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IPI condemns arrest of Norwegian journalist in Pakistan

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, today condemned the arrest of Norwegian journalist Kadafi Zaman by the Pakistan police in Gujrat city on July 13. Kadafi Zaman, who reports for the Norwegian national public broadcasting company TV 2, was arrested while covering a demonstration in the [...]

Press freedom: Finland takes on Trump and Putin

Some 300 posters in English and Russian with headlines selected from previous editions of Finland’s Helsingin Sanomat, the largest newspaper by subscription in the Nordic region, will greet U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as they arrive in Helsinki for their much-anticipated summit today. “Welcome to the land of free press” [...]

Already more than four dozen journalists killed in 2018

As many as 49 journalists were killed around the world in the first six months of 2018, according to the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Death Watch. IPI, a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for media freedom, has been compiling annual data on the killings of journalists since 1997, as part of its press [...]

IPI urges Jordan to protect Syrian journalists caught in conflict

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, has urged the prime minister of Jordan to allow Syrian journalists trying to leave conflict zones in southern Syria to enter Jordan. According to information received by IPI, a number of journalists, camerapersons and other media workers are currently struggling to [...]

Assault on press to outlive Turkey’s state of emergency

The state of emergency in Turkey, which has been extended seven times, is scheduled to be lifted on July 18, 2018, almost two years to the day after its initial implementation following an attempted coup that Turkey’s government has blamed on the exiled cleric Fetullah Gülen. While the move would appear to be a positive [...]

Fritt Ord Foundation joins IJ4EU fund as partner

The International Press Institute (IPI) is pleased to announce that the Norway-based Fritt Ord Foundation has joined the 2018 IJ4EU fund as a contributing partner. Fritt Ord has provided IPI with a grant of 200,000 NOK (approximately 26,500 euros) to provide additional financial support to projects selected by the independent jury last month. The additional [...]

Abdul Manan Arghand, Afghanistan

Abdul Manan Arghand, a reporter for Kabul TV was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen riding a motorbike in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan on April 25, 2018. Police said that it was investigating the case. Arghand, according to his colleagues, had received death threats.

IPI demands release of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for media freedom, today described the decision of a court in Myanmar to try two Reuters journalists for breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act as a gross of violation of freedom of expression and press freedom. The two reporters, Wa [...]

Zaman trial ends with five acquittals and six heavy sentences

Five journalists with Turkey's Zaman newspaper today were given jail sentences of up to 10 years on terror-related charges following a ten-month trial. An additional six defendants in the case were acquitted. READ FULL STORY ON FreeTurkeyJournalists WEBSITE

IPI welcomes acquittal of Angolan journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today a welcomed a court decision in Angola acquitting journalists Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Brás Lourenço on charges of insulting the country's former attorney general. The ruling came just weeks after Marques was officially recognized as IPI's 2018 World Press Freedom Hero during a ceremony at the 2018 IPI [...]