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Malik Amanullah Khan, Pakistan

Malik Amanullah Khan, a local reporter and chairman of Parowa Press Club in Pakistan's Dera Ismail Khan district, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on April 30. Mr Khan was on his motorcycle at around 9am when two assailants who were also riding a bike opened fire on him near Landa Sharif Adda on Multan-Dera [...]

Journalist under police protection killed in Mexico

Lea esta noticia en español. The International Press Institute (IPI) expressed its deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of journalist Francisco Romero whose body was found on Thursday, May 16, with multiple contusions and gunshot wounds in the town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The murder of Romero, a crime reporter for newspapers Playa [...]

Francisco Romero, Mexico

Journalist Francisco Romero's body was found dead on May 16, with multiple contusions and gunshot wounds in the town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The murder of Romero, crime reporter for Playa News Aquí and Ahora, sheds serious doubts over the Federal Protection Mechanism that took over his protection after Romero was targeted with several [...]

Periodista bajo protección policial asesinado en México

Read this in English. El Instituto Internacional de la Prensa (IPI, por sus siglas en inglés) expresa su más sentido pésame a la familia y compañeros del periodista Francisco Romero cuyo cuerpo fue hallado ayer, 16 de mayo, con múltiples contusiones y heridas de bala en la localidad de Playa del Carmen, México. El presunto [...]

Disinformation campaigns erode trust in democracy

Foreign disinformation campaigns have been successful in weakening public trust in democratic mechanisms, while bolstering feelings of anger and frustration among certain groups, but have little impact on voters’ decisions and electoral results, according to a presentation by US journalist James Geraghty in Vienna earlier this week. A senior political correspondent for the National Review, Geraghty [...]

IPI condemns police raid on San Francisco journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, has vehemently condemned the raid on the house of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody and seizure of his equipment by the San Francisco police on May 10. The police barged into Carmody’s house using a sledgehammer, handcuffed him and seized his camera, [...]

International groups condemn physical attacks against journalists in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) along with 20 other international press freedom and freedom of expression organizations today sent a joint letter to Turkish President Erdoğan, condemning the brutal attacks on two individual journalists in the last week. On May 10, journalist Yavuz Selim Demirağ, a regular contributor for the opposition newspaper Yeniçağ, was attacked [...]

Singapore passes ‘Orwellian’ law on ‘fake news’

In-brief: • Singapore's new fake-news laws grants government ministers the power decide what is true or false – and to remove content accordingly • Legal recourse against arbitrary government powers is expensive and cumbersome, with many independent journalists unable to pursue it • Existing legislation already grants Singapore’s government extensive control over mainstream print media [...]

Austrian journalist reflects on now-lifted Ukraine entry ban

Auf Deutsch At the time of this interview, Christian Wehrschütz, a long-time Ukraine and Balkan correspondent for Austria’s ORF public broadcaster is in Vienna. His stay is not entirely voluntary: on March 8, the Ukrainian state imposed an entry ban on him, which was later lifted. Wehrschütz spoke to the International Press Institute (IPI) about [...]

ORF-Korrespondent Christian Wehrschütz im Gespräch über die Ukraine

Read in English Im Moment des Interviews befand sich Christian Wehrschütz, langjähriger Korrespondent des ORFs für die Ukraine und den Balkan, in Wien. Ganz freiwillig ist dieser Aufenthalt nicht, denn am 8. März verhängte der ukrainische Staat ein – inzwischen wieder aufgehobenes – Einreiseverbot gegen den österreichischen Journalisten. Mit dem in Wien basierten International Press [...]