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Mahmoud Hussein: 1000 Days Behind Bars

No formal charges. No trial. No conviction. Yet this Monday, September 16, jailed Al Jazeera journalist and International Press Institute (IPI) member Mahmoud Hussein will complete 1,000 days behind bars in Egypt. The Qatar-based Egyptian national is among three dozen journalists arbitrarily detained by the government of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, whose country is among [...]

Egypt: Mahmoud Hussein completes 1000 days in prison

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, repeats its call on Egypt to free Al Jazeera journalist and IPI member Mahmoud Hussein, who has now spent 1,000 days behind bars. Hussein was arrested on December 20, 2016, upon arriving at Cairo airport and accused of “disseminating false [...]

UK parliament report urges stronger action to defend media freedom

A new report by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament underscored the global threat to media freedom and said the UK government must “move beyond the rhetoric” and publicly shame and sanction those who attack the press. While the Committee welcomed the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)’s ongoing media freedom campaign, it concluded [...]

Europe must pressure Malta in Carauana Galizia investigation, son says

Matthew Caruana Galizia, son of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was killed almost two years ago by a car bomb in Malta, today called for greater international pressure for an independent inquiry into his mother’s assassination. Speaking today at a press conference in Vienna with International Press Institute (IPI) Executive Director Barbara Trionfi, Caruana Galizia, [...]

IPI welcomes Turkish court ruling freeing Cumhuriyet journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, welcomes the decision of Turkey’s Supreme Court of Cassation to toss out a lower court ruling and free five former journalists of the newspaper Cumhuriyet who were imprisoned on terrorism-related charges. The ruling also vacated the conviction of [...]

Press freedom in Turkey remains in crisis, mission concludes

AInternational press freedom groups reported today that press freedom and the rule of law in Turkey remain in crisis despite grounds for very cautious optimism, such as yesterday’s ruling releasing several former Cumhuriyet journalists. Over three days this week, the international press freedom delegation held meetings with journalists, civil society, the judiciary and the authorities [...]

Briefing: Daphne Caruana Galizia & Malta’s Threatened Press (Vienna, Sep 13)

Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was known for her fearless coverage of power in her home country of Malta. On Oct. 16, 2017, she was murdered in a car bombing in apparent retaliation for her work. Nearly two years later, Malta has made virtually no progress in finding the mastermind behind the killing. Instead, press [...]

2019 Alfred Fried Photography Award (Vienna, Sept 12, 2019)

For the sixth consecutive year, the International Press Institute (IPI) will partner with the Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) and Edition Lammerhuber to present the annual Alfred Fried Photography Award. Named for Austrian pacifist, author and 1911 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Alfred Hermann Fried, the Award recognizes the year’s best photograph signifying the theme of peace. The [...]

IPI leitet internationale Mission zur Pressefreiheit in der Türkei

Read in English Das International Press Institute (IPI), ein globales Netzwerk von Redakteuren, Medienvertretern und führenden Journalisten, hat heute eine gemeinsame internationale Mission zur Pressefreiheit in der Türkei gestartet, die vom 11 bis 13 September in Istanbul und Ankara stattfindet. Die internationale Delegation besteht aus acht weltweit führenden Gruppen für Pressefreiheit und freie Meinungsäußerung, darunter [...]

IPI-led international press freedom mission kicks off in Istanbul

Zur deutschen Version The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, today launched the joint international press freedom mission to Turkey taking place from September 11 to 13 in Istanbul and Ankara. The international delegation consists of eight leading global press freedom and freedom of expression groups including [...]