gleichermaßen. Zeugenaussagen in der Bukarester und der regionalen Presse beschreiben willkürliche Verweigerungen der Behörden, die angeforderten Daten freizugeben, ungerechtfertigte Verzögerungen und verworrene bürokratische Verfahren, die oft vor Gericht enden. Die Auswirkungen auf eine faire und [...]

Cambodia cyber-crime law will stifle press freedom

Cambodia’s current draft cyber-crime law would severely undermine press freedom, the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, said today, urging the government to hold consultations with media organizations and journalists groups before moving ahead. According to information received by IPI, the draft provides for [...]

Ein Modell zum Überleben? Online-Abonnements helfen Denník N Pandemie zu überstehen

Read in English Die Coronavirus-Pandemie hat der Weltwirtschaft verheerenden Schaden zugefügt, aber die Online-Geschäfte haben einen Boom erlebt. Das ist für die Medien, die Inhalte erfolgreich gewinnbringend durch bezahlte Inhalte vermarktet haben, möglicherweise ein enormer Vorteil, und in einigen Teilen Mitteleuropas könnte sich aus einer Krise der Medienunabhängigkeit eine Chance entwickeln. Als der zum Milliardär [...]

Compromised independence of Turkey’s institutions chokes press freedom

Turkey’s press freedom crisis is worsening amid growing state capture of media, the lack of independence of regulatory institutions, and a new social media law designed to clamp down on the remaining spaces for free comment, a coalition of 11 international press freedom, journalism and human rights groups warned following a four-day mission to the [...]

Elias Mia, Bangladesh

Elias Mias, correspondent of Daily Bijay, was hacked to death in Narayanganj district of Bangladesh on October 12. Three people have been arrested for the murder. The Daily Bijoy editor Sabbir Ahmed said that Elias was targeted following his report on drug and illegal gas connection.