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IPI joins Comprehensive Plan to Innovate Democracy in Europe

The International Press Institute (IPI) is marking International Day of Democracy today by joining forces with 48 organizations in the publication of the paper: ‘A Comprehensive Plan to Innovate Democracy in Europe’. The paper sets out proposals on the full range of issues and at its heart seeks to protect fundamental rights including freedom of [...]

Hungary’s last independent radio station could be forced off airwaves

The European Union must take action to stop the accelerating elimination of press freedom in Hungary, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today after a government regulator rejected the license renewal of Hungary’s last independent radio broadcaster. Hungary’s Media Council, which is controlled by Viktor Orbán’s FIDESZ party, rejected the renewal application of Klubrádió, meaning [...]

IPI condena el cruel asesinato del periodista mexicano Julio Valdivia

English version. El Instituto Internacional de la Prensa (IPI, por sus siglas en inglés), una red global de directores y periodistas de los principales medios de información en defensa de la libertad de prensa, condena el asesinato del periodista mexicano Julio Valdivia. El IPI insta a las autoridades a llevar ante la justicia a los culpables y [...]

IPI strongly condemns the murder of Mexican journalist in Veracruz State

Versión en español. The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today denounced the gruesome murder of Mexican journalist Julio Valdivia and called for the authorities to hold those responsible accountable, as well as ensure the safety of all media professionals in one of the [...]

Italian journalist beaten over reporting on alleged judicial corruption

Authorities in Italy must conduct a thorough investigation into the death threats and brutal beating of journalist Michele Santagata in Cosenza and ensure his physical safety is guaranteed, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. At around 2.40pm on September 8, Santagata, a journalist and manager at online news outlet Iacchitè, was ambushed in broad [...]

Uganda’s forthcoming elections put journalists under threat

When Uganda’s electoral commission announced that starting from June all electoral campaigning must take place online and through the media due to Covid-19 restrictions, a pivotal role was, at least symbolically, assigned to the country’s journalists and media outlets. But as next year’s presidential elections approach, scheduled for early 2021, this new system has deepened [...]

Convictions overturned and retrial ordered for murder of Serbian journalist Ćuruvija

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed dismay after a court in Belgrade overturned the convictions of those found guilty of the 1999 murder of Serbian journalist Slavko Ćuruvija and ordered a retrial. Ćuruvija, an investigative reporter, owner of the Dnevni Telegraf [...]

China further restricts work of foreign journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the Chinese government’s growing attempts to restrict the work of international journalists in the country, most recently targeting U.S. and Australian reporters. At least 5 reporters from U.S-based media organizations including The Wall Street Journal, [...]

Belarus: Fresh arrests of journalists after latest protests

The mass detention and deportation journalists in Belarus on the back of widespread internet access restrictions are leading to one of the worst media freedom crackdowns anywhere in Europe in recent decades, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. In the latest crackdown on journalists covering nationwide anti-government protests, three journalists were detained during a [...]

Journalists detained, tear gassed covering protests in Bulgaria

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed concern over escalating attacks on journalists covering anti-corruption protests in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. On the night of September 2, freelance journalist Dimitar Kenarov was handcuffed and detained by riot police officers as he was [...]