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Groups launch Turkey press freedom mission report

The International Press Institute (IPI) highlighted the continued jailing of over 120 journalists in Turkey as a deep stain on the country’s human rights record at the launch of a joint report by eight international press freedom and journalism organizations on the status of press freedom in the country. Turkey’s Journalists in the Dock: The [...]

Combating online violence against journalists in ‘world’s happiest country’

Struck by his own experience in dealing face-to-face with his own harasser, Sami Koivisto, head of audience dialogue at the Finnish public broadcaster Yle, used this ordeal in developing a company guide on how to address online abuse on social media. In a detailed and intense article, Koivisto recounted his personal experience of the mediation [...]

Two years of legal limbo for Cambodia journalists charged with espionage

Two years after their arrest in Cambodia on groundless esiponage-related charges, former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin remain on trial in a case that has been repeatedly delayed, in part due to lack of evidence, leaving the pair in legal limbo and a state of constant uncertainty about their future. [...]

Outrage as veteran Turkish journalist Ahmet Altan re-arrested

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed outrage at the re-arrest of prominent Turkish journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan just days after his release from prison. Altan, a veteran journalist and former editor-in-chief of the now-closed Taraf newspaper, had been freed from prison pending [...]

Media targeted as tensions boil in Bolivia

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed serious concern over the increase in violent attacks and threats against media outlets in Bolivia. Following the resignation of President Evo Morales over the weekend amid allegations of election manipulation, tensions in the South American [...]

Abdul Hameed al-Yousef, Syria

Abdul Hameed al-Yousef , a freelance photographer for a local media house in Idlib, Syria was killed on November 10 during a bombing raid by the Syrian government  armed forces on the town of Kfroma south of Idlib.

Vedat Erdemci, Syria

Vedat Erdemci, 27, a freelance journalist, was killed in the Turkish airstrike on the Syrian town of Ras-al-Ain on October 11. According to the Democratic Press Union of Northeast Syria, Erdemci recently worked on a documentary about the Yazidi children liberated from the captivity of the ISIS by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in al-Baghouz.

Expert Talk on Anti-SLAPP Solutions (Brussels, Nov 12, 2019)

“Strategic lawsuits against public participation” (SLAPP) is a term that is used to describe court cases in which a powerful plaintiff, often a large corporation or wealthy politician, initiates proceedings against journalists or other critics to stop investigative research, silence criticism or squash political expression. Plaintiffs do not intend to win their case but rather [...]

Dindo Generoso, Philippines

Dindo Generoso , a radio journalist and host, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on  November 7 in Barangay Piapi, Dumaguete City.  Generoso was driving in a car to dyEM 96.7 Bai Radio to host a radio show when the attack took place. The gunmen sprayed his car with bullets. The police are investigating the [...]

Mass journalist arrests in Uganda highlight long-term crackdown on press freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed serious concern at the recent mass arrests, assaults and use of teargas against journalists peacefully protesting recent police brutality in Uganda. On Monday, November 4, over twenty journalists from different media unions and organisations were detained [...]