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Mario Gomez, Mexico

Mario Gomez,35,  a reporter with El Heraldo de Chiapas, was shot dead on September 21, by unidentified in the southern state of Chiapas. He was leaving his house when gunmen fired at him. He died in the hospital. Gomez had complained to the police about threats he had received recently. According to El Heraldo, Gomez had [...]

VIDEO: Leading Polish editor on ‘orchestrated’ troll campaigns

The editor of the online version of one of Poland’s leading newsmagazines describes the phenomenon of “orchestrated” social media attacks on journalists in a new interview with the International Press Institute (IPI). Łukasz Lipiński, editor of Polityka.pl, said social media in Poland had been taken over by political fighting and troll attacks on journalists. “If you [...]

Colombo Declaration Symposium (Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sept 27)

International Press Institute (IPI) Head of Advocacy Ravi R. Prasad will participate in an international symposium to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Colombo Declaration on Media Freedom and Social Responsibility in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from September 27 to 29, 2018. The symposium is organized by the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI). IPI supported [...]

Abdullah al-Qadry, Yemen

Abdullah al-Qadry, a photojournalist and a contributor for AFP, was killed when Huthi rebels shelled  Qaniyah town on April 13. He was on assignment for Yemen's Belqees television in the central part of the country. Three other journalists were wounded in the incident.

#MemberSpeech: Stories that tell truth from lie might cost lives

This address was delivered on the occasion of the 2018 Alfred Fried Photography Award ceremony on September 20, 2018. In a small ethnic Hungarian village in the late seventies my grand auntie used to tell us local folk tales about people who carried some heavy curse, witnessed great dramas or had lost their sanity. Sometimes, [...]

Documentary: Digital Attacks on Female Journalists in Spain

The International Press Institute (IPI) has launched a short documentary film about online attacks and threats against female journalists in Spain. The documentary includes interviews with some of Spain's most prominent female journalists, including: • Ana Pastor, host of the news programme El Objetivo on the broadcaster La Sexta • Pepa Bueno, host of the [...]

Mozambique’s brutal war on free speech

This article was originally published on September 14, 2018 in South Africa's Mail&Guardian newspaper. It has been republished here with permission and in its original form. Last month, the Mozambican government announced plans to impose hefty new fees on foreign correspondents working in the country, including a staggering $2500 (€2,149) for single trip accreditation. These prohibitively expensive [...]

IPI condemns detention of investigative journalists in Bulgaria

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, publishers and leading journalists, condemned the detention Thursday evening of two journalists investigating fraud in EU-funded projects in Bulgaria and Romania. Dimitar Stoyanov, a reporter for the Bulgarian investigative journalism website Bivol, and Attila Biro of RISE Project Romania, were taken into custody for several [...]

2018 Alfred Fried Photography Award (Vienna, Sept 20, 2018)

For the fifth 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 recognises the year’s best photograph signifying the theme of peace. The [...]

Film Launch: Digital attacks on female journalists in Spain (Madrid, Sept. 20)

On September 20, 2018, the International Press Institute will premiere a short documentary film on the online harassment of female journalists in Spain as part of the conference “Feminism, Media and Equality” in Madrid. The event is hosted by the Platform for the Defence of Free Expression (PDLI), a Spanish free-expression group and a close [...]