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Slovak journalist continuing investigative work of Ján Kuciak receives bullet in mailbox

Police in Slovakia must thoroughly investigate a possible death threat issued against an investigative reporter at Slovak online news outlet Aktuality.sk, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. On the morning of Thursday, June 25, Aktuality investigative journalist Peter Sabo awoke to find a pistol bullet in the mailbox of the Bratislava apartment where he lives with [...]

New Naratif tells the hidden stories of Southeast Asia

Meet new IPI member PJ Thum, Singaporean, historian at Oxford University and managing director of New Naratif, the multimedia magazine that dives deep into the stories that make up the social fabric of SEA. Launched by Thum in 2017, New Naratif works with a network of freelance journalists around the region and is supported by [...]

Russian journalists face fines and probes amid creeping censorship

Journalists in Russia reporting on the authorities’ handling of the Covid-19 pandemic are facing continued fines and investigations stemming from new laws on “fake news”, intensifying an already hostile landscape for critical and independent media. During the coronavirus pandemic the country’s media regulator has issued dozens of take down and correction orders and threatened to [...]

Freedom Dialogues Turkey: IPI launches new podcast series

The International Press Institute (IPI) is proud to launch the new podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey, a platform for timely, vital conversations on press freedom, freedom of expression and the future of quality journalism. You’ll get the inside story from some of Turkey’s most trusted editors, journalists and relevant experts as they analyse and [...]

IPI condemns beating of journalist and threats of violence during Serbian election

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the beating of journalist Sasa Mikic and threats of violence against reporters and media workers covering parliamentary elections in Serbia. On election day on June 21, Mikic, a longtime sports journalist who was on assignment [...]

Egypt’s media clampdown continues with new arrests of journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the arrest of Egyptian journalist Nora Younis, editor-in-chief of al-Manassa news agency on June 24. Security forces raided the office of al-Manassa in Cairo and searched its computers before arresting Younis, who is also a [...]

Shubham Mani Tripathi, India

Shubham Mani Tripathi, a reporter for the Kampu Mail published from Kanpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the neighbouring Unnao district on June 19. Tripathi had recently complained about threats he had received from a local politician and gangs engaged in illegal sand mining and [...]

IPI condemns record ad ban on Turkey’s Evrensel newspaper

The International Press Institute (IPI) today strongly condemned the 45-day ban on independent newspaper Evrensel by the Turkish Public Advertising Agency (BİK) over a column published on May 5, 2020. This is a record length for a public ad ban on a newspaper so far in Turkey. Evrensel, an independent newspaper with a focus on [...]

Christoff Griffith, Barbados

Christoff Griffith, a photographer working with The Nation newspaper, which is part of the One Caribbean Media (OCM) group, was brutally murdered  in St Michael, Barbados, on June 22, when he rushed to a crime scene to take photos. He arrived ahead of the police and was attacked by unidentified men, who had earlier murdered another person. The [...]

Afghanistan’s Upper House opposes controversial amendments to media law

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today welcomed the decision of the Upper House of the Afghan Parliament to oppose controversial amendments to the country’s media law and called on the government to withdraw them. On June 20th, the Upper House of the [...]