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IPI Membership News – July 1, 2020

Read this edition of our fortnightly IPI membership newsletter.  If you would like to find out more about our global network and get actively involved in promoting press freedom in your country, click here The IPI global network is at the centre of the challenges of this journalistic moment. We know journalism is under real pressure and [...]

Journalism and the Black Lives Matter Protests (Zoom, July 7)

Reporting safely and with clarity: Journalism and the Black Lives Matter Protests Following the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing nationwide protests against institutionalized racism, American journalists have been called to witness a turning point in the country's history. It's forced a real-time debate about how journalists mesh their craft and moral obligations with [...]

Journalism in times of isolation (Livecast, 24 June, 2020)

Missed the event?  Watch the video recording   The world is in an extraordinary state at the moment. The measures against COVID-19 not only affects our day-to-day interaction but also has consequences for the way we consume international stories, news and images. Photographers, journalists, writers and filmmakers around the world are being restricted [...]

Freedom of Expression, Media and Information: SHDM II (June 22-23, 2020)

The second Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on Freedom of Expression, Media and Information took place on 22-23 June 2020 (online). The meeting was organized by the Albanian OSCE Chairmanship with the support of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Missed the event?  Watch [...]

Nedim Türfent: 1500 Days Behind Bars (June 21, 2020)

On June 21, IPI, MLSA and PEN International will be holding online panel sessions in Turkish and English to highlight Nedim Türfent’s continued imprisonment. Learn more about Nedim’s case and how you can use your voice to help free him from prison. On June 15, 45 international and local press freedom organizations published a joint statement to [...]

Press briefing with Maria Ressa (June 10, 2020)

Missed the event?  Watch the video recording   The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, organized an online press briefing with IPI Executive Board member Maria Ressa, founder of the Philippines news website Rappler, on Wednesday, June 10. The press briefing was to inform [...]

Access to information and the safety of journalists in times of crisis (June 4, 2020)

Missed the event?  Watch the video recording   In times when public authorities must take significant decisions that affect public health, civil liberties and people’s prosperity, the public’s right to access information about such decisions is vital. Governments must, under international human rights law, protect the right to freedom of expression, including the right [...]

Quality journalism, COVID-19 and disinformation (June 3, 2020)

Missed the event?  Watch the video recording   The European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with the International Press Institute (IPI) and the U.S. Mission to the European Union, jointly organized an online discussion with Barbara Trionfi, Executive Director, International Press Institute Nadezhda Azhgikhina, Journalist and Director of PEN Moscow Bojan Pancevski, Germany [...]

The End of Press Freedom in Hong Kong? (June 3, 2020)

Missed the event?  Watch the video recording   Despite a growing international outcry, China’s National People’s Congress has greenlighted a new “security law” for Hong Kong, which is expected to make it easier for China to repress critical voices in Hong Kong under the cover of national security. The new law is a [...]

#IPIWoCo 2020 in NYC postponed to 2021!

The IPI Executive Board has decided to postpone the September 2020 IPI World Congress (IPIWoCo). As you can imagine, the public health risks associated with Covid-19 mean it’s just not safe for us all to get together right now. But here’s the good news: We’re postponing, not cancelling. The World Congress will be back in [...]